Friday, October 30, 2009

Cowboy Day


Happy Cowboy Day EWA! Several years ago EWA celebrated Mr. Smith (the Headmaster) being recognized as the charter school principal of the year by having its very own Cowboy Day. Mr. Smith is a true blue cowboy (if you really know him) and it was a great event. So great that now the school celebrates it every year as a character development day. All the students get to dress's a great day! This year I made cookies for Sunshine's class. I'm pretty pleased with them. I was inspired by a member of Flicker and I'm so sorry I can't find their name.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom and Dad!


I made these for my parents for their birthday's, October 16th and 18th. I can't say they turned out as well as I had planned. I now know there is a reason most cookie decorators don't use white as the base color...I've never had cookies bleed on me like these did. I think it might also have something to do with being rushed and not letting the white set long enough. Anyway, here they are.

Thank You!


Craigslist is becoming my new best friend. I only had a small hand mixer (up until now, it was all I needed), but with the mixing required in royal icing, I needed something more high tech. Kitchenaids were only a dream...have you seen the price tag on one of those in the store?!? However, I started looking on craigslist and in just a few weeks, the Lord blessed me with this! Isn't it beautiful?!? I was blessed with this for only $80. I couldn't believe it. It works great! Thank you Karen of Cary for such a great find and thank you Lord for always providing beyond our dreams.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Caramel Apple Cake


Cakes aren't normally my thing. Well, let me rephrase, I love eating cake, but making, eh, not so much. This is in part to having a Mom who makes the most delicious cakes ever (and a Dad who makes a too die for pound cake).

However, I stumbled upon this and decided it looked good enough to try.

I kept to the basic recipe, but heeded a few of the reviewer's comments.

I used a bundt pan instead of a sheet ...chopped the apples instead of slicing them...and used a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg for the spice. We also used vanilla ice cream instead of the cool whip/icing combo.

It was fantastic! My only question now is...would it be better with apples chopped in the cake instead of on top?



I have to confess, I'm not much of a baseball fan. I love basketball and football, I'm sure it has nothing to do with not being able to hit that blasted ball with a long wooden stick when I was a kid. Anyway, I am not a big fan, but I have family who are and they mostly love the Red Sox. I had some extra icing so I tried my hand with these. I'm pretty pleased with the baseballs...the "B" on the other hand, needs a little work. Have you ever tried to free hand the 'B' for the Red Sox? WOW...that is some serious detail in that one lone letter.



Happy Birthday Isaac!