Thursday, February 3, 2011


     With the ice storm hitting our area we had three snow days in a row. That meant three extra kids home, so we cancelled homeschool too. It gave us a lot of extra family time.
   The big kids spent a lot of time outside snowboarding and sledding on the ice. They also played a lot of video games and board games. We also celebrated Sissy's birthday.

   Even though it wasn't Sissy's party day I decided to bake her a cake. Well, of course I realized I didn't have any icing so I went online and found a recipe. I had all the ingredients so I decided to give it a try. I had to mix a bunch of things together and bring them to a boil. Let it partially cool, then mix it with the mixer. So as I was waiting for it to cool I started to read the reviews on the recipe. As luck would have it, all the reviews said it was a horrible recipe, like a glaze, etc. But if you added powered sugar to the mixture it would thicken up and work ok. Of course, thats just like me to try something without even reading the reviews first. So I went ahead and mixed it like it said to, but it was way to runny so I added powdered sugar. It immediately started to harden like paste. I ended up sticking it on the cake and we ate it anyway. It tasted a lot like fudge, looked horrible, but actually tasted really good. Needless to say, I won't be using that recipe again. Well at least it was only her first birthday and she'll never remember it, and the other kids got a good laugh out of it.  Anyway i'll make it up to her on her party day with her real birthday cake.


  1. lol. i make things too without looking at the reviews. most of the time they turn out time you find yourself in that position for icing let me know i have a cake book that has recipes in it for that stuff.. i have made the cakes and the icings and they are good. especially the buttercream icing..but fudgy isnt bad at all its much better then icing