Cake decorating is something I only do once in a while and only on very special occasions for people who are dear to me. Those of you who have ever decorated a cake may relate to why this is. For myself it usually involves countless hours of baking, icing, putting on the fondant, making the decorations for the cake and applying the finishing touches.
Although I’m no Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes, the smile on the face of the person/people when they see their cakes for the first time sure make me feel like I am!
Here are a few cakes I have made over the last couple of years.
Super Mario: I made this for my boys 4th birthday. Completely edible except for the Mario and Luigi figurines. The green tube i made out of an ice-cream cone, covered in green fondant and black icing in the middle of it.
Bugs: Both my boys are fascinated with bugs so made this for their 5th Birthday. Bugs are edible made and shaped out of Rice Krispies then covered in fondant.
Monsters: Monster splash was the theme for my boys 6th birthday. You can find more ideas for that theme here.
Disney Princess: Made for my nieces Disney Princess themed 2nd birthday. All edible except the Disney Princess figurines.
Toilet Cake: Saved the best one for last:) Made on request for my good friends husbands 40th. Everything is edible except the board it is sitting on, and yes even the poo!
Over the past while I have been
drooling admiring, the many different wall collage ideas I have seen on Pinterest. In the past two weeks I managed to get Pinspired and do a wall collage for our master bedroom wall upcycling old picture frames. It is not complete but close. Id like to add a few more things to it, filling in some gaps. Will update with the finished project with the master bedroom makeover reveal.
Apologies for the poor photo qualities, investing in a good camera is on the top of my to do list!
Frames – $15.00 purchased from second hand/thrift stores and spray painted them all with spray paint purchased from Michales.
Spray paint (black and silver) $7.00 used 50 percent off one item coupons at Michaels
You and me lettering and ampersand sign $7.00 from Walmart
Laugh, Dream, Letter P and letter B sign – $8.00 using 50 percent off one item at Michaels coupons
Love sign $1.00 from Dollar store at valentines was red spray painted it black.
Scrap book paper I had from a booklet of them from Michaels $ .50
Total project cost = $38.50
Dinner’s at our house is something my family members look forward to, provided hubby is the one cooking! He is the chef in our house and I am the baker. Being one of those people who doesn’t need to follow recipes he comes up with ingredients to use in his head and it always ends up unbelievably tasty.
Family members have been asking for his recipes for years, so I’ve now resorted to following him around in the kitchen writing down ingredients, snapping pictures, documenting what he does and probably being a royal pain in the butt!
Last night we had BBQ Souvlaki pork chops that did not disappoint.
Paulo’s BBQ Souvlaki Pork chops
4 – 5oz pork chops
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Place in a meat marinade container or you leave it in the bowl.
Put in fridge for approx 4 hours (out of fridge if pork chops are frozen).
BBQ on medium high for approx 20 minutes or until fully cooked.
Serve and enjoy!