2 Chix in the Mix

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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December 23, 2010

What Have I Been Up To…Take a Look

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. . .  it has been a busy week.

Gingerbread Man for a Christmas Party with friends.  He is, of course, pumpkin gingerbread with fresh grated ginger root.  It really makes the difference in the recipe!

Ambria’s birthday cake.  She’s in the youth group at church.  Chocolate cake, chocolate icing, fondant decorations.

These are for our church elders and their families.  Red Velvet and spice cake each with vanilla buttercream and fondant snowflakes.   One of the wives doesn’t enjoy cake – I didn’t think anyone disliked cake – so I made them a Turtle cheesecake. 

December 12, 2010

Off we go into the Wild Blue Yonder!

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Climbing high into the sun . . . that’s where Gabriel is today!  He loves airplanes just like so many other young boys.  Gabriel is celebrating his 2nd birthday today and in his honor I made this cake for him.  The cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream and vanilla fondant accents.  Hope he doesn’t fly too high on sugar.

Keepin’ it sweet,


December 7, 2010

Ain’t It Grand!

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My neighbor, Mike, likes to play the piano.  His wife and girls decided on a piano cake for his birthday.  Since they didn’t need too many servings its cut from a 9×13 chocolate cake.  The cake is covered in vanilla buttercream and then chocolate fondant.  The keys were added with vanilla and chocolate fondant.  Did you notice the slight wood grain on the piano?  Hey, that’s Mike on the top, he’s all fondant and totally edible.

Keepin’ it Sweet!


December 4, 2010

Arctic Wolf

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Brittany loves Arctic wolves but she especially loves her version of an Arctic wolf.  Brittany’s version has beautiful blue eyes and if it were so it would be prettier than those menacing grey eyes they naturally have.  However, I’m sure if I ever come up on a wolf, grey-eyed or blue-eyed, I’d run for the hills!  

Brittany’s mom wanted to surprise her with a special cake for her birthday sleepover party.  This cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream.  All of the decorations are buttercream.  Mom told me earlier today that Brittany LOVED her cake. 

Keepin’ it Sweet!


December 3, 2010


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When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph

I made this “hat” for a Red Hat Christmas Luncheon.  It’s Red Velvet with vanilla buttercream and fondant.  The flower and butterfly are gumpaste.  I loved making this cake, partly because of the recipients but also because it was just fun.

Keepin’ it sweet!


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