This was my moms birthday cake.
I had all good intentions for this cake
It was to be beautifully iced and fluffy with pink sugar crystals all atop the peaks.
Instead...here is my flat faced cracking a smile cake!
Here is the recipe:
Take a boxed cake mix
Let your 3 year old help make it by stirring and adding all the ingredients...
So far so good
Mix Mix Mix
Pour into cake pans
Slam cake pans down to get air bubbles out...
Turn to the timer on your stove
Get distracted while setting it by your 3 year old
Do not set it
Forget how long the cake is supposed to be in the oven
Take it out too early
Let it cool completely...(umm...not so much)
Ice it beautifully and fluffy ( yeah...ok)
Let it Crack
Add googly eyes.
Well I looked at a bunch of recipes for these so called popcorn balls...
I found a cool one that was supposed to look like a pumpkin
yeah..that sounds fun..
They were orange...had a tootsie roll on top...cool..I don't have tootsie rolls..but we can make it work...
Wait..the recipe calls for orange jello? I don't have orange jello either!
Well we can just use food coloring...put it in with the marshmallows...it will be fine....
FINE! I said!
Yeah...it did not work..
I guess you need the orange jello for color because no matter how we tried..we could not make orange!!
And forget the stems...at this point I was over it...
Instead we had some type of pink birthday cake popcorn balls!
My daughter was sitting on the counter..excuse her foot..
This is why I can't sell food..like to the public...
Here is the way it went down....
My daughter loves to cook with me...And I love her to cook with me too!
Lets make Pumpkins! Pumpkin!
This will be so much fun...we can make popcorn and actually mold pumpkins out of them
"Yay Mommy" You are the Best"..
Hey...get your toe out of there....c'mon now...LOL
I need to taste this now...says my beautiful daughter..YUMMY
She Loved them of course!!!!
Seriously..this is the most fun I have had in a while...toes or not
The Final Result!
It is Beautiful No?
I would encourage anyone looking for some fun project to do with your little one...do this... make popcorn balls!!!!!!
I dare you to get them to look like pumpkins!!!!!
I bought tootsie rolls today to try again...I think I might get it next time!
I remember making a meatloaf similar to this a few years ago.
This meatloaf is extremely good and tastes like that special sandwich you make after Thanksgiving with the turkey/stuffing/gravy and cranberry sauce!
2 pounds ground turkey
1 Rib Celery diced
1 Cup plain bread crumbs
1.5 cups prepared stuffing ( any kind you prefer)
1/2 cup prepared turkey gravy (any kind you prefer)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ketchup
Mix all ingredients together into a loaf and bake at 375 for approx 1 hour.
Put the glaze on about 20 minutes before loaf is done.