What a fun weekend we had, and now I'm playing crafty catch-up! Well laundry catch-up too, but who wants to talk about that?!
Anywho, it's that time of year again!
My favorite season...
Even here in Paradise, aka Southern California, where it's green all year, everything is even more brilliant in the Spring!!
And so we must celebrate with a banner!!
I've been getting into sewing on paper, and really like it! The ribbon on top is sewn on! I got my color inspiration from the Easter clothes I picked out for my kidlets this year. Pink and green! Love it!!
Easter is sooooo late this year!
I couldn't wait and bribed them to pose for me.
And now for the good news!!
You can have this banner in your house to celebrate Spring!!
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If you're online at all, I'm sure you've seen the rainbow cakes.
Gorgeous color, all stacked up in rainbow color. Sigh...
I love them so much.
I had to bring a cake to a church function and decided I wanted to make it rainbow! I opted however to go with the simpler version since I didn't have that much time to spend on it.
I started with a white cake mix. I love the ones with pudding in the mix! So moist and yummy!!
Be smart and put your butter in a mixing bowl to soften for your frosting. (I ALWAYS forget to do this and end up trying to make frosting with frozen butter, highly ineffective.)
Separate your batter into six bowls and color it to whatever shades suit your fancy! My nesting bowls were perfect for this project because they helped me put the right amount of batter in the bowls for each color, i.e. the most for red, least for violet.
Spoon your batter in rainbow order circles into your round cake pan. It's pretty already!!
Bake according to directions and voila? I was disappointed that the colors faded into each other and were not more vibrant.
Until I sliced off the top and found the color inside! Hooray!
Add some marshmallow creme to your frosting for fluffy white cloud goodness!
Have your little sunshine give it her taste test of approval!
Stack your two round cakes and frost! I so wished I had more colors of sprinkles, but I guess we were going patriotic in March!
This is where the story gets sad.
Grab a tissue. Ok, not really.
I took the cake to the church and turned it over to the party planners. They carried it into the kitchen and dropped it.
It hit the wall and landed on the floor in a broken, colorful mess.
I rescued one piece so I could show you the inside.
Pretty! As people looked at the mess that was my cake, they oohed and aahed over the beauty of it.
One lady did her best to cheer me up and told me the story of her wedding cake that fell over. No cake cutting at her reception!
Thank you to everyone who linked up last week on our very first Wow Me Wednesday!! It was so fun to watch all your projects pop up on the blog! You are a talented bunch!! Here are some of my favorites.
I'm absolutely in LOVE with this quilt!! It has everything I love: polka dots, pink and quilting! Great job!!
How could you not like a dessert with cream cheese, whipping cream, and a graham cracker crust?!? YUM!! My mouth is watering just looking at them.
I am blown away by what these people went through to bring this table back from the dead. WOW!!!
I think button art is SO adorable, so I'm loving this idea!!