Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New House post coming soon!

I have to apologize, I hate posting with a picture, however, we really don't have internet in our new house yet. We're using a wireless internet card borrowed from Travis' work. I promise though pictures of our new house will be coming within in the next couple of days!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This is for you, Daddy

Travis is away for business in Denver right now. He left Sunday afternoon, and we wanted to show him what Adam did. Hopefully you'll be able to see that Adam is jumping. He has a little help from the springs in the couch and stuff, but he's getting some air.

This is what happens...when Grandma wants to play the piano with Adam.

We love you Daddy! Enjoy Denver.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fondant Recipe

I had someone ask if they could have the fondant recipe, so I though maybe all of you might enjoy it.


16 OZ mini marshmallows
2 TBL water

-Melt the mini marshmallows just enough to mix them all together and add the water before melting. Try 30 sec at a time.

2 LBS Sifted powdered sugar
1/2 C Shortening

-Pour 1/3 of the sifted powdered sugar into the bowl with the marshmallows and mix. Put some shortening down on the counter/tabletop/cookie sheet, etc and some more powdered sugar down. Then pour your marshmallow mixture onto the shortening and sugar. Cover your hands with shortening and powdered sugar and knead the soon to be fondant. Keep adding sugar and kneading the fondant is supposed to be pretty hard to work.

Chocolate Fondant

I like using the swirled chocolate marshmallows, if they're not mini that's fine. Use either swirled or chocolate marshmallows instead of the mini white ones. Just realize, using straight chocolate marshmallows have a tendancy to be a lot more dry.

Instead of adding powdered sugar first add 1/2 C up Cocoa powder and then 1/3 of the powdered sugar and continue with the process.

One batch of fondant will make enough to cover an 8 inch 2 layered cake round. The fondant will stay good in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Final Cake Project

I did it, I finally posted the photos from my final cake project. I am pretty proud of my cake. Everything is made from scratch. It's a fondant icing with chocolate cakes underneath. I had so much fun with it! We'll see how I do for my grade. My teacher was very proud of our class for our work, so that's always a good start.