Sunday, January 31, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
A very frilly, girly butterfly cake!!
Hope you were feeling better, Nadia, and had a very grand first birthday party!!
This cake is a stacked 6" and 8" set on stacked 12" and 16" white covered boards. The 6" is white cake with a dulce de leche filling and the 8" is devil's food chocolate with a chocolate mousse filling. Covered with traditional buttercream (palest pink) with pink fondant add-ons. The butterflies are silk and the wording is pre-cut craft foam. Boa feathers around the bottom of each tier as well as the first board. Serves approximately 23.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Isn't this hilarious? They are so intent! And this was taken at church, no less!!
My daughter gets asked all the time if they are twins. The four year old is small for her age and the two year old is big for her age. And they have the same dark hair and eyes.
Just thought I'd share another of those priceless 'grandma' moments.
Monday, January 18, 2010
There were twelve of us counting my four granddaughters, ages 2 - 6. They had their own separate table complete with cookies and teacups!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I did this cake this past weekend for a customer's in-laws 25th wedding celebration!
I didn't see the finished product since my customer set it up herself. But she was kind enough to send me a couple of pictures! Thank you, Rachel!!
The Precious Moments figurines graced their original wedding cake. Hmm, I wonder if I have the cake topper from my wedding cake anywhere? I'll have to look.
The 10" bottom tier was chocolate with chocolate mousse filling. The 6" tier was white with a dulce de leche filling. I used buttercream frosting. The flowers were made of fondant. Approximately 45 servings.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Yesterday, I sent my hubby to the store and he bought the GV brand. I stuck it in the oven and it took forever. I kept checking it, but it was still white. Finally, I stirred it and there was a white liquid layer on top with the caramelized milk on bottom. So I stirred it in with a whisk and baked it a while longer, but it still didn't thicken like it's supposed to. Great Value must add a LOT of water to their sweetened condensed milk! Stick to Eagle's Brand or Carnation. I've used Golden Meadow and it did fine.
Just wanted to let you know!!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Peyton's mom and dad had another middle name picked out prior to his birth, but his Uncle Nathan left for Santo, Vanuatu just five days before his birth and won't return for two years, so mom and dad decided they wanted to name him after his uncle.
They got on Skype last night at the hospital and let Uncle Nate meet his namesake. Isn't modern technology wonderful??
Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy, Bobby and Kelly!!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
They will be teaching school. They packed seven trunks full of clothing, bedding, kitchenware and everything else one might need to live.
Could you live for two years with only what you could pack in these seven trunks??
I'm not sure I could. My daughter, Ruth, said she would need at least fifteen or sixteen trunks, with one being devoted solely to hair care products!!
Could you do it? Think of everything you use everyday, in the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathroom, even the garage. And your clothes. Now, do you think you could pack it all in seven trunks? I wouldn't even want to try!!
The town Nate & Jen will be living in, at least for the near future, is Luganville. The population is about 2,000.
But it's not quite like living in a town that size in the United States. There's definitely no Wal-Mart to run to! They will have to make their own bread, hand wash their clothes (or hire a local to do it for them), suffer through the heat without air conditioning, sleep under mosquito netting to avoid getting Malaria, and drive on dirt roads or trails (if they are lucky enough to get a vehicle)! Eggs cost about 46 cents each, ground beef is around $4 per pound and bobby pins that cost ninety-six cents at Wal-Mart would cost about $8! So they had to take as much as they could in those seven trunks!!
Godspeed, Nate & Jen! You will be in our thoughts and prayers continually.