We have just returned from our Son’s wedding in Florida. Our son is a police officer and his new wife works with a dermatologist.
Actually getting there was quite an adventure. The night before we left, we received a text from US Air that our flight had been delayed for approximately 40 minutes ! Based upon this information, we arrived at the airport at 6.00 am the following morning, went through security only to find that the flight was delayed a further hour!! The long and short of it was that we were delayed three hours and were sent to five different gates before actually boarding our flight. To add insult to injury, we were delayed a further 30 minutes because the pilot said that we had to “wait for catering as they were empty”. Why bother, the airlines don’t really serve anything unless you are charged an arm and leg anyway!
I had shipped my decorating tools down the week before and had baked and frozen the wedding cake and desserts and shipped them overnight so that I could start decorating when we arrived. As you can imagine, I was somewhat stressed at the delay. It was quite a feat getting everything finished but all turned out well at the end of the day. A beautiful wedding.
As my husband pointed out, it would not behove anyone to make the mistake of trying to rob the wedding party – about half of the guests were police officers
There is so much going on this month. The World Cup, Father’s Day and were you aware that June is officially National Candy Month? To off-set our love of candy, this month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month! How can we combine all of these events?
I have to say, I am not much of a sports fan but it is exciting watching all the players compete against each other, striving to do their best for their team and their country. My son, who is a sports addict supports “The Gunners” (An English team -Arsenal). I have never really understood the teams for the World Cup. Certainly in the UK, the team players are drawn from other teams all around the country to make up the “World Cup Team”. I personally think that is not a very good idea – they do not really have enough time to play together and get to know each other’s foibles. That of course is my opinion, which is probably completely incorrect!
My Dad passed away a number of years ago but he would have loved National Candy Month – he had a very sweet tooth. In fact, as a small child I remember him making cake sandwiches! and he loved biscuits (cookies) also. Come to think of it, he loved anything sweet. He was one of the lucky ones who NEVER put on any weight. He just seemed able to eat whatever he pleased without any real consequences. He and my mother were both great cooks and bakers. I am sure that is where my love of baking comes from.
Enjoy all of the events of this month – I’m sure the Dad’s will be enjoying the World Cup.
Happy visiting with the Dad
s of the world.
This is a wonderful time of the year when the world comes alive! This is the time for Spring Cleaning—for me it is the time for Spring Baking! This is absolutely my favourite season. Baking comes to mind for this holiday season and what could be easier than cupcakes for Easter?
You will need the following :
- Colorful cupcake papers
- Green or brown frosting
- Miniature chocolate Easter eggs
- Tiny flowers
- Tip #133 (link to tools)
- Decorating bags
Bake your cupcakes and allow to cool completely. Leave them in the cupcake pan for approximately 10 – 15 minutes before removing. This helps to keep the cupcake papers attached to the cupcakes. You know sometimes that they seem to come away! Place them on a cooling rack to finish.
For the “grass” cupcakes, use the green frosting and a grass tip #133. Pipe grass on the top of the cupcakes. To do this, put the tip close to the top of the cake, start to squeeze and, as you squeeze, pull the tip up to make the grass. Repeat this to cover the top of the cake and then add your chocolate Easter eggs.
The birds nest cupcakes— using the brown frosting and tip # 133, start at the outside of the cupcake and pipe in a circle, stopping and starting to make the decorating look like a nest, finishing in the centre. Add chocolate Easter eggs and tiny flowers.
What could be more Spring like and tastier than these beautiful Easter cupcakes? The perfect dessert for a perfect Spring day. Wonderful for an Easter brunch.
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