Welcome to July's  edition of  SECOND FRIDAY RECIPE. On the second Friday of each month,  I've invited a fellow author to share a favorite recipe with us and maybe a little something about their latest book. This week Mary E. Twomey  let's us in on one of her faves!
The Perfect Six-Year-Old Boy Cake
2 9-inch round cakes, cooled.
Green buttercream icing
12 kit kat bars
Enough bug-shaped candies to make your son lose his mind
Make your boy’s favorite cake using two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans.
Let cool completely. Place on a large plate or a large cake round.
Using your standby buttercream recipe (or your favorite pre packaged flavor), frost between the two layers and stack them atop each other. Frost the sides and the top. Don’t worry for one second how it looks.
Take 12 kit kat bars and break them into sticks. Stick them to your freshly iced cake until it makes a fence all around the cake. Make sure to press them into the icing so they don’t fall down.
Using your #234 grass cake tip,(You can use pre-made decorating frosting that comes in a tube) make grass around the base of the cake and on the top of the frosted cake. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Place the gummy bugs, frogs, worms and whatnot all over the top of the cake so it looks like they’re trying to crawl out of the fence your just made. If you’re feeling fancy, you can line the bottom of the kit kats with candy flowers.
After her parents and twin brother died a year ago, Lucy Kincaid was determined to put together a normal life for herself. With her heart set on college life, Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia. When Jens, a handsome yet irritable stranger, saves her life, Lucy’s gratitude is cut short when he abducts her, taking her to a land filled with people and creatures she remembers from bedtime stories she assumed were just Scandinavian folklore.
Jens takes Lucy to a world she never expected, and cannot escape. Undraland is teeming with oversized garden gnomes, warrior elves, Nøkken, Fossegrimens, and worst of all, Sirens. Lucy goes further and further down the rabbit hole until she signs up to join a band of thieves bent on taking down Pesta, the last Siren.
 Undraland is book one of nine in a fantasy fiction series where the characters are based in Scandinavian folklore. Join Lucy as she wades through a world she never knew existed, and doesn’t know how she’ll ever escape. Undraland is available as an ebook, paperback and audiobook (narrated by singer/songwriter Mary Abraham). Start your adventure today!
Mary E. Twomey lives in Michigan with her husband and three adorable children. She enjoys reading, writing, vegetarian cooking and telling her children fantastic stories about wombats. Twomey is the author of thirteen novels, with the spin-off series from the Undraland saga coming in September. Connect with the author at

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