It would be dessert since I never did clarify that I meant something for dinner. Proof that she's mine, I guess! P. and I did have lots of fun making the cake and then watching the frosting come together. We even iced it in tandem, and then she had a blast decorating it with about four entire bottles of colored sugar and animal sprinkles.
The verdict? Amazing. Gorgeous. Light and dense at the same time. Delish. I think so, anyway. P. was unimpressed with the outcome and was far more interested in the simple, old fashioned chocolate chip sugar cookies I whipped up while waiting for our actual Thanksgiving meal to finish cooking. Ah, well, more for moi!