My son celebrated his 25th birthday last week. Yes, I am old enough to have a 25 year old kid, but I am not THAT old. While age can be measured in time, how one feels cannot. I am an adult. I work. I pay bills. I take care of my family.
However, the wonder and amazement that is this world, that is life in general, hasn't ceased to amaze me. Holding a newborn baby, watching a flower bloom, having a butterfly land on your hand or better yet, your nose, watching a bat's nightly acrobatics, or walking up to a deer in the backyard are just a few things that bring back that feeling of wonder and awe. Those moments in which you are lost in pure joy and it feels like time has stopped. That is what I want for my sons, to never lose that feeling of pure joy.
Since it was his 25th birthday I decided to bake him a candy bar cake. His favorite is Butterfinger. I could have mixed everything together and he would have loved it but I wanted it to be special. It's not every year you turn a quarter of a century and finally get to rent a car! Oh, the wonder and amazement!
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
5 c. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
2 tsp pure vanilla extract