Saturday, January 1, 2011

6 layer Chocolate Peppermint Cake


This creation was a little more time consuming than I had anticipated. Making the cake wasn't too bad, except for the run to the store because we were out of sour cream. The Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing took FOREVER!!! I just wasn't anticipating spending an hour making it. But the final results were superb and made it worth it. I would make this again, but make sure I have more time. I got both recipes from

Thanksgiving Cupcake Treat!

I am sure you all have seen these fabulous cupcakes before. I decided to make these for Owen's preschool class for their Thanksgiving Celebration. I think they were a huge hit and honestly, they weren't that complicated to make. The hardest part was finding the "runts" candies for the "peas". I used the book Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson pages 30-33. The only change that I would make is to make cuts in the "chicken" cupcake where the bone is to go and leave a toothpick there to mark it before frosting. I found it difficult to cut it after the frosting was put on and it pushed the doughnut hole into the cupcake too much and made it smashed a bit.

Meg's Baby Quilt

Here is a quilt that I made for Meg's baby that will be born on Jan. 11, 2011. Hope she enjoys it.

Easter Quilt

Here is a lap quilt that I have been making for a while. Finally finished it the other day.