Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Shoveling and a Winner

I successfully completed another shoveling of approximately 8" this morning.  I have not kept track of the total snowfall this year, but on the ground right now we have about 4 ft.

Thank you to all of you who gave me reasons to like winter.  You came up with some really good ones too.  One of my favorites is the absence of bugs.  Because of you I was able to figure out exactly what was bothering me about all the snow.  Truth is I like snow.  I grew up with snowy winters.  What I don't like are the trenches.  "Trenches?", you ask.  Yes.  There is a trench from my door to my car with 6 ft. piles of snow on either side.  I get claustrophobic.  My solution will be to spend more time looking out from our balcony that I have faithfully shoveled after every storm.  From there I can see this.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Champagne Cupcakes

You know, I've read in several places lately that cupcakes are now out.  I guess that means that I'm a rebel at heart, because I'm posting these anyway.  They seem like a good fit for Valentine's Day to me.
Let's start with the recipe.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Time For Another Giveaway!

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Hi everybody!

It's the middle of January.  The snow is piling higher and higher.  To chase away some winter blues, I'm having a giveaway. I'm giving away a $35 gift card to CSN stores.  If you have been to CSN stores' website, raise your hand.(raising hand)  They have almost everything!  Maybe you need a new laptop messenger bag...or a new cake plate for valentine's day...or some new snow boots that come to your knee so the snow doesn't fall in. 

I've been window shopping while being trapped inside my house by the weather.  Here are a few things that I liked.  I had mentioned cake plates.  I have a weakness for cake plates.  Here's a nice one.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Football Helmet Cake - War Eagle!

My boys (meaning my children and my husband) are the biggest Auburn football fans that I have ever seen, which made this past Monday quite an event at my house.  Auburn played in the BCS national championship.  Better yet, they won!  It had been over 50 years since Auburn had been a national champion.
In honor of this momentous occasion I made some football helmet cakes for the boys.  Here is one of them.  The other one was devoured before I could take a picture.  Let me show you how I made them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Year in Cake 2010

I'm so excited about bringing this post to all of you.  It was so much fun to open your emails and see your lovely creations!  So without further ado.....here they are in the order they were received.

First up we have Jessica.  Hi Jessica!  She found it difficult to choose just one cake, and who can blame her.  She sent in three, fabulous photos.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Neapolitan Cake

I found myself with left over truffle filling and wanted to find a good use for it.  This is what I came up with, Neapolitan Cake.  You will find the recipe in a printable at the end of this post.
I know what you are thinking.  The layer that is supposed to be pink looks more... purple.  Let me explain.