I lasted about two days before I broke down and bugged her for the recipes. I got them this morning, and made the cake this afternoon, just so I could try the frosting! The ingredients in the frosting are 1/2 box of white cake mix and a pint of whipping cream. I knew before I read the label on a box of cake mix at the store that I wasn't going to like the ingredients, but I was pretty convinced that I could try just mixing up half a batch of my favorite white cake using only the dry ingredients and the vanilla.
So I tried it, and it worked! (Next time though, I'm going to cut the sugar in half, because it was way too sweet.) I told everyone that we were pretending it was Spring's birthday, so the girls asked for those little candy Happy Birthday letters (like Amy had on her cake) to decorate it. I had some leftover "springy" sprinkles from Anya's cake last year, so we used them too.
Yeah, I know. Spring doesn't really have a birthday, but when you're craving chocolate cake and cake-batter frosting...any excuse will do!