On birthdays, my kids get to pick the meals. Ellie requested pancakes for breakfast.
Since we typically enjoy pancakes each week, I wanted to make these ones special.
So I whipped up some lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting. I just combined an 8 oz pack of cream cheese, 1/2 a stick of butter, and 1 cup of powdered sugar in my mixer. I let it run for five minutes so it was super creamy.
Then I stirred in a cup of frozen blueberries. They turned it a lovely purple color.
Once the pancakes were done, I plated them to look like a two-layer cake.
How to Plate Happy Birthday Pancakes
First put a pancake on the plate.
Then add thin layer of frosting over the top.
Put another pancake on top of the frosting.
Add more frosting to the top.
If desired, add a ring of whipped cream and extra blueberries. That makes it even more special!
Here’s a pic before I was inspired to add the extra blueberries and whipped cream. I love how chunky the frosting was with the blueberries. They added a great fruity element to the meal!
Yum! What a special birthday breakfast!
What else are we doing to celebrate Ellie’s special day?
Let me see:
Enjoying a day without school.
Having a lazy day (which means watching a lot of TV & snuggling).
Cooking corndogs for dinner–a special treat around here!
Celebrating with cake, ice cream, and presents.
Enjoying time as a family.
I love making birthdays special. We want our kids to know they’re special and we’re thankful for them being a part of the family.
I think these birthday pancakes will be a new tradition. The kids loved them!
What do you do to celebrate birthdays in your family? We’re always looking to add new traditions. I’d love for you to share in the comments!