Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hannah's 3rd Birthday Party

My niece had a Sweet Shoppe birthday and it turned out so cute. Her mom really went all out and she did a great job on it.

Hannah jumping in the jump house.
Eyeing the sweets table.
Ice cream cone pinnate.
"Suckers" lining the walk way.
Dum dum tree.
Candy studded birthday cake.
Sweets table.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fudgy S'Mores Bars

These bars are really nummy and gooey and very rich! The recipe calls for M & Ms but I didn't have any so I just used dark chocolate chips.

Fudgy S'Mores Bars

1 cup graham cracker crumbs (12 squares)
1/2 cup ap flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (soft)

4 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup M & Ms or chocolate chips
1/4 cup hot fudge topping

Heat oven to 350. Grease 13X9 inch pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl beat crust ingredients with an electric mixer on low until coarse crumbs form. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over crust and bake for 3 to 4 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff.

Sprinkle chocolate pieces evenly on top of marshmallows and drizzle with hot fudge topping. Cool completely for about an hour. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Flower/Butterfly Cake

Birthday cake made for a lady that loves gardening and flowers. The butterfly is made out of gumpaste and then hand painted. I don't think it really "goes" because the flowers are a little cartoony and the butterfly is more life like, but the birthday girl liked it and that's all that matters right?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ladies Lunch

Good friend~Sally
My best friends mom~Jean and family friend~Linda
Linda and my Aunt Barbara
My sister Trayce
My BFF Adrienne and me

My sweet Mama~ Martha
My sweet Mama wanted to have a couple of her favorite women over for lunch, so we could just hang out and talk and have a good time. I think every one really enjoyed it. She had a spread laid out for us when we go there. Paula Dean's chicken salad, fruit salad, spring salad (are you seeing theme here?) and bread. It was all so good. I made the dessert:chocolate cupcakes and blueberry cookies
Fruit Salad

1 can sliced peaches
1 can chunk pineapple with the juice
frozen strawberries
apricot pie filling (we could find apricot so we used peach)

Friday, August 27, 2010

50th Birthday Cake

I was asked to make a birthday cake for a lady at work that has a little wild side. She's not really girly, so I went a little more rock and roll with this one. I think it turned out really cute. The zebra stripes and roses are fondant and the 50 and candles were made out of gum paste and I hand painted them. Hope she enjoys it. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chad's Birthday

The last of the August 16th birthday's is my brother-in-law Chad. He isn't really a big cake eater but he LOVES anything with pumpkin. I have made him a pumpkin pie a few times for his birthday but this time I made pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing. They were really nummy and I think he liked them. :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ken's Birthday

One of the detectives at work share a birthday with my BFF and BIL. He loves Black Forest cake and after making it for him I think it might take over first place as my favorite cake. Man was it nummy num and easy to boot.

Easy Black Forest Cake

1 package dark chocolate fudge cake mix
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 to 1 1/2 tubs of Cool Whip
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 jar of hot fudge topping
maraschino cherries for garnish

Mix the chocolate cake mix together (as directed on package) and add in half of the pie filling and the almond extract. Bake according to directions. I had left over cream cheese icing but if you don't have any just ice cake with Cool Whip after the cakes have cooled completely. Then add the other half of the pie filling to the top and drizzle hot fudge on top. Add maraschino cherries if desired. Then eat it up! If you have leftovers keep refrigerated.