Friday, March 25, 2011

All New - Edible Confetti

When I as about 9 or 10 I was still at the age where I thought my mother knew everything.  It wouldn't be too much longer before that attitude went South for a while.  One thing that still stands out in my mind though is the day I thought she was a genius.  It was my birthday.  At that time Betty Crocker, or one of those queens of boxed cake mixes had a white angle food cake that had confetti sprinkles inside when baked.  That was THE cake I wanted for my party.  Mom was taking it out of the oven and was just about to test it when my little brother fell off the back porch and started screaming.  Mom flipped the cake over onto the pop  bottle she was using to cool it and ran out to tend to him.  He wasn't hurt, just scared I guess.  When we returned to the kitchen my beautiful cake lay on the counter in pieces.  It wasn't baked through and fell apart.  I was sure my brother had fallen off the porch on purpose just to ruin my birthday!

Now my mother had two crying children on her hands.  Mom was NOT a baker.  In fact, she pretty much hated the kitchen.  Like me, she was good at it, just didn't like it.  On this particular day her baking skills kicked in, or rather her ability to  make do kicked in.  She had a plain white angel food cake mix in the cupboard so she mixed that up.  Next she took the candy sprinkles we only used at Christmas and dumped some of those into the batter.  I was sure I wasn't going to have my confetti cake, but low and behold it worked!  This time when the cake came out of the oven and was flipped to cool, there was a perfect white cake with colored confetti speckles through out.  Mom was a hero!

I guess it's that story that made me get all excited when I saw that my cookie cutter supplier also sells edible sugars, jimmies and fun shaped confetti.  All I needed  was to see the dozens of pretty pictures and I was hooked.  So, this week 4 cartons of wonderfully colored sugar, jimmies, pearls and confetti showed up at my door.  Now I can share them with you.  Take a look and see what you can find that will make you a hero with your kids!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New For Summer

For those of you who live in the same climate I do, Summer can not get here fast enough!  I've been living under 2 feet of snow since December.  Now it's changing to mud.  My driveway looked like the Mississippi a few days ago.  Now it is a skating rink.

What better way to beat the Winter blahs than to think ahead to warmer days?  I  dug out my cotton yarn and got to work on cool Summer hats.  The results were these great, floppy, versatile sun hats.  Dress them up, wad them up, wear them to a party or the beach, or better yet - a party at the beach!

                                                             Click on the pic for more info.