"Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children." Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Carson's Kindergarten Graduation Cake/Cupcakes

There are always things that I wish I could have done better but I do love how this turned out.
However, the one thing I really wish would have worked was that I planned on having fondant stars on wires sticking out of the top of the cake.  But apparently the wires that I used weren't strong enough and of course I didn't put them in until last minute so I didn't have enough time to properly fix the problem so I ended up just putting the fondant stars on top of the cake to cover the holes that I had made with the wires.

I used my pudding cupcake recipe and my marshmallow fondant recipe

Me and the graduate, Carson.

My husband cut out the wood for me to make the cupcake stand.  He said he felt like he was on Cupcake Wars.  We would make a good team on that show.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie

I used frozen veggies for this which made it really simple but if you're going for taste, you should really use fresh veggies.  It was still good, though.  It depends on what you're going for, quick and easy or tasty...er.  If you decide to use fresh veggies, I would definitely cook them first to soften them up.

1 package of thawed Frozen Stew Vegetables (potatoes, carrots, celery, onions)
1 cup of Frozen Peas
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Chicken Stock
2 cooked, cubed Chicken Breasts
Salt and Pepper

1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup Milk
1 Egg

Bake chicken in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked. Then cube.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine first six ingredients well. Pour in baking dish.
Combine the last 3 ingredients together and spread over chicken mixture. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Cake Balls and Pretzels

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's what I want to know:
1. Why are these SO addictive?
2. Why is it so impossible for me to make cake balls look decent? It seems like everyone else can do it. When I make them, they are delicious but not so attactive. These were the best of the group.

I think I need a face-to-face lesson from Bakerella herself.

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