We have our own March festivities filled with some high-fives, a few bouncing balls, but mostly fun-loving grandparents and grandchildren. The kids love their grandparents and always relish celebrating their birthdays - Nana on March 3 and Grandpa on March 23. As part of a little tradition, each year I make everyone's birthday cake from my very favorite cake book, Birthday Cakes.
This year, my dad requested a carrot cake with rich icing. I typically choose a recipe but, since it was his 70th, I gave him the honors. My mother-in-law, who is British, loves tea so I thought the lemon cake would be perfect (I always like pound cake paired with tea). Though my frosting and decorating techniques are bit wonky at times, the cakes are always delicious - thanks to many great recipes.
Here's to your March Madness, may it be filled with cake!