Saturday, October 23

Shrunken Head Apple Cider

While looking for some Halloween ideas I stumbled across the Shrunken Head Cider on the Martha Stewart website. It looked easy, so I decided to make it for my Halloween party.



2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 large Granny Smith apples
24 whole cloves
2 gallons apple cider
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups spiced rum
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and 4 cups water; set aside. 

2. Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in lemon mixture.

3. Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the "eye" sockets. 

4. Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.


Texas Football Cupcakes!

It's football season! So, you know what that means, Football Cupcakes! These cupcakes turned out absolutely adorable and they really did not take that much time at all!

I used a regular boxed cake mix, but I dyed half of the batter orange, and layered to two batters to give the cakes a little marble look. I used rolled out colored fondant to make the footballs, helmets, and the flags!

For the grass I used a  Wilton #233 tip. It really gives the icing a realistic grass look.

The best thing about them.... You could make them into a whole football field!! 



Here are a couple of cakes I made for a few special occasions!

First Cake: Cockrell School Of Engineering Career EXPO Cake!

My friends, Kristen and Roberto worked so hard, and did such a good job, I wanted to make them in awesome cake in honor of the career fair.

It was a vanilla cake with cherry filling, and cream cheese frosting!

For the EXPO letters I rolled out fondonat and cut them out in the shape of the logo.

They Loved it!

Second Cake: Trinidad and Tobago Birthday Cake!
It was my friend Ade's Birthday, and I had been promising him a cake for a while, so I made sure I made it this year! He's from Trinidad and Tobago so what better then to make him a Trinidad and Tobago themed cake!

Happy Birthday Ade!!!

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