Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
and even a day for My Little Angel's Birthday Party....This was the best!
This is just a little recap of what I have been up to lately.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Kung Fu Panda is so popular for kids right now.
And let's not forget the Fisherman.
Not my best cake design but it was fun to do.
So there you have it... my Sweet Weekend Adventure.
Are you craving birthday cake yet?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Well this recipe for my Sugar Free Banana Pudding is just for you my friends. Especially for my friend Pansy who takes care of her Father-in-law's sweet tooth. He is going to love you for this one! Everyone swears it isn't sugar free!!! ENJOY
Sugar Free Banana Pudding(*SF)
2 small boxes instant *SF french vanilla pudding mix
1- 12 oz tub *SF Cool-Whip topping
3 Cups Skim milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp Vanilla flavor
2 boxes SF Vanilla Wafers Murray or Nilla brand
4-5 bananas sliced
Homemade whip topping
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 single packs of Splenda
In a large chilled metal bowl combine all ingredients and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (the Kitchen Aid Stand mixer works great for this)
In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Blend completely until thickened. Mix in sour cream, vanilla flavor and cool-whip.
In the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish add a layer of vanilla wafers. Top with 1/3 of pudding mixture and a layer of bananas. Repeat with wafers, pudding mix and bananas ending with the wafers on top. Dollop, spread or pipe the homemade whip topping over the vanilla wafers. Add a few wafers on top for a decorated look if you wish.
** You may crush the wafers if you desire to do so and change up the bananas with pineapple for a variety. The pudding can be made into individual portions or in a clear trifle bowl for a pretty presentation.
Friday, September 5, 2008
I made this traditional birthday cake with a political flair. I call it my Political Clown Cake. The two guys that I made it for have the same birthday and worked together. Pretty neat I thought.
Last but not least, this was a wedding shower cake for a couple that worked with my Mother In Law. It was the second time I had ever used fondant. Everything turned out great and the shimmer dust I used really set off the bow. It was so much fun to work with.
So there you have it! A few of my favorite creations. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. I hope to add more soon as well as some delectable cookie treats that you will be able to purchase for the Holidays!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
All in all I was pleased with how things turned out and the Bride was so happy with it too. Especially the fact that the cake was black and white. She had wanted that so bad and I surprised her with it.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye."
With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought... oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.
She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
How many times in our lives, have we absolutely known that something was a certain way,only to discover later that what we believed to be true ... was not?
Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul, copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
Author: Valerie Cox
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This is the jingle you will be singing when you make this pudding. Your family will love you for it. It is so easy you can even make it with the kids. They will love crushing up those cookies for you.
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large tub whip topping
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 bag Oreo cookies
Place cookies in a ziploc bag and crush with rolling pin.
In large bowl combine all ingredients except cookies and blend together with and electric mixer. Add cookies stir until they are mixed in well.
You can make individual serving cups and garnish with strawberries or leave it all in one big bowl. Chill the pudding for at least and hour before serving.
Yummy in my tummy!
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