Jan
20

Party of 5

Posted by sol in designer


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Jan
18

from my brain to my hands in 2 months.

Posted by sol in designer

 


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Jan
11

Party!

Posted by sol in my sons are smarter than me

With 17 kids, it has to be, non?

 

 

 

 


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Jan
11

Robot cake

Posted by sol in craftulence, cuisine or at least food on the plate, my sons are smarter than me

Let’s cut to the chase:

Bake a LARGE sheet cake.

I used the biggest roasting pan that I could fit in my oven. I also measured the inside of my fridge and I cut a board just as big, to keep the cake cold until serving it and I wrapped it in freezer paper.

I used Nick Malgieri’s recipe for a Whipped Cream Cake from this book.  It was a very good choice because it’s moist and dense at the same time, and very easy to maneuver, slice and put together.

Cut one large rectangle, around 14″ x 10″ for the body and another one 12″ x 5″ for the head.

With the rest, cut out arms and feet (or wheels or what have you). Keep the edges for breakfast.

I sliced the pieces in half and filled with chocolate ganache.

Then I frosted the whole thing with slightly sweetened whipped cream. The letters are made of colored marzipan, and the decorations are mainly m&m’s and the eyes are licorice wheels.

I thought it was a cool cake, but I would have sworn that the kids wouldn’t eat it. Especially when I started slicing it and it felt hard as a brick. But…

It was really delicious! and the kids loved it. They all wanted slices with m&m’s (next time one could forgo all the trouble of making the shape and serving a round cake covered in them).

From now on this whipped cream cake with chocolate ganache and whipped cream will be my choice of birthday cake.


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Jan
8

5

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me

[PSA: My little tiny baby is 5 years old and I can barely believe it. If by chance you have a baby at 30 weeks that weighs less than two pounds and has brain bleeding and needs cardiac surgery, don't lose hope. It will be alright.

 

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Octonauts make him very very happy. And it took a lot of will power not to give him those books and toys I got in London in October right then. Yeah, I’m teaching us both delayed gratification.

 

 

He pulls the best faces, doesn’t he?


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Jan
3

toothy kids

Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me

Where’s my little baby gone?

 

Happiness

 


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