Happy Birthday, Mister T!

Our nephew is three!
The Princess and I made him a chocolate cake with fresh strawberries and peanut butter frosting.  The cake was good; the frosting was awesome.  I'd never made PB frosting before, so I hunted around on the Internet for some ideas.  Everyone seemed to be using Ina Garten's recipe, and giving it rave reviews.  I made mine using a bit less butter and sugar, and a pinch more salt and vanilla.  Just to be contrary.

Strawberries were the perfect fresh counterpoint.  Next time, I think I'll add some sliced bananas between the layers, too...
The only downside to this particular confection was that poor Tiny and his similarly-aged cousin -- neither of whom is eating nuts yet -- were forced to look on with legitimately drooly mouths.  Poor kiddos.