Last Sunday was my birthday and as far as birthdays go, this one was…. different. The kids were gone all weekend at a church retreat which left Tyson and I to ourselves. Although we had a lovely stay-cation, it also drove home the reality that having the weeks AND weekends to ourselves is going to be our new normal very soon. The kids got home on Sunday, but the day is always filled with so much activity that it didn’t feel very birthday-ish.
However, Tess wanted to bake me a cake, which I knew she would want to do. If the girl’s first word was “purple“, her second word was “party”. Birthdays are huge in her book and she can seriously pursue a career as a party planner because she lives to make people feel like their day is the most special day EVER.
And although her intentions were sweet, there just wasn’t enough time in the day to pull off the cake she had dreamt of making me. The whole thing fell apart and so did my girl.
I started with these glass mugs that we have on hand.
… then pudding…
… and fruit.
The best thing about this treat is that it’s an easy dessert for a crowd and it’s completely customizable. When we started brainstorming what we might do with the cake, everyone chimed in with possible combos. Pudding flavor suggestions were offered, some wanted fruit, some said “absolutely no fruit!”. There are countless ways to go with this.
We will be having an Easter open house on Sunday where friends and family can drop by. This easy to make dessert bar will be on the menu for sure. Everyone can create their own delicious combination from a variety of add-in’s that we’ll have on hand.
Are birthday’s a big deal in your home? What have you done with a baking disaster? Any flavor combinations you would want in these parfaits?