Thursday, July 17, 2008

Supporting Our Troops and Our Country! :)

Here are some photos from the rally we had outide of Ft Bragg on Wednesday against the Westboro Baptist Church. My grandmother wanted to come SOOOOO badly. She holds her citizenship in this country high because of all the work it took for her to become and AMERICAN.
Me and my grandma out supporting our country and the wonderful troops who protect it.
Grandma getting her mack on.. lol..
Grandma's got a 'tude' lol She couldn't believe how disrespectful these people were..
It's a beautiful thing to see all sorts of people come together over something they all take pride in.. in this case..The USA.
Look at Hlify... she's so excited! :)
Look at them over there.. ::shakes head:::
Grandma loves her country!
If you read this and are a real Baptist, please understand it was NOT a rally against YOU..
These people only wear that name.. but they are FAR from Christians... There website is and if you research them, you will see why I am against what they stand for..

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baking the Cakes,, Filling,, and Icing :)

Pt 2 of Tess' Wedding Cake..
So we've pre-made our fondant and now it's just chillin out in the fridge on vacation...
Now, we make our cakes! Ok, so at this point, I've made my batter.. I've tried a billion recipes, but for a stacked cake.. you MUST have a dense cake! The recipe I used was perfect for this job! Here they are baking away :)
One of the red velvet layers and one of the chocolate layers.. I used a chocolate pudding mix in the red velvet to make it extra lush!Here are the cakes just waiting in the fridge.. firming up and cooling down from the hot oven. (awe and look at my fondant balls... now they have some friends! yipee lol)
A close up of my raspberry filling for my devils food cake layer. I think that layer was my favorite. 'Hey, this is your cake talking... Are you gonna cover me up or what?!!' I guess it's ready for the second layer of chocolate cake? hehehe
Cake casualty!!! Call the MEDIC!!
Now the cake is happy and complete.. I stuck the second layer of cake on top of the filling and gave it a nice coat of chocolate icing.
Here goes my first layer of french vanilla cake with strawberry filling and a strawberry cream cheese frosting :)
Plopped on the second cake layer.. threw on a crumb coat and here it is chillin in the fridge... my cakes definitely love me lol
Here's the strawberry layer after its final icing coat. :)
*sigh* For the last (top) layer.. I made a rich red velvet cake with fresh cream cheese frosting! Yum Yum in my tum tum lol
After I finished the filling, icing, and stacking.. These guys went back to their home in the fridge until fondant time!
Here's a pic of the crumb coat waiting...
and the finished products.. (minus the white layer.. it's only got a light crumb coat on)
My poor kitchen takes such a beating! lol..
Welp, that's all for this section.. I'll be back with how I made the strawberry cream cheese frosting and some more good stuff... ;0)