Erica turned 18 this year. I am still finding it hard to believe that I am getting so old! We had a party for her....cake and ice cream up in the shed. After 18 years of planning themes and making cakes for her parties I was really searching for what to do this year. I saw a segment on the Early Show about decorating cupcakes that inspired me. They used tootsie rolls and icing and sprinkles to make broccoli and icing to make lo mein. Since chinese is Erica's all time favorite I decided to go for it! She loved the cake and it was easy and fun to make. I got the chinese words off the internet and on the outside of the cake I put them all around....love, honor, faith, together, smart, funny, health, wealth...all the things I see or hope to see in Erica's future.