I also can't leave you without a card sample. Elena made a really cute card using a Mexican theme for Christmas. So, I dragged out my Mexican themed A Muse stamps, too, and here's the result. Hope you like it. At this time last year we were getting ready to leave for our trip to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico to celebrate my mother-in-law's 70th birthday. It was so sunny and warm there while everyone was flooding here at home. I'm so glad this November has been much drier so far. The little bobblehead thingies were purchased from a beach vendor. You can find these all over the place in P.V. and my kids collected many of them.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
On Tuesday I met some co-workers at Northlake Tavern in the U-District for some pizza to celebrate a birthday for one of them. There are only a few of us in our 'division' so I designated myself the cake provider whenever one of us has a birthday. For this one, I created what I call the 'Whopper Cake.' It's true name is 'Deep Chocolate Cake with Double-Malt Topping' and the recipe can be found in a Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication called Simply Perfect Desserts 2001. I would post the recipe but it would be copyright infringement so the best I can do is tell you where it is published. This issue is full of absolutely fantastic desserts! You should try to get a copy....
Don't pay attention to the fact that the cake is lopsided. I was in a hurry as I hadn't realized the frosting needed to have chilled for 3 hours before it would be ready for use. I made it, threw it in the freezer for a quick chill, then had to slap it all together and run out the door. I was late to lunch but in time for the pizza to appear on the table. That's what counts, right?!