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I am going to be providing cake for the community to eat at our local library for a Dr. Seuss birthday party this Saturday. If you live in Valdosta, please stop by for stories, games, bounce houses, and of course, cake! The celebration is at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library on March 7th from 1-3pm.
Now on to the good news, they are also hosting a dessert contest. Not exactly a cake contest, however it is the first contest I will have entered. I am quiet beside myself with excitement. The only rule is to “create a dessert item that is Seuss-like”, how hard can that be? My theme is Dr. Seuss’ book Horton Hears a Who! for all 3 cakes. Yes that is right, 3. Two sheet cakes for the community and 1 contest cake. I am planning a two layer wonky cake. This will be my first wonky attempt so we’ll see how it goes. I though I should post my progress, as I have been working on this all week. I hope to see you at the contest, and hope you enjoy my cake. I will post the results Sunday!
The List— WOW—
Have you ever bought $30 worth of butter? At one time? Now I have. I seriously need to find a supplier!
This is 18 egg whites and 3 cups of sugar in my double boiler (home made of course)!
The meringue almost spilled over the side of my 6 Quart bowl!
Four quarts of Seuss blue.
The mountains Vlad flew over.
The one and only Black-bottomed eagle, Vlad Vlad-i-koff.
Lastly but not least, the honorable Horton, whom we all can take a valuable lesson from……
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
It is often called the Lunar New Year, especially by people in mainland China and Taiwan. January 26th 2009 is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, met with celebrations and observations by ethnic Chinese and others around the world. This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, the sign representing solemn hard work and prosperity – an animal that appears aptly symbolic for these difficult times. Here you can see some amazing pictures of the celebration across China.
My daughters Pre-K class celebrated Chinese New Year. They all learned how to say “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, happy new year in Chinese. At snack time they ate noodles with chop sticks and enjoyed these chocolate chiffon cupcakes with Swiss buttercream and the word “ox” in English and Chinese on them from BC. I am so amazed at the effort our schools put into educating our children and opening their eyes to other cultures and new things. It was a wonderful day!
John 4 Rocket Cake
I have never done a tutorial on this site. However, my dear friend Jennifer, the mother of John, asked me to. She took a cake decorating class with me in June, and has come over to learn a few tricks, but wants to see more. Both of us have a 4 year old and a 2 year old. So scheduling time for us to spend together decorating is nearly impossibly. She has been wanting to order a cake from me for months and finally did for her son John’s 4th birthday. He is into anything that flies: Saturn 5 Rockets and super heroes. If it flies, he loves it. His party was to be held last Saturday at the Bowling Alley and my girls were invited. I was ready to surprise all our friends with my carving abilities. Unfortunately John came down with a bad ear infection and the party was postponed until after the holidays. I had baked the cakes and made the Swiss Buttercream prior to the cancellation. We decided to go ahead with the cake in honor of his birthday and let them eat it during Thanksgiving with his family in Alabama. I delivered it today and they were all impressed. Especially John!