Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, May 7, 2012

Making the Groom's Cake

My son asked me to make his Groom's Cake. He wanted Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake and something to do with a griffin.
I bought 4 pounds of butter, 8 yellow cake mixes, 8 packages of cream cheese, 8 pounds of powdered sugar and 2 dozen eggs.

I made stacks of things to recycle.
Then I made 8 batches of Gooey Butter Cake. This took 8 hours and after I got done, the electricity went off for 4 hours!
I hand painted a Griffin with dark and white chocolate to make the cake topper. This took 4 hours.
The result was so great! The gooey butter cake was really more like a bar cookie so I cut it in squares and stacked it. I edged it in butter cream and chocolate "rocks".  My husband made the cake stand out of cedar. I think it turned out very "manly" and unique. I was so proud to do it.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

We did it!

Lee and Peggi's wedding was wonderful and went so smoothly. The late evening weather was perfect. The reception was relaxing and very fun. The couple is back from the honeymoon and settled in. I would say that it was a success!