Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

This year for Easter I spent it with Daniel and his family. It was nice meeting everyone, even though I wasnt as sociable as I normally am. But when meeting new people I just kinda see how things are and what kind of Family they are. Its nice to know that he comes from a good family and just about as crazy as mine. lol. It was a good day... even in this SC heat!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Family Fun Day!

Its had been a while since we had all gotten together, and no one still hadnt seen my house...well except Mom. So I decided to have everyone over for Dinner one Sunday. I made my Spaghetti everyone LOVES and we just hung out. It was nice to see everyone and just relax... Its crazy how fast everyone grows up...


Ok! So Ive always loved to bake, but have never really stepped full force into it. My Nieces Bday was coming up so I decided to make her a cake. This is the first time I have every used fondant. Its not really that hard to work with. I first made a double fudge chocolate cake and a classic white cake. I stacked them on top of each other, but first layered confetti icing between them. SOO GOOD!! lol. Once this step was done it sat in the fridge over night. The next day I layered it with a home made butter cream icing. VERY GOOD! Rolling the fondant was interesting... As you can see I needed a circle and it kept coming out as a square or rectangle. I think I re rolled it like 4 times. I finally go a circle. YAY!! I didnt get a Fondant smoother, but I saw a great tip of someone using a paper towel and just smoothing it out with your hand. It worked really good. I was impressed. The next steps were easy. DECORATING! I used a bottle cap to make circles and brushed water on the back so they would stick to the White Fondant Layer! Worked perfect... The letters I cut out myself - didnt have stencils. And we had plenty left over so decided to make lil balls to go around the cake. I thought it turned out PERFECT for Caitlin turning 10 :D and it was DELISH!!