Sunday, July 31, 2016

Harry Potter's Birthday Cake

Hello everyone! Today is a pretty important day in geek history. It's Harry Potter's birthday and also the birthday of J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is my favorite book series and I'm so excited for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
So today I thought it would be fun to do a cake based off of the one Hagrid gives Harry in the first book. The great thing is this cake is homemade by Hagrid so if this is your first time frosting a cake it's ok for it to be messy.

What You Will Need
2 Boxes of Cake Mix
6 Eggs
1 Cup of Milk
4 Sticks of Butter
2 Tubs of Icing
Rose Gel Food Coloring
Green Icing
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
2 9 inch round cooking pans

Step One
Preheat your oven to 350F. Melt your butter in the microwave. Mix together your cake mix, eggs, milk, and butter. Spray your pans and pour your mix into the pans. Bake your came until you can put a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

Step Two
While you cakes are baking you'll want to get your frosting ready. Put each tub into a bowl. Put some gel on a toothpick and swipe it in the frosting. Stir until the gel and frosting are combined. Repeat for the other bowl.

Step Three
Give your cake plenty of time to cool. I stuck mine in the freezer for about an hour. Once your cakes are cool take your cake leveler or serated knife and cut off the top so the top and bottom of your cake match. Repeat for the other cake.

Step Four
Now take your frosting and put some in the top part of the cake and spread it evenly. Take the other cake and put it on the cake you just frosted.

Step Five
Frost your entire cake. Don't worry to much about this layer of frosting. This is called a crumb coat and you put it on your cake so the crumbs won't mix with the frosting and make it look bad. Stick it in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Step Six
Take your second bowl of frosting and frost the cake again. This layer should cover your crumb coat so you should only see pink.

Step Seven
Take a toothpick and carve out the letters in the icing. This will give you an idea of where to put your green icing later. If you mess up the frosting can just be smoothed back over.

Step Eight 
Use the green frosting to add the words to the cake. If you find your frosting getting to runny stick it back in the fridge.

What is your favorite Harry Potter book? Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pokeball Pizza

Hey guys! Sorry about the lack of post lately I've had some personal things to take care of and I've been spending almost all of my free time playing Pokemon Go. The good thing about me playing is I've been inspired to make Pokemon things. I'll try not to fill the blog with only Pokemon but I'm not promising  anything.
I remembered my husband's parents seding us a picture of this pokeball pizza a long time ago. I had wanted to make it but never got around to it. It really is easy to make and it looks really cool when it's done
Side Note: Even though I used a pizza crust that was already made you can make one yourself. I just don't have much luck with homemade pizza dough.

What You Will Need
Pizza Crust
Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Already Sliced Black Olives
Nonstick Spray
Round Cookie Sheet

Step One
Preheat your oven to the directions on your pizza crust. Use your spoon to get some pizza sauce on the crust and smooth it out.

Step Two
Sprinkle cheese all over the pizza. It should be a lot at the bottom for the white of the pokeball. But make sure you save some cheese for the center.

Step Three
Add pepperoni to the top. In the middle you'll need to make you peperoni arch to make the button part of the ball. Just really go pepperoni crazy.

Step Four
Put a pepperoni in the middle where you'll want the button. Begin laying down the olives in a circle around the pepperoni in the center. Then under the the top of the pizza, the part covered in pepperoni, add a line of olives stopping at the olives in the center. Do the same on the other side. Now under both of your olive lines add more olives under them. Remove the pepperoni in the center.

Step Five
Now add some cheese in the middle of your olive circle to make it look more like a button. If you need to fix anything now is the time to do it.

Step Six
Bake your pizza according to the directions on the crust. I baked mine for 10 minutes at 425F. Give it plenty of time to cool before serving.

What has your favorite Pokemon Go catch been? Mine personally was a Dratini I caught last night.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Butterbeer Cake

Hello everyone! Here is my first ever recipe! I wanted to make something simple. This cake is based off the drink from Harry Potter called Butterbeer. The drink was first introduced in the third book Harry Potter And The Prisoner  of Azkaban. Enjoy!

What You Will Need
One and a half cups of cups of cream soda
15.25oz Yellow box cake mix
3.4oz butterscotch pudding
1 cup of butterscotch chips
Frosting (Optional )
Butter cooking spray
Whisk or a hand mixer
A large mixing bowl
A smaller bowl
A rectangle pan

Step One
Preheat your oven to 350F. In your small bowl pour a little bit of cake mix  and your butterscotch chips and mix them together with your hands.  This will help distribute the chips later on.

Step two
Pour your cake mix and pudding and pour them in the mixing bowl then whisk them together.

Step Three

Pour in your soda and begin to mix. This can be done with a whisk but I prefer using the hand mixer.

Right after adding soda