December 28, 2014

My Frozen Cake...

I made a Frozen cake for my granddaughters 8th birthday. It took me all day, but that's probably because I haven't made such an elaborate cake before. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Most importantly Brylee loved it:)).  I used recipes from Pinterest on making the ice shards and also got ideas on making snowflakes from white chocolate. I used snowflake sprinkles, sugar crystal sprinkles and tiny white round sprinkles. I was lucky enough, after searching every store I could think of, to find the Frozen Ornaments in the after Christmas clearance section at Target. That was luck indeed!

Below is a picture of my candy ice shards. They look like old green glass to me. I followed
the directions I found on Pinterest and used blue food coloring but it came out greenish. It still 
looked cool on the cake.

Here's where I found my recipes and ideas. The chocolate cake recipe is mine and I will 
list it below also.

And here's my chocolate cake recipe:
Deep Dark Chocolate Birthday Cake
2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour pans or prepare cupcake liners.  Mix dry ingredients in a large
mixer bowl or mixing bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Add
boiling water and stir.  Mixture will be thin. Bake in pan for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes
out clean.  Cupcakes take less time, I wanna say 20 minutes or so,  just keep an eye on them and check with toothpick.
Cool completely then frost with the Buttercream frosting.

December 26, 2014


It I thought I would share some of my Christmas. My son-n-law, Ryan and my daughter, 
Rhiannon, made this lighted monogram plaque for us. It looks really neat all lit up. I had it
In the center of my mantel for Christmas Day, but the decorations have all been put away 
now and I had to find a new place for it. I've put it above my television inside the cabinet. 
It glows so pretty, the photos don't do it justice! 
I love it!


Below are a set of dachshund oil and vinegar bottles. They are so cute! From Ryan and 
Rhiannon too.

My youngest daughter handmade this pink elephant jewelry holder for me at school in her ceramics
class. It turned out so cute and she even painted it my favorite color, PINK!

My oldest daughter, Stephanie, made these tile coasters using photos of my family.
I have such creative and talented kids!

Our Tree:)

My daughter, Bryanna, and our dachshund, Rexy.

Rexy :)

I found these cute snowman chair covers at Kirkland's this year. I thought the
grandgirls would like them.