This is bananas!
The snow is relentless.
Maybe your roads are closed
Perhaps (duh) it's a bonafide snow day and the kids are home.
Mash those babies up.
No expensive candy-colored mixer required.
Don't you love the rustic luxe feel of a good ol' wooden spoon anyway?
I forgot the eggs. Crack em in.
If you can't get to the market and your cupboards are bare.
Use whatever mix you have.
Yes. I said mix.
(I am not bake proud - I'm bake happy!)
Toss in your favorite add-ins.
I plopped in a couple handfuls of California raisins.
Coarsely chop some chocolate.
Save some for TV watching time tonight.
Fold in the goodies.
Spray your best pan.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes at 375 degrees
Ice the cake so it resembles fluffy snowbanks and drifts of icy white snowflakes.
Make a quick and simple buttercream.
Don't forget. Beat by hand.
It's a home cozy day.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Look outside and make the cake look like the landscape.
Make a huge pot of hot tea.
Whip some cream with a lick of white sugar
Invite your neighbors over for some!
Won't last long.
Blizzard be damned.
Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'