Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pink Princess Birthday Cake

Two weeks ago my friend Brandy and I made this cake for her daughters 3rd birthday. It was definitively the most fun I've ever had making a cake. It was like we got to be fashion designers and bakers all in one.

We made the cakes and fondant on Friday and assembled everything on Saturday. I am not a huge fan of fondant but Brandy found a new thing called marshmallow fondant. I've never heard of it but it's just melted marshmallows and powdered sugar. It tastes a whole lot better than regular fondant.

The whole thing turned out amazing and Francy's could hardly stand it she was so excited. We can't wait to make another one and try out some other dress designs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beach Day

Last Friday Nathan and I and my brother headed down to the beach for the day. Tybee Island is the closest beach; only an hour away. It's definitely not the nicest beach but when you're in need of a quick beach fix it will do. It was quite windy which didn't make it too hot until about mid afternoon.
It was nice to get out of town for the day. Due to limited funds we don't have the opportunity to get out much so this was a nice break from being cooped up around Statesboro.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Savannah Wedding

Saturday we went down to Savannah for Nathans childhood friend Josh's wedding. The weather was beautiful (not to hot) and the wedding was lovely. The service was at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the reception was at the Savannah Yacht Club.

I just finished this dress last week to wear to the wedding. It's from a vintage 1950's Simplicity pattern. The shoes were Nathans grandmothers.

It was a lot of fun and nice to get of of Statesboro for a little while.

Wheat Free Pancakes

I've been using different recipes using quinoa flour and I think I like these pancakes better than wheat ones. I love the texture of cornmeal or semolina flour.

1/3 cup quinoa flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp. natural sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Mix together dry ingredients. Add milk, egg and oil. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto prepared griddle. Turn cakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles but before the bubbles break.

I cooked some of our strawberries down with a tiny bit of sugar to go on top.