Thursday, 20 November 2014

One Day, Last Summer...

***This post was started in the summer...I admit, I've been lazy.  Here's the surprise I promised you waaay back when...**



So there I was, scrubbing the toilet (I gave Cinderella the day off...oh, who am I kidding...I AM Cinderella...)..


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Holy Moly!

It's been a while, hasn't it?!?! Ohmygosh...

Thursday, 6 March 2014

In Like a Lamb?

It's March.  Can you believe it?!?! I certainly can't.  Already into the 3rd month of the year.  And yesterday at work, a customer had the audacity to remind me that Christmas is coming in 9 months.  O. M. G. I just about fell over.

So, I have been a busy girl! Well, I think so, anyway.  I work a lot.  It keeps me busy.  When I'm off work, this is what I do ;)


We're looking at Yoda, people.  Yoda.  The Force, Be with You, It May ... Vanilla cake covered in green buttercream.  The raised areas of his face I did all in icing..since I'm not much of a carver ;)  It's so much fun to play with sugar and butter lol!

The next one was a bit...well....yellower...
I like to call him Bee-do.  6 layers of chocolate cake with buttercream fill and buttercream icing on the outside.  The glasses strap, mouth and overalls are modeling chocolate, and the glasses are white fondant painted with silver pearl dust.  As for the sirens, I was going to do cake, but changed my mind once I figured out that it would have to be dowelled to infinity just to hold them on. So, red plastic beverage cups rimmed with aluminium foil it was.  He's so much fun!

What is your favourite movie character? Have you ever had a cake made in his/her likeness?? Let me know! Want to see something I haven't done? Just ask...I need practise, since that's what keeps me perfect ;) Ask and you may just receive!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

May It be With You, the Force

French vanilla cake and green buttercream.. ask for more? Who could?

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February Sun

We wrap our gazebo in plastic during the winter so we have a place to get out of the wind. This afternoon I don't even need a coat in here...

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Me Want Cookie!!

Holy moly.  I have found my new obsession! Cookies! ACK!! Not that I've never made them...not that I haven't made some really awesome ones!  I just haven't decorated them.  Nope.  Always wanted to, but never have.  So, here I was, looking for some cool cookie inspiration on line when, out of nowhere (ok, from the images search, but bear with me), I saw these amazingly intricately decorated cookies from a member of Cookie Connection.  That prompted me to investigate further.  And am I glad I did!

I found an awesome sugar cookie recipe by LilaLoa, got to baking, and next thing ya know, it's the middle of the night, and I'm icing cookies.  My kitchen looks like a tree-dwelling, cookie making dwarf got to it! Go ahead, check the link.  I'll wait.

So anyway....It's Teacher Appreciation Week at my son's school.  And Valentine's Day.  And well, I feel the need to send treats to class, personalized of course, and to volunteer to make cookies for all the teachers, teaching assistants, office and janitorial staff, crossing guards and bus drivers.  It sounds like alot but 24 for my boy and 44 for the school isn't really that much. Unless you're the Other Half looking around the kitchen for a clear space to set something down.  Then it's alot!

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Oh the Aroma!

You should smell my house right now.  Really, you should be here.  There are ribs in my oven that are making me crazy with lust.  Seriously! I don't know if after these I will ever BBQ ribs on the grill again.  I just took a quick sneak of them, and let me tell you...to die for.  No exaggeration. They look like this:



And for dessert if you remember, I was going to do a chocolate football.  Well, I got to thinking about that, and how sweet it would be with the chocolate icing on the chocolate cake.  And, since it's more or less for the Other Half to enjoy for Super Bowl Sunday, I thought I'd compromise and make what he likes...French Vanilla.  But the buttercream icing is heavenly.. (and my favourite part--it's a win/win situation).


That's what we'll be indulging in for the Big Game along with various chips and sundries...How about you? What did you make? Do you watch the game or is hockey more your thing...? Oh, and may the Broncos,  best team, win...!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Are You Ready...

...for some FOOTBALL??????

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I am :) I'm really hoping Denver will pull it off, though Seattle will surely give them a run for their money! I'm planning on this....


filled with this decadent looking chocolate cake.  The Other Half has been after me to make him a special Super Bowl cake...the big suck!

I think I might even top it off with some knitting.

What are you up to for the weekend?? And, who's your pick?? Denver or Seattle??

If you've been following along, you know that my favourite colour is one of these team's colours...No secret where my loyalties lay... ;) 

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!!





Saturday, 11 January 2014

Yummy

Today's sweet treat, Pineapple Upsidedown Cake. The recipe is from Martha Stewart Cakes. Buy the recipe book and start drooling! Everything looks so scrumptious...let's hope this was a great start. Can't hardly wait to make more!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014