My mom was born on Groundhog's Eve. AKA today. So was Ben's mom!
**Insert grandmother telling all the family birthday coincidences she knows of**
I was perhaps most excited to have an excuse to make this amazing ruffle cake ... it is deceptively easy for how professional and ridiculous it looks! As long as you have enough buttercream (I ended up using almost 3 sticks of butter and then beat in a whole bag of powdered sugar with some vanilla and milk to thin it out. Paula Deen's legend must live on.)
Not pictured: me covered in butter-- because of course I ran out of frosting midway-- yelling at the poor souls who tried to do something in the kitchen while the pastry chef was at work.
p.s. I love how cute my cat is