Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunflower cake!

So, for Easter, I went home! I didn't know if I would be able to, so it was kind of a surprise for everyone! =) Saturday was a great day! I worked, then I went home and mom, Carrie and I went to Wichita for a little shoppin, then mom went to date night and Carrie and I got a little best friend date night of our own. =) It was wonderful. Carrie truly blesses me and I am so honored to have her for a friend. Then, this morning after church, we headed over to Grandpa's house! =) This was the first Easter without Grandma, so I decided to make a sunflower cake in a way to kind of dedicate it to Grandma. Sunflowers were her absolute favorite flowers in the world. =) It was so easy to make and it was a hit!! I am definitely proud of my Grandpa! He is doing so good! I just love my family. They are awesome! Here are the steps to making the sunflower cake!! =D I hope you all had the most AMAZING Easter day with families and friends!! Enjoy the cake!

The ingredients you will need:
Make the cakes like it says to on the box:
Split into either two 8" pans, or two 9" pans (I did 8")
We were supposed to cool immediately, so, I sat them outside for a while... =)
After they are cool, start putting frosting on the cakes!!
After, you frost the first layer, stack the other cake on top,
Then, pile the frosting onto that one to make sure you cover both of the cakes really well
Put the peeps around the edges so they are touching (mine took about 2 packages of peeps) Also, don't put these on until you are almost to the event
Then, put the chocolate chips into a bowl, or something to make it better to grab them with! (optional) I just used the peeps box.
Now is the part that takes the longest... Cover the top of the cake with the chips to make it look like seeds

It takes quite sometime, but there was a good movie on tv, so it worked great. =)
The cake and the inspiration in the back =)
There you go! A sunflower cake for any occasion!

What you’ll need:

1 box cake mix {flavor of your choice, plus ingredients to make cake}
2 containers of chocolate frosting
chocolate chips {enough to fill center of cake, I used a combination of regular sized and mini chocolate chips}
2 packages of yellow peeps

What to do:
1. Bake cake{s} according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

2. Place bottom layer onto serving tray, spread a layer of icing on top. Top with second layer of cake. Continue icing until cake is complete.

3. Arrange peeps around the edge of the bottom layer. Place chocolate chips in center in circular pattern.

"For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him." - Romans 6:9

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A great great weekend. =)

This past weekend was super duper amazingly fantastic! =) It started on Friday morning around 5:15 in the morning (which is odd, because I soooo do not do mornings) but, it was good and I was in a good mood because I was on my way to Kansas City to pick my sister up from the airport! She hasn't been home since she moved to Nashville in January! I was talking about it all week and I was so excited! So, I got to spend the WHOLE day with her and I didn't have to share her with anyone! =) It was awesome. Well, I shared her for a couple minutes with a few people, but other than that, it was all me. =) Then, I came home around 6 on Friday night and we got ready for our moustache party here at the 901. Yep, you read correctly. I said a moustache party. What is it you ask? Oh, it was just a few hours of pure awesome. =) We have been wanting to have a party/excuse to get a lot of people together for a long time, so about a month and a half ago, we planned on having a moustache party! It is a fun, unique idea and I honestly recommend it to anyone! That started at 8 and we had pictures of famous people with famous moustaches, cupcakes with moustaches on them, a picture frame for great picture taking fun, and prizes for best moustache! It was so much fun! (Pictures below.) I definitely think that another should happen, if it will, I don't know, but a girl can dream, right? =) Then, I worked on Saturday and Sunday and then on Sunday night was the auction for Christian Challenge to raise money for the FOCUS teams this summer. It is always amazing how awesome God is. I will never stop being amazed. =) This years goal was to raise $4500 and our final count was $13,140. God is so incredibly amazing! To amazing for words!! It was an awesome time of community and just a great time to (once again) prove Gods faithfulness in these situations. =) So, I hope that all of you had an amazing weekend and that you are loving this amazing weather God has given us! Now, enjoy pictures from party!

We had quite a buffet...
The cupcakes had moustaches!
Those of us from the worship team that came
Shannon even showed up! =D
love my twin. =)
Oh my. That is all I can say for both pictures.
2 of my amazing roommates. =)
George won first and Jared and Grant (the creeps) won 2nd =)
=) =) =)
I am blessed with amazing friends.
The girls of the 901 minus Rachy Rach
Another one of the worship team peeps.
The girls representing the Amish Hippies!
He couldn't find his facial hair...
Love her. =)
Hope you have enjoyed them!! =)

I hope you have a superb day!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Randomness =)

I am SERIOUSLY loving my new camera. =) Soooo, todays post will be just random pictures. =) I hope you are enjoying this amazingly beautiful spring day!!!