Friday, December 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes (Volume 215)

Since Ladies Man and Princess Dawdle wrote the Quick Takes last week, I thought I'd take my turn at it this week. Yeup...Drama Queen here. But between me and all of the readers out there, you can call me Queen Awesome. (Can't you just see Mom rolling her eyes?)

1) After dinner one night I was showing Dad and Ladies Man a super cute youtube video Mom and Princess Dawdle had found earlier this week. Here's the video. Watch the way these twins look at each other as their dad starts playing the guitar.

After watching this video...

Ladies Man: That's what my kids will look like.

Me: No it's not. Your kids won't fit in a high chair.

2) Earlier this week Dad tried a new cookie recipe. Cookies and cream cookies made with oreos...but he used the oreos with red filling instead of white, so the cookies turned out in this pukish looking pink color. Despite how nasty and strange they looked, they actually tasted pretty good.

3) This afternoon Ladies Man and I were upstairs in the attic being super boring and lame. He was messing on his xbox and I was sitting next to him on my laptop. Earlier in the day he and Princess Dawdle were talking about making a cake, so I asked him what kind of cake they wanted to make.

Ladies Man: I don't know. We just want to make a cake.

Me: Ok, so what kind of cake? What do you want it to look like?

Ladies Man: I don't know. I want it to taste like Christmas.

Me: How do we do that?

Ladies Man: Just look up Christmas cakes on Pinterest and maybe if we make one that looks like Christmas-y things, then it will taste that way.

Yeah...because that's how it works.

4) Onto the next cooking adventure in our house today. As Ladies Man, Princess Dawdle and I were in the kitchen trying to figure out everything we wanted to include on our "Christmas cake," Ladies Man was making his own little treat of chocolate covered mini candy canes. Here's how he did it.

First, he took a small ziploc bag and put Hershey kisses in it. Then he sealed the bag and held it under the boiling water spigot until the kisses were melted. He then poured the melted chocolate onto wax paper, and (using his dirty hands) rolled the candy canes around in the chocolate. Super nasty.

5) The last cooking project that took place in our house this week took me, Princess Dawdle, and Ladies Man a total of about 4 hours and was a total bust. We had a wonderful image in mind as we went to start. We were going to have a two tiered cake, each tier with two layers. In between the layers we would have green and red homemade frosting. Then we would frost the entire outside of the cake just in white, and on top of the whole cake we would put our master piece. This would consist of a Christmas tree, little presents and a walrus all molded out of rice krispies and homemade fondant. It was going to be amazing...

Princess Dawdle had issues opening the cake mix...

Making the fondant...

Making the rice krispies...

Green fondant for the Christmas tree...

Everything was going great until we tried to get the cakes out of the pans...

Admittedly, the first time we put cakes in we forgot to spray the pans. But the second time we did and they STILL turned out like this when we flipped the pans over to get the cakes out! Everything went downhill from there. Our rice krispies wouldn't harden enough for Ladies Man to mold them, our fondant wasn't working very well and all of our spirits were being crushed. We decided to work with what we had.

This is our attempt at trying to patch a few layers of cake and frosting together...

And the final product (complete with a nasty looking fondant tree in the middle)...

Yes, it's edible. No, we're not proud of it. Maybe sometime in the future we will try again...just not in the near future. What a disaster.

6) Since Princess Dawdle and Ladies Man had a snow day yesterday we spent the day doing a lot of random things (I promise there will be no more cooking stories). We decided to color some festive Christmas penguins. Of course, Ladies Man just had to outdo everyone and paint his own picture. Pretty good though, right?

7) The last thing I'll share with you all is Ladies Man's project of making a miniature trombone for a little boy at our church. All he has to do is add a kazoo for the mouthpiece and put the boy's name in the bell of the trombone. Completely homemade! Again, more impressive work by Mr.Artsy-Fartsy.

That's all for this week! Wishing you a Merry Christmas from the Boesiger household!

Isaiah 7:14 ~ Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

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Kathleen Basi said...

My sympathies on the cake. But thanks for the laugh.

Love the trombone, and LOVE the head-bopping babies. Whose turn is it next week????

Marie H said...

I like the cake I enjoy decorating cakes and I'm proud to say they often look like yours. Have a Merry Christmas.