October is a busy month around here. Two of my daughters have their birthdays, there's Thanksgiving and then the ever entertaining Halloween. What is also awesome is Lindsey. She is a local baker in my neighbourhood who makes fantastic cakes like the one above. She's affordable and she delivers right to your door. Plus she's got the cutest little voice. You'd think she just inhaled some helium but really she sounds like that all the time. Maybe it's from all that flour and icing sugar she's consumed. What I like most about her is that I don't have to bake to have a great looking cake for my kid's birthday.
So happy birthday my Ruby and kudos to Lindsey and her fantastic blue ballerina birthday cake!

When I am forced to bake I always use the following fail safe icing recipe.

Chocolate Icing
from Marilyn Smith's ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health

2 tbsp unsalted non hydrogenated margarine
1 oz unsweetened chocolate
6 tbsp chocolate soy milk
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup natural cocoa powder

Heat margarine, chocolate, and soy milk over stove at low heat. Pour melted mixture into medium bowl. Add icing sugar and cocoa powder and beat until smooth. If it's too thick, add some more soy milk until desired consistency is reached. Spread over baked good or eat straight from the bowl.