My mom called to let me know that the next day we would be celebrating my leap year baby cousins first birthday. She said my Aunt Pat said to make sure I knew that we would be eating something besides "a couple of chickens"- a little family joke that if I don't cook, we only have rotisserie chickens from the grocery store.I asked my mom what kind of cake she would have, it was her first birthday after all- a momentous occasion sure to be captured in pictures. She said she thought maybe brownies. Well I didn't sleep all night, thinking about our little princess not having a birthday cake. I got up at 6 am., shuffled around in the pantry, and pulled out the ingredients to make this cake. I tinted the coconut pink using a baggie and 2 drops of food coloring. It was a pretty little cake and it looked so tempting that Adrianna dug right in fingers and all, and her big sister did too with a little encouragement from my mom. First birthdays deserve something special - like this cake. From Taste of Home Simple and Delicious.