May 05, 2020

Cactus Cake for Cinco De Mayo


I don't have any pictures as I was making this but I will share the recipe I used. It was a red velvet cake inside with butter cream frosting. The green is fondant. This was a very big cake. It was about 24" tall.

I started by making three 9x13" cakes. After they were cooled I started to freehand cut out and piece together what I thought looked like a cactus. I then frosted it and added on another layer. I used a lot of frosting to glue it all together. I then smoothed the frosting out as best as I could. 

The night before I made two batches of fondant and colored it with green gel coloring. I then rolled out my fondant. This was the most difficult part because the cake was so large. I have never had to work with this big of an area with fondant. My son actually had to help put the fondant on this one. After the fondant was on I took a small round ball tool and made the lines in running down the cactus.

Next I took sunburst candies and rolled them out and cut them in the shape of flowers. I use the candies when I need different colors and I only need a small amount. The stickers are toothpicks broken in half and stuck all over. I would like to lie and say that I made the lizard but it is a small plastic one that I purchased.:)

The Red Velvet Cake recipe I love can be found HERE 

 
Classic Buttercream icing-yield 6 cups

*2 cups butter or solid white veatable shortening
* 2 teaspoons vanilla (use clear vanilla to get a pure white icing)
*4 tablespoons milk or water
*2 pounds pure cane confecioner suger (thats around 8 cups)
*2 tablespoons meringue powder (this is sold at ac more or michles craft stores, and other specialty baking stores)

Directions- On medium speed, cream shortening, vanilla, and water/milk. Add half of dry ingredients, mix a little, add other half. This will create a stiff icing. If it is too stiff, add another tablespoon or two of water/milk
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Taco (soup) Tuesday in a Slow Cooker

This week I saw at least three people share their 
Taco Soup recipes. So of course I had to make some and 
share my favorite recipe with you!

Whats amazing about this is, everyone loves it, 
it is so easy to make and of course delicious!

*Note - I doubled the recipe and put it in an extra large crock pot,
  as you will notice in my pictures.

Ingredients

1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped (I use chopped frozen onions)
1 (16 oz) can chili beans, with liquid

April 03, 2020

Too funny not to share with my followers! 😂

My husband is not a real big Facebook person and only follows a couple family members so I knew he had not seen this prank yet. He was way too nice about it, I would have been so ticked!!! 😡
 I laughed till it hurt! 😂😂😂🤣  And when he sniffs his fingers at the end. 🤣




March 02, 2020

January 18, 2020

Spray The B!#ch Away - Aromatherapy Spray

I originally bought this for a gag gift for a friend.
It came in a package for two so I decided to try it out.

What did I find out?
It absolutely worked!
It made me feel really relaxed and calm.


Spray the B!#ch Away

Spray the B!#h Away is a multi-purpose aromatherapy spray/perfume designed to help you relax, as well as helping you deal with the emotions your swear aren't yours. Use it as a perfume, linen spray, room spray, or just spray it into your immediate surroundings to breathe in the benefits.
This is an essential oil spray, and contains no harmful chemicals, artificial fragrances, or preservatives. Because of this, the scent is light and not overpowering.
It also makes a great gag gift.
Click HERE to try it for yourself or a friend. 
If you try it please let me know what you think!

December 10, 2019

You Gotta See This Blender


I have only used this blender once 
and I already love it.

This is the new K400 Kitchen Aid Blender

I made a yummy shake in my new blender.
Take a look...




Blend tough ingredients

With the sturdy, die cast metal base and unique asymmetric blade that blends at four distinct angles to pull contents into the blade. Working with the 1.5 Peak HP motor*, the blade creates a powerful blending vortex to power through the toughest ingredients.*Laboratory measurement of peak horsepower output of motor.

3-Part Blending System
Easily blends even the toughest ingredients, from kale to almonds and more, with a powerful vortex created by the ribbed jar design, unique asymmetric blade that blends at four distinct angles, and Intelli-Speed® Motor Control, which senses contents and maintains the optimal speed to power through all ingredients.

Blend your best-tasting creations
With 3 Preset Recipe Programs: Ice Crush, Icy Drinks, and Smoothie. Or, control the taste and texture to fit your personal preference with the 5-speed variable speed dial.

November 05, 2019

Your Guilty Pleasure Doesn't Need To Make You Feel Guilty

Have you heard of SWOON?
If not, let me share.

When it's cold outside and especially over
the holidays, I love to have Hot Chocolate!
Only thing is, I always feel guilty when
I indulge in this sweet drink. 


Then I saw this...

October 30, 2019

Fun Halloween Drink

I have seen several of these done and 
so I decided to do one myself 
with my grand kids!

Ingredients:
🎃 Grenadine Syrup
🎃 Maraschino Cherries
🎃 Lime
🎃 Sprite
 Glass jars and syringes were purchased on Amazon




September 19, 2019

(Kid Friendly or Not?!) The Fremont Street Experience in Vegas

Food and Hotels at great prices!
Entertainment galore!
But do you want to take the kids???

This street is full of fun, great entertainment, the famous 
SlotZilla zipline and things to do and buy. 
I had a lot of fun, but call me a prude if you must, I wouldn't take the little ones.

Don't take my word for it, I have a video below so you can make up your own mind. The first is of things you can see walking down the street. The second video is of the zipline.

1st video UNEDITED!
(Just a very small bit of what all is there)




SlotZilla Zipline




Love to hear about your Vegas experiences in the comments!


September 17, 2019

You Gotta See These Crazy Fun Shoes!

On my Instagram and Facebook 
I had a post for seven days called
Countdown... 7 days of crazy fun shoes!

If you didn't see them I would love to share them here with you.
I own all of these crazy shoes except Day 7 and Day 2
Please share any crazy shoes you own in the comments!

The coundown begins...




So which ones did you love, hate or maybe have a love hate relationship with. Let me know!


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