Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It's Fat Tuesday y'all. 


These adorable masks by The Crafty Crow

My cousin Laura shared this King Cake recipe on her blog
Recipe and instructions comes from Southern Plate, don't forget the baby.
King Cake Recipe
1 roll frozen bread dough, thawed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Confectioner’s Icing
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
3 tablespoons milk (more if needed but stir this amount first, you’ll be surprised how far this goes!)
1 tsp clear butter or vanilla flavoring

On floured surface, roll out your dough to a rectangle of about 10 x 18 inches. It doesn’t have to be exact, close enough works!

In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and extract and mix until creamy and well blended. Spread over dough to within an inch of each side. Roll up longways (to make a long log) and brush the final edge with water before pressing it into the log to seal.

Take log and form into a circle, pressing the ends into each other and brushing with water if needed to seal together. Spray top lightly with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Set in warm place to rise for 45 minute to an hour.

Remove plastic wrap and bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool.

Mix confectioner’s glaze and drizzle over top of cake with a spoon. Immediately sprinkle colored sprinkles over glaze if desired. Allow to sit until glaze hardens.

Fun Facts Regarding The Famous King Cake
Traditional King Cake colors are:

Purple - to symbolize Justice
Green - to symbolize Faith
Gold - to symbolize Power

Here is what the colors I chose stand for:
Green – to symbolize Faith
Gold - to symbolize Power
Pink - to symbolize that the grocery store didn’t have purple and I didn’t want to go all over tarnation looking for it.

I love these mask cookies made by Sweetopia
Recipe and detailed instructions comes to you from The Tomkat Studio

Let's not forget that . . .
                                          St. Patrick's Day   is right around the corner.

Will you be pinched this year?

I love the dress cookies from Bake at 350
I am so jealous that I don't have a Cricut Cake machine. What fun I would have with it!

Cute, cute Chenille Clover Pins.  I found these from The Celebration Shoppe
The idea for the Clover Pins were featured on Martha Stewart.

A cute idea for snack day at school from Eighteen25


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