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Thursday, April 28, 2011

As the day QUICKLY approaches to the PRINCESS SOIREE!!

I was so exhausted from my first day of work, I finally am starting to feel like normal, good thing I am waiting 3 more weeks until I add on another day, might need the time to build up my stamina after soo many surgeries the past 10 months.

I made the marshmallow wands, they turned out cute- I placed marshmallows on 6" lollipop sticks and then half dipped marshmallows in pink chocolate and sprinkled the top in lg sugar crystals. I poked holes in the lid of some shoe boxes and placed the marshmallows in the holes to dry. I was able to re-purpose some shoe boxes and it worked fairly well, I think the stryofoam would have worked better, but since I am trying to this as cheap as possible, free works for me. Plus I will use this for the red velvet cake balls I am making this evening, hopefully that is not as hard as am thinking it will be.

I made buckeye pretzel candies, just buckeye filling sandwiched between 2 mini pretzels and then dipped the bottoms in white chocolate, I used the left over pink choco and drizzled the pink over the entire candy. I think it finishes it and gives it a "princessey" look. It tastes really good, sweet, salty crunchy, all the things I look for in snackies.

I also made Raspberry Ice Cheese ball-we r going to call it :"Cinderella's Shimmering Cheese Ball", got it firming up, I am going to brush on some purple luster dust, and roll into purple sanding sugar, then some sugar crystals. It is a super sweet slight sour mix that Kissi loves, I will serve it with teddy grahams and some animal crackers. I hope it sets up firm enough, I sometimes have trouble with those.

I decided to not try the tissue pom-poms, unless I get done on time.  The church day care had some on the ceiling, it looked so adorable, I hope they are still up I would love to use them, but I really don't feel like making them and then worrying they will get crumbled or torn as we pack up van. No more aggravating projects!!

I hope the castle cake tuns out better than my first attempt, I am going to try it again on Friday-if it doesn't set up right, I am going to get a plain 1/4 sheet cake at Wal-mart and place the 3-D castle on top. I hope this turns out b/c Kissi's heart is set on that cake and I am determined to make it work, I toyed with the idea of purchasing an iced 1/4 sheet cake with the icing on the side so I could make construct the cake and now it was baked right, since my oven over-bakes everything making cakes dry and crumbly. But I figure I could still mess that up and have to buy 2 cakes, so I will attempt this one more time if it doesn't go well then I won't be out an additional $15.

All I have left is, shopping for the perishables then making: the red velvet cake pops, castle cake, Oreo cream truffles, veggie dip, jelly cream sandwiches, hummus, then slicing the fruit and placing on skewers, chopping the cheese cubes for the veggie tray, peeling and slicing carrots. 

IF all goes well I might attempt the tissue pom-poms-we will see, I keep thinking I am forgetting some important detail, but with all the chaos with my dad's unexpected illness I have been scatter brained plus I didn't anticipate being so fatigued after working, then running out of baby food and then making homemade purees, just threw a wrench in my plans...

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