We've been having some bird activity around here this week. A couple of house wrens have been building a nest in our birdhouse. We read that they sing the most when they are nesting and we enjoy hearing them sing first thing in the morning and throughout the day.
Here's a picture of a house wren:
We have also had a very distinguished bird visitor at our feeder for the last several days; a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. He is very beautiful and we have really enjoyed seeing him.
Here's a picture of a Rose Breasted Grosbeak:
Last week when I stopped by Walgreens to pick up a few things I found that they had the Easter Peeps on sale for 18 cents a box. I bought a few boxes and used them to make this sunflower cake:
If you are interested in making it some time you can find the recipe here.
I don't think I will make the cake again, but I will post the recipe for the chocolate frosting that I used, as it's a good one:
Good Chocolate Frosting
1 stick margarine or butter
1/2 cup cocoa, sifted
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/3 cup milk (may not need all)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Melt the margarine and then stir in the cocoa. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost cake immediately as this hardens as the butter cools. This is enough for a layer cake or two dozen cupcakes.
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