Company Name - AUTHOR
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

French Country Re-finish
JUST LOOK
CAMPFIRE BIRTHDAY CAKE!
HOPE IN A BOOK---Gracen Ripperger, The Book Angel!
NFL FOOTBALL---GOOD TIMES

Most Popular Posts

SHAMELESS PROMOTION OF GUITAR HOUSE OF TULSA~
BOB HEIL MICROPHONES~
DUCK DYNASTY AND BEARDS
TROPICAL LEAVES AND CHRISTMAS TREES IN OKLAHOMA
BEAUTIFUL-BLESSED EASTER

Categories

"ROCK ANGEL" y/a novel by Jody French
1 P-36 Deletion Sundrome
BREAST CANCER
DIY HOME PROJECTS
forrest french music
painted furniture
Pumpkin town
Red Dirt Rocker--Jody French Author
ROCKIN-N-ROLL-N-RECIPES---MUSIC-N-MEALS
Sky Tan Coweta, OK

Archives

April 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
May 2015
February 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

powered by

My Blog

November 2015

CAMPFIRE BIRTHDAY CAKE!

                                            
                                 SWEET ANNABELLE IS TURNING 3!
We're celebrating my youngest grand daughter's birthday today with a fall flavored birthday party complete with a camp fire to accommodate the roasting of marshmallows for s'mores.
My daughter showed Annabelle the pic of the campfire birthday cake I made for her, and she said her eyes just lit up. It garnered a huge smile too! Mission accomplished.
I found the inspiration for this cake on Pinterest. It was really fun to make.
Here's my how to:
                                                 CAMPFIRE CAKE
I made a box chocolate cake mix and added double melted butter instead of oil, cracked in an extra (grade A XL) egg, and used milk instead of water for a bakery style decadent cake--
 
 
 
If you've followed the other cakes I've made, you'll know this is my MOST favorite part of the caking process...the FROSTING! I made a batch of Hershey's chocolate icing for the rich moist cake. The recipe can be found on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa container. It's 2/3 cups Hershey's Cocoa, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/3 cup of milk, 3 cups of powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Just melt the butter, add the cocoa to butter, and alternate blending in the powdered sugar and milk as you beat it with a mixer.  Then add in the (good quality) vanilla at the end when smooth. Without fail a family member will be waiting for the spoon to lick. Just hand it back over your right shoulder~
I used Jolly Rancher candies for the flames. Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with Canola oil, and place package of unwrapped red hard candies on foil. Bake in oven for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees, until melted. Let candy cool and gently lift from foil. Have fun breaking it into shards for the cool flames!
I used Creme de Pirouline chocolate hazelnut cookies for the logs. Place the shards of candy in a flame pattern in the center and add in logs (I broke some of them into pieces to fit  better.)  Then add a garland of fat, fluffy, sugary marshmallows around the bottom of the cake.
Grab your sticks---it's time to make s'mores! Speaking of which, individual packages of s'more making supplies are a great idea, especially since we have 5 grand kiddos under the age of 7. Moms and Dads can just grab a pack by the fire and roast away. There are even Wet Wipes included for the sticky aftermath.
HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!!  And a big happy birthday to our precious Annabelle!!! 

HOPE IN A BOOK---Gracen Ripperger, The Book Angel!


Meet Gracen "The book angel."  Her sweet giving spirit is just glowing through in this pic! My little big-hearted friend Gracen Ripperger has started a program called Hope in a Book, and is collecting books to take to hospitals and other facilities where there might be children and adults in need of a paper back or hard cover cheer up--

She is my inspiration!! Thank you for coming to see me today‚ô• I hope my book will bring a smile to someone in need.





Gracen Ripperger has started a project called Hope in a Book all on her own! She will deliver books to hospitals and other facilities in order to bring smiles to faces in need of a paper back pick up!









Little Book Angel~~
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint