Happy 2nd Birthday, Tablespoon!
It's been two years since Tablespoon was born, and that was Team Tablespoon's cue to party!
Since the beginning, we've been totally committed to bringing rock-star recipes to you, and you've responded by telling us you love Tablespoon as much as we do! So we planned the awesomest party ever in honor of Tablespoon hitting its Terrific Twos.
Rainbows and unicorns were first on the invitee list. If you follow Tablespoon regularly, you know we love
rainbows! There was no doubt that would be our theme.
Party in Motion
Check out this quick video to see how it all went down:
Tablespoon's 2nd Birthday Party from Tablespoon on Vimeo.
Rainbow Cakes in Jars
We're hosting a birthday party, and what better place to start than in the super awesome Betty Crocker Kitchens?! The team made a trip down to the Kitchens to make our Rainbow Cakes in Jars
and stir up a color-coded mess.
Our first To Do was to make a humongo batch of amazing Rainbow Cakes in Jars
for our guests. (Click recipe title or see recipe at end of post.)
Here's our ninja Tablespoon team mixing up the cake batter in rainbowonderful colors.
Check it out -- a batter rainbow!
Then 1/4 cup of each color slowly slithered into each jar -- in rainbow-color order, of course.
First, our fearless leader, Erin, showed us the way. (Her nail polish even matches!)
Angela, project manager for the Rock UR Party channel ...
Nathan, project manager for the Taste for Adventure channel ...
Susan, project manager for the Quick Dish channel ...
Elizabeth, Tablespoon's newsletter planner ...
It worked! We were pretty proud ...
Karen, a test kitchen technician in the Betty Crocker Kitchens, helped us bake our cakes to spectrum perfection.
(Well, actually Karen made most of the 30-some cakes, but we're claiming helper dibs!)
Just for kicks, we slid one cake out of the jar when it was done and took a peek inside ... Whoa! Serious awesome sauce!
Each cake got a cap of whipped frosting and a sprinkle of rainbow dust and they were ready to rock our party!
Check out the BEST. CANDLES. EVER.
Groovy Gifts for Our Guests
We assembled gift bags -- packed full of rainbow-colored loot and topped with rainbow brights ...
Making the Betty Room Beautious
We dolled up the Betty Crocker Portrait Kitchen -- the scene of the par-tay. Portraits of the Betty Crockers throughout the years make this room special already. We just added some happy hues!
The Bettys looked on as we colorized the room. Think they approved?
Color It and They Will Come
The room was ready -- and it was on fire with color!
Our Guests Arrived!
Everyone here has something to do with Tablespoon's success!
Happy Birthday, Tablespoon!
Erin welcomed everyone, wished Tablespoon a happy birthday and then dug in ... YUM!
What's a Party Without Food?
We're Tablespoon, so you know there were eats and treats at this soiree! Even the food was color-wonderful ...
What's a Party Without a Game?
Pin the tail on the donkey? No way! Pin the horn on the unicorn!
Jeanette takes a stab at it ...
We all had an awesome time and couldn't believe it went so fast. From all of us at Tablespoon, thank you
for making our first two years so amazing! Keep cooking up a storm and sharing your recipes on Tablespoon.com!
We <3 TBSP!
Front row: Nathan, Erin | Back row: Sara, Elizabeth, Angela, Susan
Featured recipe: Rainbow Cake in a Jar
Thanks to Tablespoon's newest blogger, Brooke McLay, for the original idea and recipe for this post! Find her Rainbow Cake in a Jar article on Babble.com.