R5 Cake

May 23, 2015

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I was asked to make a R5 cake.  They showed me the logo but I had to look up what it was, haha! Turned out ok


Popcorn Cake

May 12, 2015

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It may not be pretty but it is delicious!  It was my birthday this past weekend and I made my request for Popcorn Cake.  Everyone asks me, “what kind of cake are you making for yourself?” NONE!  I would not have a cake if I had to make it for myself!  I love to bake and I would make anyone a cake, but I refuse to make my own birthday cake!  I often hear that people do not want to bake for me because I am bake.  So silly!  I don’t expect a big and wildly fancy cake, anything that anyone makes for me is wonderful!

I posted last years Birthday Popcorn Cake, but this year I was there for the making!  It was ridiculously humid on my birthday so Mom held off making the cake for as long as she could before family arrived.  If you are not from a humid climate let me tell you, popcorn and humidity do not mix well.  The moisture makes the popcorn very chewy, almost like gum.

Mom was not overly impressed that I wanted to take pictures but oh well, it’s my Birthday! haha

Mom’s Version of Popcorn Cake

*nothing is measured – hence why Mom does not bake!

Marshmallows
Butter
Popcorn
Mini Eggs

Directions

1. Put this much butter in a large pot and melt on low

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2. Pour this much marshmallows on top of the melted butter.  Melt on low, stirring occasionally

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3.  When marshmallows are almost melted, start popping popcorn. Mom popped 3 bags

Pour the popcorn in a medium bowl and pick though, making sure no kernels make it though to the big bowl

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4. Pour marshmallows over top

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5. Add Mini Eggs and stir

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6. Ditch the spoon and get your hands in there!  haha, Mom was struggling with the spoon, she buttered up her hands and started ‘mixing by hand’.  Though this is not suggested as the marshmallows are HOT!

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7. Press into a well greased bundt pan

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8. Wrap in and let set

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9. Enjoy the ‘extra’ that didn’t fit in the pan

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This is the best part! Just like when you are making Rice Krispy Squares, the warm marshmallows make it so gooey and delicious!  When it is warm it just seems so much sweeter! I like to sit down with the bowl and a fork…

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10. When the cake has set, turn it onto a cake tray.  It will probably stick, you will need to ease it out with something that will not scratch your bundt pan

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Slice with a serrated knife and enjoy!

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This was delicious! Mom did an awesome job, once again!  Thank you so much!


Chocolate Cake

May 9, 2015

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Last week was Dad’s Birthday, this year he requested a chocolate cake with chocolate icing.  I didn’t want to do just a plain cake so I went looking for new icing techniques.  This one caught my eye and turned out pretty good!  Cake was delicious also, rave reviews!

Happy Birthday Dad!


Mickey Mouse Cake

April 25, 2015

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I was asked to make a Mickey Mouse cake for a 1st/3rd Birthday party.  They showed me a picture of what they wanted and I think it looks just like it.  The empty space was for the big ‘1’ candle they had.  Happy Birthday Gabe and Charlotte!


The Hungry Caterpillar

April 18, 2015

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I was asked to make a Hungry Caterpillar Cake for a little guys 1st Birthday!   I was able to make all the food the Hungry Caterpillar ate through and the Caterpillar himself!

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This one turned out pretty good.  Hope he liked it!

He also got his very own cake to devour and make a mess of…love it! Can’t wait to see the after photos!!

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Doc Mc Stuffins

April 18, 2015

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I was asked to make a Doc Mc Stuffins Birthday Cake for Mackenzie’s 4th birthday.


Rosette Cake

April 3, 2015

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This year my Gramma’s birthday fell on Easter weekend.  We decided to do her birthday celebration at Easter dinner.  She requested a lemon cake.  I thought I would try to spruce it up a tad with a new icing technique.  My first attempt at a Rosette cake went pretty well.  Everyone loved it!

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It was tasty too! Lemon cake, lemon filling and lemon icing.

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