Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Cake!

Okay here is the story behind how and why I offered to make this monstrous cake...

Scott came home the other night from being out home teaching with John Neilson who happens to be the Ward Activities Chairman. Scott was telling me about what they were doing for the ward trunk or treat since I had already signed to take cornbread and cupcakes. He contined to tell me that they were going to do a cake for dessert and were ordering two sheet cakes from Costco. I had an instant heart attack and called John immediately. Pretty much scolded him for even thinking about ordering cakes from Costco. The best you would get is a cake that is as much icing as it is cake and probably air brushed with "Happy Halloween" on the top. Nothing special at all and can you say GROSS! So myself being a glutton for punishment on top of the cupcakes and cornbread and also needing to get cupcakes for Meg's b-day done the same night and pumpkin bread for her class party as well I begged him to let me take care of the cake for the ward trunk or treat. Little did I know it had to feed 100 people at the time but I was up for the challenge. I called a friend in the ward Natalie since she loves to do cakes and asked if she wanted to help. I drew up a sketch and I knew what I wanted it to look like but I had no idea that it would turn out as well as it did. I am so proud of what Natalie and I put together in about three hours. Amazing! So the cake inside is white cake two colored orange and two colored black with white buttercream in between. I hope it looks really cool when it's cut into. The icing on top is chocolate buttercream covered in crushed oreo cookies. Natalie made rocks and the Happy Halloween letters out of gum paste. The tombstones are Milano cookies dipped in white chocolate and then RIP written in black. The ghosts are white lollipops and we just filled in the eyes and mouth with black as well. The fence is made of white lollipop sticks painted with chocolate. And then last but not least the haunted house is a gingerbread kit that was premade. I cannot even imainge making that from scratch! So there is it our wonderful Halloween cake that we hope with be the center of attention at the trunk or treat. Happy Halloween to all!!

Avalanche vs. Red Wings

Scott and I don't get very many pictures together since they are usually all about the kids so here is one of us from last weekend.

A few weeks ago my dear friend Deanna asked me if I would like to come help decorate some cookies for a Pepsi Center event. I was more than happy to help since it gets me out of the house away from work and the kids are at a sitter for a few hours. The cookies were a big hit at the event and in return for our hard work she was given tickets to some games and so she gave Scott and I tickets to a hockey game in which we picked the game against the Red Wings. The seats were amazing and we were catered to all evening! What a treat! The Avs won 3-1 so that was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much Deanna we had an amazing time.

Fall Festival

We headed out to a fall festival this year and although it was not the greatest we still had fun. We at least got to go on the hayride to see the cows which Beckett absolutely loved! Fun family times and next year we will have to find a little better one. Trial and Error I guess.
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