So this is what a week at camp will do to a
person. The ferry got here promptly at 5:30 am
and she came skipping in announcing that they
all stayed up again all night on the ferry. Yay!
20 minutes later:
I am so looking forward to opening that
backpack filled with dirty camp clothes.
A special order cake for Father's Day. The
customer's husband loves Black Forest Cake,
I made an authentic one with a German recipe.
I had to spend a bit of time finding Kirsch for
this--it is the cherry flavored liquor that sets
this cake apart. The Bing cherries are soaked in
it overnight and it is also used to soak the
cake layers and the frosting. The frosting is
real whipped cream and I used chocolate
from our own local chocolate factory. In
between the layers is a coffee/Kirsch
flavored buttercream with Bing
cherries layered on the frosting.
This baby was heavy--4 layers, 7 inches tall.
My little niecie-poo out fishing on the lake for the kid's
derby. Apparently she was quite excited about the whole
deal until she actually caught a fish. Grandpa helped her
bring it into the boat and the terrified screaming started.
Oh well, maybe they should just stick to floating around
on the lake without hauling anything slimy aboard.
Isn't this cool? (get it--ice/cool..) I am going to make one
for my daughter's graduation party. It is actually pretty
easy, it just involves filling a large bowl with water and
setting a smaller bowl inside. The decorations are
placed between the bowls, everything is put in the
freezer and voila! you have a gorgeous ice bowl
to hold anything from dips to punch. I read that
in a regular temp. room it will last approx 3
hours with minimal melting.
My sister and her husband are babysitting Canaries for
a friend that is out fishing for the year. They sing so
pretty and they just keep multiplying:
My best look, don't you think? Sanding the 2nd coat
of sheetrock in the kitchen. We are almost to texture!