Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Way to long

Pin It It has been way to long since I have been here at my blog. After doing the last cake I got quite sick.  I am still not a 100% but at least I think I am on my way.  I told you that when I got the picture for the inside of the rainbow cake that I would post it.  Just took me longer to get it on here then I thought it would.

So I am thrilled with the inside.  This was the first time I had made a rainbow layered cake.  Not to mention that they said it was just delicious.  You can't get better then that.  A cake that looks cute but taste's like shorting is not a good cake.  So Yippee, I accomplished what I wanted to. Except for the little mishap of the cake settling overnight in their fridge and it started to lean.  They were so fine with the lean because everyone thought it was intentional.  But what it really was, was me putting to much weight on a one layer cake.  It was an after thought, because I was afraid there wasn't going to be enough cake, so my after thought was not very well thought out.  So live and learn.  And that is exactly what I did.
So now tomorrow, I am off to a scrapbook retreat for four days. The weird thing is I haven't  been away from Mark in two years.  I have been with him every day. So my tummy is sure upset.  I had to leave Dontae a couple of times while in Jamaica, so believe it or not, I am ok with leaving him.  And why wouldn't I, he will be with his Dadden and his big sister.  Life will be good for him.  And it will be good for me too, once I remember what its like to be scrap booking with 40 other ladies all weekend.  I will fill you in when I get home, because there is no internet.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another Cake

Pin ItThis cake was so fun.  I got to do a little scrap booking along with decorating a cake. Well I was running behind and Calie did the letters for me, but I did pick it all out. LOL
This was my first shot at a rainbow cake.
I am so glad my friend told me that she went and got disposable pans for this. This way I was able to bake ALL the cakes at the same time.  Could you imagine cooking two at a time?  So I made up two white cake mixes, put two cups batter in 6 different bowls and then colored them all different colors.  Worked out really well.
This little girls birthday party is in all rainbow colors, so this is how I came up with the way I decorated the cake.  I will be able to post pictures of the inside when they send them to me. Since I never had made one before, I sure hope that it looks really cool when they cute into it. I know it will taste good. :-)
The happy birthday sign was made with card stock and paper punches. And I printed the letters on white card stock from the printer. Then hot glued the skewer in between to the two scalloped punch outs. Turned out so darn cute!!!!

The adorable little curly que's are made from fondant.  And the cake on the very bottom is confetti cake.
This cake was a lot of fun to do.  Hope you enjoyed looking at my creations.  LOL

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yummy Freezer Recipe

Pin It I would love to start posting a recipe every week from my once a month cooking  that I am doing. I love go to other blogs and reading about their recipes.  So we will see.
Cute little adorable Dontae is feeling yucky and miserable so we stayed home today, except for the times that we sat in my neighbors driveway while they showed our house. LOL
Oh did I mention that one of the realtors backed in to my round about and knocked down part of the rock wall????? With all the room in my driveway, I sure find it hard to believe that she hit it, lol and she really must of hit it to knock it down like that.  Ok, ok lets get back to food.
So I decided to make something very easy.  It is called "Beef Stuffed French Bread" the recipe comes from this company this company and all their recipes I highly recommend. Here is a picture and then I will give you instructions

1 loaf French bread
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 10.75 oz can Cheddar cheese soup
1 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 dash pepper
4 slices American cheese

Slice the top off the bread. Pull out the soft center of the bread, leaving a1-inch thick shell. Cut the removed bread into cubes. Brown ground beef with onion, green pepper and celery. Remove from heat. Stir in Cheddar cheese soup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well. Gently stir in bread cubes. Spoon into hollowed bread shell. Top with American cheese. Replace bread top. Wrap tightly with extra heavy foil. Label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw. Place foil wrapped bread on baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Open foil down to pan. Return to oven for 15 minutes. Slice and serve.

 This is after I scooped out all the yummy bread.
After I cooked and put back into the bread.

 This is what it looks like right before you bake it.  YUMMY!!
All foiled up and ready to be put on a baking sheet and into the oven.

