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Let’s have a Monster Bash!!

Halloween is for fun, fright, and food! I love getting to bake and create amazing meals, snacks, and treats to spook and delight my family. This year we are planning a Halloween Monster Bash to celebrate Halloween and my youngest’s birthday (his birthday actually falls the week after Halloween but he ADORES Halloween so we celebrate then!) I get the privilege of creating an incredible birthday cake that is Halloween themed. We are planning a Monster Bash so I want to continue with the monster theme and create a monster cake.

I scoured Pinterest for incredible ideas and came up with this fun and simple design from The Cake Blog. This Monster design features frightening monster eyes on a plain white iced cake. It is so simple, and so perfect I cannot wait to bake it. My son was so excited he wanted me to do a test bake just so he could eat it twice! We didn’t do that, but we did decide that we would put a fun gel in the center of the cake to make it more ghoulish and monster-like. We plan to make white cake with that we have died green, with lemon jelly as the filling. My son thinks it will be perfect for his party.

The fun of cakes is how much you can change and still achieve the same aesthetic. While we are changing the inside of the cake to fit our purpose the outer part of the cake will remain the same as The Cake Blog’s original vision.

Ice-Cream Cookie Cone: Summer Treats

Summer has officially started at our house. School is out! As a way to celebrate the last day of school we planned a whole day of fun at school, a field day. Each grade level was in charge of an event. Luckily I was in charge of dessert, because I did not want to be in charge of the water games or the races. Instead I enjoyed a nice cool afternoon in the shade with a very large tub of ice-cream and some really delicious cookie cones.

We found this fun recipe on Pinterest, Thank you Ashlee Marie for a fabulous and fairly simple recipe. We followed the recipe and tutorial and made the cones ahead of time to be ready for field day. Since the recipe only makes 8 cones and we had to have one for each kid in the classroom we had to triple the recipe. But the results were fabulous. We made sure we had plenty of ice-cream and we were ready to go.

Cookie cone

The kids were absolutely obsessed with these cones. They tastes amazing, they held up well, and they were just like eating chocolate chip cookies with our ice-cream — only better! They would make an excellent dessert at a party, summer barbecue, or just for one night after family-dinner. Be sure you check out Ashlee Marie for the full recipe and tutorial — including a video — and be sure to check out her other amazing ideas and recipes!

Boy friendly Valentine’s Ideas

February is almost here, and some of you may be getting ready for that day of love. Valentine’s Day can be hard for some boys. They want to participate but a lot of the valentines available are a little too cutesy for them to imagine giving out to their friends or class. That is why we try to give some boy-friendly valentine ideas every year. Because your boys shouldn’t be embarrassed to give out a token of friendship to the people in their lives.

Star Wars Pixie Stick Light Saber Printable: This fun printable is incredibly boy-friendly. Star Wars is a beloved movie, and you cannot go wrong with lightsabers. This simple printable is available from The Idea Room. Simply print the template, tape some pixie sticks to the page, and handout to friends! Simple, straightforward, sweet, and not too cutesy! Thank you to The Idea Room for such a  perfect valentine!  

Star Wars Valentine's ideas

Hot Wheels Valentine: This fun printable from Little Bit Funky is fun and sweet. For those boys that love to get and give candy this is a fun play on words. I am Wheely Glad we are friends is a safe and fin sentiment and it comes with candy! How can you go wrong? Thank you to Little Bit Funky for such a  perfect valentine!

Hot wheels valentine's ideas

Pokemon Valentine: I choose you! This fun tutorial available from Parenting Healthy is right on the ball for those Pokemon lovers. Simply follow their tutorial to create a Pokeball valentine and attach a pokemon card for fun. This will catch everyone’s heart. Thank you to  Parenting Healthy for such a  perfect valentine!

Pokemon Valentine's ideas