Red Velvet Cheesecake, YUM!! This has got to be my new favorite!! Not only does EVERYONE LOVE the combined together, it's QUICK and EASY!!
I use box cake mix- bake as directed on the box. BUT, I add 1/2 a package of Jello instant pudding, cheesecake flavor, it helps keep the cake moist and also makes it a little heavier.
I cut make round in half with my cake leveler (gosh I love this thing!)
I take the top half off so I can start layering my frosting and cake...
Here's my TOP SECRET weapon. I found this by accident right next to the Philadelphia Cream Cheese- GASP - "Ready to Eat" ?!?!??!!
So I separate it into 3 sections for my 3 layers. (I also put this into the freezer for 30 minutes prior to use so it would be firm enough to keep a thick layer and thin enough to spread)
No need to worry about crumbs in the layers. Just keep it about 1/4 inch from the edge or it'll gush out the sides! I'm bad about creating a frosting wall FIRST (you pipe frosting at the edge of the cake to prevent the icing from gushing over the edge) I was short on time and lazy...I'm a bad example, I know...
Here's my layers and what the cake looks like before the crumb coating.
I didn't document my crumb coat or my frosting technique, sorry.
But here's the finished product!! I used chocolate fondant to make strips approximately 1 inch in width. I also used white fondant to make fun circles. I hand cut the letters out of fondant too, but there's GOT TO BE an easier solution. I have to find alphabet cutters!! What a quick and fun project!!
Who would have knew how many uses there were for GLAD Press'n Seal?? I've never actually purchased or used this before, but decided to copy a neighbor and use it as a temporary privacy window covering. We ordered shutters and lucky for us, our order lands over two major holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) which gets our installation date in early January. We've got windows EVERYWHERE in our new house and our next door neighbor can see into our living room window, as can the neighbors from the street... Our shutter company, unfortunately, didn't give us those temporary accordion shades, but some plastic that purely acts as a privacy covering- it prevents people from seeing through however doesn't do much with regards to blocking the sun from shining in. They only provided them for the bathrooms and master bedrooms [boo]. So much for the other 16 windows in the house... In comes Press'n Seal! It's sticky on one side and it easily sticks to the w
We've always wanted to have a small house party, but felt overwhelmed with just 5 people in the living room. In comes MY back yard project because I was tired of dust blowing into the house and staring at that ugly cinder block wall...not to mention that project that the previous owners started and never finished (see lower right hand corner of photo below). Eric took ownership of wanting to decorate and 'spruce up' our living room, making it feel really homey and welcoming. So MY project was the yard and my vision to make it less drab. Our yard is teeny-tiny and fits right in with our 3 bedroom, 1200 sq. ft. house. Our friend had a landscaper do their back yard and he came highly recommended, so we went with them without question. I wanted pavers, artificial grass and two trees/plants. The landscaper recommended plants that crawl on the wall in effort to sooth my Issue with the cinder blocks... I wasn't satisfied... So I hunted and surfed the web for
Happy New Year!! My Instant Pot doodle pages are a work in progress. I'm working on a few more and trying to get all the handy tips and tricks and what the @#$% is this problems into a doodle format! I'm trying to hurry but we have lots going on with the last of our family visiting from the holidays leaving this week. I'm trying to take care of our rental unit and find new tenants and of course, keeping the toddler princess occupied and happy. All the while, trying to have dinner on the table for us after a long day!! I will be selling this on Etsy, however I promise to keep it affordable! So, it's coming, I just don't have a defined timeline. Thanks for your patience and understanding