Monday, February 1, 2016

Create It!

Jelly  Roll 

What a fun easy creation.  Do not fear making this.  It was super easy & a huge, huge hit...

You will need:
    1 Box Cake Mix ( I used Duncan Hines White)
    6 eggs
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup oil
    1/4 cup powered sugar
    Frosting of your choice ( I used Smart and Final non-
    dairy whip topping)

  • Heat oven to 375° F (350° F for dark or nonstick pan). Line bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking parchment paper. Spray with baking spray with flour. Place paper baking cups in 6 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 6 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Add cake mix, water and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 1 minute. Pour 3 1/2 cups batter into pan. Divide remaining batter among 6 muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center and cupcakes test done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately turn cake upside down onto clean kitchen towel sprinkled with 1/4 cup powdered sugar; peel away parchment paper. While still hot, carefully roll up cake and towel from narrow end. Cool rolled-up cake 10 minutes at room temperature, and then about 1 hour in refrigerator. Cool cupcakes 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes. Save cupcakes for another use.
  • 4 Unroll cake carefully, and remove towel. Allow the end to remain slightly curled. Spread 1 container frosting evenly over cake's surface. Re-roll filled cake, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5 Pour 1 cup rainbow candy sprinkles in large pan with sides. Remove cake from refrigerator, unwrap and frost top and sides with 1/2 container frosting. Using spatula and one hand, lift cake into pan, and gently roll in sprinkles. Transfer cake to serving platter. Decorate with colorful picks and birthday candles. Store loosely covered in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Be Brave

Roast up some marshmallows & be brave.
Oreo cookie s'more!
Graham cracker s'more topped with caramel...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Spooky Birthday

A little late, but a great idea for next year.
Fondant spider and store bought already made fingers.  
This one was so much fun!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Meow to be 2!

Get dressed up!

Mini confetti cupcakes

Sweet Buckeyes

Mini marshmallows

Jelly Roll

Vanilla bean biscotti


Lemon curd layer cat cake
Cattastic table
The birthday girl!

     My sister, Taylor Sterling did it up again.  What a fun party.  Cat's are a great way to go.  Ms. E loves cats, so it was fitting to have this party.  There are a lot of great ideas out there for cat parties.  However, we always want to make it more our own and I think we really pulled it off.  Taylor, my mom and I make a really good team.  I think we all were purring with joy!

My girls and I sewed some fun cat skirts.

The mini cupcakes are always fun.  I used pink sugar on the cat because I didn't want glitter to fall into the frosting.

Sweet buckeyes are wonderful and were a big hit.  Make note to let your guests know they have peanut butter in them.  

Pick up a bag of mini marshmallows.   Fun to eat and decorate with.

Jelly roll, SUPER easy!  Huge hit at the party.  

Vanilla bean biscotti was pretty and easy too.  I had several firsts at the party and loved them all.

Cat cookies came from a very talented lady in Florida.  She found Taylor on Instagram and the rest is history.

Cat layer cake with white fondant and lemon curd filling.  What a fun cake.  

* I will post individual blogs with recipes in the coming weeks.  


Monday, December 14, 2015

Some More Pretties

Recently discovered Culpitt baking cups.  Love them!  Come from the UK, but worth the wait...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015