Wilton Princess Castle-Pink and Green with Fondant Girls Birthday Cake

Wilton Princess Cake set for my Daughters Birthday

Wilton Princess Cake set for my Daughters Birthday
 Yippee!  It only took me 2 afternoons to complete this small work of art.

pink and green princess castle cake
 They plastic towers and window and doors that you put onto your cake.  I used my Styrofoam cakes to make it. 
pink and green princess castle cake
I covered the cake in fondant and then used buttercream frosting to frost the rest.  

I put food coloring in a bag full of sugar and colored it pink for the cones on the towers.  Then I frosted the cones and rolled them in the sugar.

This cake was a ton of fun to make.  It was pretty funny to see everyone's relief that we wouldn't be eating the cake.  Instead we had angel food cupcakes with fresh strawberries and whipping cream.  The kids got some fun confetti lollipop cookies. 

butter cream frosting and fondat for princess castle birthday cake
Where to find the Castle Cake Set by Wilton (affiliate Link)

Marshmallow Fondant Recipe along with Butter Cream and Royal Icing Recipes and tips on how to use Fondant

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Crockpot Lasagna

Image borrowed from HERE

I love lasagna, but I hate how long it takes to make it.  

1 pound ground hamburger browned
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 package spaghetti seasoning
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic diced
2 cups spinach diced
15 oz ricotta cheese
2 cups water
lasagna noodles (not cooked)
1 cup mozzarella grated
1/4 c Parmesan cheese grated

Combine the hamburger, tomato sauce, spaghetti seasoning, onion, garlic, and water.  In another bowl combine the mozzarella (except for some left out to sprinkle on the top of the lasagna), spinach, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese.  Then layer 1/3 of the hamburger, lasagna noodles (break them if you need to), then the ricotta cheese into a 5 quart crockpot.  Repeat 2 more times and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. 


Yummy Banana Bread

I love banana bread.  I don't make it very often because I can't keep bananas around long enough.
Here is the recipe:

Banana Bread
3/4 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
3 eggs
1/2 c chopped walnuts (If desired)
4-8 mashed bananas
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 c flour

Mix the first 3 ingredients together.  Then add the bananas.  Mix well.  Then add remaining ingredients.  Makes 2 loaves


Rag Diaper Bag from Amber

Isn't this purse just adorable.  Amber made it using THIS rag diaper bag purse pattern.

This is part of what she said:
"Here is the purse I made from your pattern. It was really fun to make.  My husband actually helped a lot too. It was really fun! We are excited about our little Lillie coming soon!!!  We have decorated her room with ladybugs! This is my first baby and I am sure I will be making a lot more fun things for her. I don't really sew so me making this purse was a BIG deal. LOL! My next project is going to be to make her roman blind curtains for her room using red gingham. Any suggestions??? :) Thanks again for the great pattern!"

So do any of you have any suggestions for her?
I have made 1 roman blind with my moms help.  It was really easy.  My suggestion is to make sure to get a really sturdy bracket.

Anyone else? 


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