Cake in a can is a fun way to enjoy cake on your next camping trip. Great for birthday parties too!
The family reunion is over and it's time to get ourselves ready for our next trip to California. My dad passed away a year ago last April and my Mom has finally decided she would like to lay his ashes to rest in California next to my grandparents. It's the place I know my Dad would want to be.
So I am heading down to California next weekend while the kids head to their grandparents house. I'll fly back the next day and meet them because it's my son's birthday. (Can't miss that!)
Burying my dad again is actually a lot harder than I thought it would be. It was hard to bury him once, but the extended period of time feels like it's just opening up the same old wounds again. I've spent a year and a half trying to move forward, grieving and coming to the realization that my Dad was young and won't get to see his grandchildren grow older--at least in this life. In some ways laying him to rest gives us a sense of peace, in others it has utterly confused my children who don't understand why Grandpa is getting buried twice, and it has made me feel that this is really for my Mom.
It's always nice to see family though and I love that we gather together and support each other at funerals and weddings. My family has a rich assortment of weirdness and I couldn't think of a better extended family in the world. My family is refreshing. We always have tons to talk about when we get together because we are all so different.
For my husband's family reunion (not a funeral or wedding, but an actual real family reunion) we headed up to Brianhead area and rented a cabin for all of us. It was a great time. Every family is put in charge of a meal and dessert one night. I made german chocolate cookies and our famous salted caramel buttercream cookies for the adults. I also made a gluten free german chocolate cookie but you'll have to wait a few weeks before I have the recipe ready to post. We made this cake in a can or cake in a tin can dessert for the little ones. They had such a great time decorating their cakes and eating them.
Just a Note: Please use BPA free cans, and make sure you rinse and wash them thoroughly first before using.
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