Now look at this bad boy!!!!!!  Super easy and super YUMMY!!!!!
So when you make this I want you to come back to my blog and tell me what you thought.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kingdom Builders Ministry

Pin It What does it take to stop these false prophets? Will all my readers please come together and ask our Father to please take the appropriate measures to  do what is right and lead the people in authority  to uncover ALL that they are doing that is wrong.
You remember CDA (Child Development Agency closed down the orphanage and took away their license.)  Well Felix has been staying the night there on many occasions, along with his sister.  Since they are not CDA children, CDA doesn't know about it.  Remember Sheraki?  Well his brothers have asked Jim and Penie Kock to take him back, since they seem not to have enough money for Sheraki.  So before Jim and Penie say yes, they are looking to all their supporters to see if they would sponsor him.  That way they would have the money coming in.  He hates it there, all he ever wanted was to live with his family.  He has been there for over a year now and he loves it.  So I ask myself, "Is anyone going to do anything about these people?"  How can they just keep on hurting children and ripping folks off? All for "people of Jamaica"
Yes they have done some good, but not with out  an ulterior  motive. Jamaica is better off without these Americans over there.
Please pray continuously for Gods will to come through. For the money to come flowing in to the brothers of Shereaki, so he can stay right where he is at.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Elmo Cake

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I told you on my last post that I would bring you pictures of Dontae's 2nd. Birthday cake.  It sure isn't as elaborate as the last cake I did, but I wanted to make this before Dontae decided he didn't like Elmo anymore.  LOL you know how that is?
I didn't want to have a big party this year, because everyone has been so gracious to Dontae every since bringing him home from Jamaica. So we just went to Red Robin with the kids, my mom and our good friends.
Dontae hasn't seen his brother Cody for quite sometime, but when Cody walked in the door to the restaurant this is what went on.
They just hugged and hugged.
Look how excited he was.  Oh man, when the staff came to sing to him. I really don't think understood a thing, we just giggled and giggled, but he was soooooo cute.
So there ya have it.
Yesterday I did major amounts of shopping for my once a month cooking date that I have with my self this week sometime. So that will probably be my next post.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Pin It  I am in awe that our little guy is now TWO.  Today March 8th. Dontae turns 2 years old.  This morning I took a picture of him eating breakfast.  He doesn't have a bib on, and he is eating cold cereal.  He has NEVER had it before, so I had to mix my cereal "Honey bunches of oats" and Calies cereal "Fruit loops" together with a little milk.  And of course he LOVED it.  But this breakfast won't be served anytime in the near future. LOLOL Just today!
So last night as I was going through Jamaica pictures, deciding on which ones I am going to print for my scrapbook retreat in 20 days, I looked at Dontae's tummy mama.  Wondering how she is feeling today, knowing the little boy she gave birth to is two years old..  I can't imagine how she must be feeling.  Here they are together the first
time they met each other. Sorry about the picture,
I haven't figured out how to use photo shop yet.

I want the two of them to stay in touch over the years.  How I wish we could just hop on a plane and go see her and everyone else in Jamaica. Remember Felix?
These two were suppose to be brothers. I know he is back with his mother, well I am hoping he still is, but I keep thinking how his life could of been here with us.  I am sure all we taught him is long gone now. God is watching over all of them I know that.
So, lets go back to Birthday Boy.  His cake will be Elmo.  lolol I will post it later.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Surprise Cakes

Today my good friends little man turns 1. So I asked her if it was ok for me to do his cake and that could be our present.  Making cakes isn't exactly a real inexpensive thing to do.  Plus I like to go a little over the top and give them more then they ever would of imagined. She said "of course, as long as it isn't cutsie"  She doesn't want cutsie, I won't give her cutsie.  LOL But by the way she yelped when she saw it, I think she was very very happy.  Tell me what you think?
This cake is chocolate with a creamy peanut butter filling.  There is four layers of cake here. The trunk of the tree is made from Rice Krispy treats, the branches are made with gum paste.  And both are covered with homemade chocolate fondant.  The leaves are made from homemade fondant as well.  So with that being said.  The entire cake is edible. Well maybe not the wire or the dowel.  LOL
I also did Henry his very own smash it up cake.  But he was such a gentleman that he didn't want to make a mess.  So cute I tell ya.
His cake is a white cake and the middle layer is just frosting.  I used 5 cake mixes, 7 boxes of powdered sugar. 2 jars of marshmallow whip, 1 16 ox bag of marshmallows,  a ton of butter, peanut butter not to mention 15 eggs.  LOL
I think it went over well, at least most of guests told me that it looked fantastic but it also tasted fantastic.  YIPPEEEEE!!!!!
I did have to get a present too so we got him something to match Dontae.  Check out these two cutie patooties.  LOL
See the TWINS!!!!!!!