Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Delicious Things Come In Small Cakes!

Good Evening All!
Tonight I made my chocolate buttercream frosting to ice a small cake. I don't make it very often, but it's DELICIOUS!!!
If you have ever tried one of those wafer cookies, the ones that come with 3 flavors (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry), my chocolate buttercream tastes exactly like the cream in those chocolate wafer cookies! YUM!! They happen to be my favorite cookies, so the fact that I make a frosting that tastes just like it is AMAZING! :)
 That's right, I cleaned off both of the beaters when I was done making it. Haha! One time I made little frozen sandwich cookies by frosting graham crackers and freezing them. They were Awesome! But I have other plans for the leftover frosting from tonight, you will have to wait and see
 Here is the finished cake
It is a little 6" cake, Brianna's yummy chocolate cake! Nothing too fancy really. Excited to eat it!! But not yet :)
 While I was making the frosting and decorating the cake the kitties would not leave me alone. Haha! 
They are such silly babies
 Well, now that I'm in a sugar coma, I will lie back and finish watching Game of Thrones. 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your night! :)

Taylor Kay

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Birthday Cakes and Game of Thrones

Well, there's not much like getting pelted in the face with snow and ice. We are getting hit by a snow storm, though who knows how bad it's actually going to be. I'm hoping its not going to be as terrible as everyone thinks. But we'll see.

Anyways, yesterday I actually got internet in my apartment! I am all moved in to my new place in Marshfield, and I knew once I was here I would definitely want internet. So, here I sit comfortably on my own couch posting on my own laptop! Feels good. ;)
Now, to the point of my post, it was recently Bri's 25th birthday! The family put together a nice little get together party for her. And, of course, I made a cake!
I practiced how to make hibiscus flowers, because Bri likes Hawaiian flowers so I felt it fitting to put them on a cake! :) I was very happy with how it turned out! The cake flavor is special too! It's a tropical mango cake with tropical mango frosting filling, frosted with my buttercream. Well, the whole family thought it was delicious! There was a lot of people, and had I known so many would be there I would have made it bigger. Haha! But it was a good size, just no leftovers ;)

So, now to decide what to do with the rest of my evening while I'm snowed in. Honestly what I should do is start one of my knitting projects, cuz I'm super far behind. With that in mind, I put in a TV show that I've already seen a bunch so there's some background noise. GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1! I recently finished re-watching season 5 in preparation for season 6 start. 


It's so interesting going back to watching season 1 after just finishing season 5... cuz everyone I like is ALIVE! It's refreshing!.. And kind of sad... cuz I know what's going to happen.. :( And then there's the characters who are rather unpleasant who have died but they are alive right now and you are reminded of just how much you really don't like them and are glad they died. HAHA! Hmm, yeah. And for the characters who are alive thru the whole thing, it's interesting to see how they've changed. For example, some of them started out a bit unlikable but now they are cool. 
Or vice versa
Game of Thrones has become one of my favorite TV shows. It is a very unique story. And the show is only 10 episodes per season, which is nice because they don't overkill. It's not a show for the faint of heart tho. There's quite a few "adult" scenes, especially in the first few seasons, and there's gore and violence. Watch at your own risk.
Anyways, this post wasn't supposed to turn into a Random Ramble about a TV show. Haha! Just kinda happened that way. But now I will actually go pick up my knitting bag and try to start that project now. 
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Taylor Kay

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Random Ramblings of a Movie Lover - Reign

Hello All!
So, I've caught the sickness that has been going around. I've been not feeling well for about a week now... I'm ready to be healthy again... 
But anyways, for today I wanted to talk about a "new-to-me" show that I've started watching. I'm sure plenty have heard of it, it's called Reign
I will try not to give any spoilers in this post in case you decide you want to watch it. But basically its about Mary Queen of Scotland, and all the politics of royalty such as being engaged to the future king of France, Francis, and all that drama. Usually I don't like drama shows, but I really do enjoy this one! I am only about half way thru the first season, there are 2 on Netflix and season 3 I believe is on TV right now.
Funny thing, I was trying to figure out why I recognized Queen Catherine (the lady on the right), turns out she is the actress who played Anne of Green Gables in those movies made in the 90's-ish. I LOVED THOSE MOVIES!!! :)
Anyways, I think another reason I like the show is cuz of all the neat dresses they wear and stuff. It's set in the 1800s I believe.
I am totally #Team Frary!
Of course, being a drama, there are 2 guys for the girl to choose (so far, who knows, there could be more). But I totally ship Mary and Francis!! :) It's not going to be much of a spoiler saying she spent some time with another person cuz honestly it's to be expected. And he was nice, I like him as a character, but not for her. 
So yes, there's the show I'm watching! Caution, there are some scenes that are not suitable for children. It takes place in France, so keep that in mind. Haha! They all love each other. ;) Give the show a try if you would like! I give it about 3.5 stars :)
Well, enjoy the rest of your evening!

Taylor Kay