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Cake Raffle Time

It is time once again for the Annual school Cake Raffle.  It was actually held yesterday, but I didn’t get a chance to blog about it.  This year was by far the easiest one yet. I saw it in a magazine, showed it to J and that was what he wanted.

Cake Raffle

Last year, we had the mud and worm cake, the year before we had the palm trees by the beach and the first year we had the bug cake (which I still hear about from the lady who’s child one that one).

Normally, the cake raffle is held on the Friday before March Break, which is a significant time in the year for me meaning that we are almost done. Having it almost a month earlier was a little trying as now I wish we were on March Break.

Cake Raffle

To show you how easy this was to make, I can tell you how in just a few brief steps. I cheated this year and used a cake mix and store bought icing. I baked it in two circular pans, frosted between the layers and then cut out the swimming pool. Then I iced the rest. Instead of making the jello in the cake like I did two years ago, I cheated again and bought premade jello (this was J’s idea actually) and then just mixed it up and scooped it into the hole I made for the pool. I then decorated the cake with candies that J asked for. All in all it took me very little time.

Cake Raffle

You cold make this for a birthday party or really, just for fun.  J was disappointed he didn’t come home with a cake again yesterday, but I keep telling him we can always make another one.

Categories: Recipes, School

Apple Dip

Apple Dip

1 pkg Cream Cheese

1/4c Brown Sugar

1/2c Powdered Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

Crushed Scor Pieces

Mix together first four ingredients with a hand blender. Stir in Skor pieces.

I made this last night for Book Club and it was such a hit that I thought I would share it with you all.  Enjoy!

Categories: Food, Photography, Recipes

Cake Raffle Time

As sure as it is March Break, it also means Cake Raffle time at J’s school.  The last two years saw me slaving over intricate details and making beaches and bugs.  This year was the easiest cake possible.

I made a white cake from scratch.

Used some ready-made frosting.

Sprinkled some ground cookie crumbs for dirt and added the final touch of worms and frogs.

That was it!

Hopefully next year we will be back to funky and fun, but I was more than happy to take it easy this year.  It gained many tickets from J’s buddies in his class, but in the end I have no idea who went home with it.

Categories: Recipes, School