Monday, January 18, 2016

Snow Day Cake

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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.


Forget shoveling.
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?


Oops!
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


Enjoy.
Invite your neighbors over for some!


Won't last long.
Blizzard be damned.

PFXO




Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'
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