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Fun Cake Decorating

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Fun Cake Decorating

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This is a post I wrote way back in 2014!  🙂

DECORATING A CAKE

Don’t you love the pretty decorated cakes you see at the bakery? There are cute birthday cakes, graduation cakes, party cakes, and the beautiful wedding cakes. I’ve even seen some really crazy looking ones that they make on the tv shows. It is very interesting how they put those together.

I took a cake decorating class a few years ago. It was at a craft store. In a back room, several people would sit at tables, while the instructor taught us about the kinds of equipment needed, such as special tips, pastry bags, spatulas; and, about the different types of borders, flowers, writing, and colorings you could use.

The basic set of tools were included in the price of the course. One of our first assignments was to bake a couple of cake layers, mix up some icing, and bring these to class. We would practice on these cakes. It was a lot of fun, and we were thrilled to see our creation. Every class, we had another assignment. We learned how to do fancy borders, how to do different types of writing words in icing, mixing colors, how to do flowers, and leaves.

At the end, we got a certificate of completion, and we could proudly say we were cake decorators! I still have my kit, and still decorate cakes on occasion, just for fun. One of the best things I learned, was the recipe for that bakery cake type icing. It is very simple.

Decorating Icing (Buttercream Icing)

1 pound confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)

1/3 cup of Crisco (shortening)

1/4 cup water (slightly less for roses)

1 teaspoon vanilla

(if butter cream flavor is desired, omit vanilla and substitute 1/2 teaspoon Wilton’s butter flavor)

Combine all ingredients and beat with electric mixer, at least 5 minutes.

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If you get a chance, you should take a class. It’s fun, and you get to eat your homework assignment!

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Here are a few I made. Not the greatest, but sure were fun to decorate and eat!

  • Square sheet cake (3 cats & says Happy Cat Day)
  • Red/white/blue on white 2 layer cake (patriotic decorations – Election Day 2000) with two beanie babies red & blue
  • Square sheet cake decorated for the TV show The Amazing Race (2 girl figures drawn on)
  • Round white/yellow/blue Clown cake
  • Round white cake with pink roses
  • White/red/green Hello Kitty stand up cake

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© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Apple Pie Flowers

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Flower of the Day – Apple Pie Flowers

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I noticed that this pretty bouquet of flowers had an interesting tag. It was a recipe for Grandma’s Apple Pie!

I’ve never seen something like this, before, but it was pretty sweet! 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

Flower of the Day – September 6, 2018 – Dahlia Macro

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© 2018 BS

POWERFUL BROWNIE LOVE

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POWERFUL BROWNIE LOVE

To continue my tales of teleportation, I will start with a question. Do you have reason to believe that actual objects can be teleported from one place to another, by paranormal means?

If you’ve read my other posts, on this subject, you already know that I believe it is possible. It happened to me and my daughter, and to my cat, Weena.

There are a few more incidents of this kind, involving non-living objects, too…right here in the house.

This first one concerned a recipe I was looking for. It was for brownies…a favorite recipe I’ve used for years, because they always turn out great, and are easy to make.

It had been written in a little notebook, on blue paper, probably a little larger than an index card. The notebook had come apart a long time ago, but I still had the little blue pages of recipes. This one was hand-written by my mother, so I didn’t want to lose it. She had passed on quite a few years ago.

Anyway, I wanted to make a pan of brownies, so I looked in the kitchen drawer, where I keep recipes, but couldn’t find it. I found lots of those blue pages, with other recipes written on them, and several books, and other papers, but this brownie one was not there where it should have been.

I did look in one more place, just in case it had been put in there. It was a clear, plastic storage bin of drawers, that held kitchen items. It wasn’t there, either. I mean, I took everything out of both places, going through each bit of paper, and book, more than one time.

Finally I gave up ever finding it. I sat down at the table, for a few minutes, just thinking, where could it be? So, I tried something…I spoke out loud, asking my mother if she knew where it was, and could she help me find it. After another few minutes, I got the funny feeling that I should look over to the clear, plastic cart of drawers.

I look, and immediately see the recipe in the bottom drawer, in the front, in plain sight. There was no mistaking it, and it was not there, before.

I go over and get the recipe…yes, it’s the brownie recipe I’d been searching for. I got to make the brownies that day, after all.

Now…how do you explain something like that? I think, with my mother’s help, that it was able to re-materialize here, from some other place…another dimension? a parallel universe? I’ll never know where it was, or how it came back, I guess. But, I believe it was teleported from somewhere.

Maybe, it was the power of believing that helped it to manifest back over here, in our reality, because I really wanted some brownies!

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