Jed and I both gave them an "Eh. They're okay."
Princess Sparkley gave them a "Can I have two? How about one and a half?"
Buddy ate half of his (but he doesn't have the sweet tooth that the rest of us have) and Princess Sparkley won big time because she got to finish the second half of his.
To be fair to the recipe, we're not actually big fans of cake. I know, I know. It's cake, who doesn't love it. But Jed's mom always seems to pride herself on remembering to get Jed a pie for his birthday since he's always preferred pies. And I'm more of a cookie/brownie/candy girl. I like cake when it's dense and not fluffy. I think the place where I got my wedding cake is the only cake that I really really like... and I love it.
Not to mention that the pictures on How To Eat A Cupcake look way better than mine. Especially the frosting. So maybe if I'd eaten hers instead of my poor imitations, I would have fallen in love.
I'm excited for How To Eat A Cupcake in October because she'll be featuring Autumn recipes. And while my husband has already told me that pumpkin is okay, but just in a pie, I like pumpkin recipes!
My mom's potato cinnamon rolls came in second in my poll ... and I'll be baking up a batch for you soon.