Friday, July 22, 2011

Camp Fire cake

My son's 11th birthday is tomorrow.  In the morning we are taking him into the city and doing the Alcatraz tour.  Tomorrow night he is having a camp out in our backyard.  I made this cake for the camp fire birthday party.

It was so easy to make!  Isn't it cute!  Here is where I found this cute idea...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Patriotic wreath

Happy 4th of July!!  Here is a festive wreath I put together. 
Try not to notice how dirty that little window in the door is. 
This is a dollar store wreath wrapped in yarn.  I used my cricut to cut out the stars.
Now we have something festive for the fourth :)  Have a great day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Patriotic jello dessert

Isn't this so pretty and all patriotic?!  It was tasty, too.  My sister had a birthday yesterday and I took this over for dessert.  It was a hit :)  If you want to make this here is the recipe:

1 package (3oz) Berry Blue gelatin
2 Cups boiling water, divided
1 Cup fresh blueberries
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
5 TBSP Sugar
2 Cups sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package (3oz) raspberry gelatin
1 Cup fresh raspberries
Whipped topping and additional berries, optional.

In a large bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stire in one cup cold water.  Add blueberries.  Pour in 3 quart serving bowl.  I used my trifle bowl.  Refrigerate until firm- at least one hour. 

Meanwhile in a saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water: let stand for one minute.  Add the cream and  sugar; cook and stir over low heat until gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved.  Cool to room temperature.  Whisk in sour cream and vanilla.  Spoon over the blue layer.  Refrigerate until firm.

In a large bowl, dissolve raspberry gelatin in remaining hot water; stir in remaining cold water.  Add raspberries.  Spoon over cream layer.  Chill until set.  Garnish with whipped topping and additional berries if desired.  Enjoy!!