New Year

Funfetti Cake

I will be the first to say that funfetti is not my friend. I was attempting to recreate a cake that the cutest cafe, KBC makes. If you are ever in Dothan, you need to check it out! I wanted this to be raw and do-able for the person who doesn't have all the supplies, but my cake doesn't hold a candle to theirs! Regardless, it was still fun to make. Happy New Year!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Boxes, Funfetti Cake Mix (Follow this recipe, you will need vegetable oil, eggs, and water)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • 7 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 7 Cups of Confectioners Sugar 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt 
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla 
  • 1.5 Cups of Butter, Softened 

DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Bake funfetti mix according to directions. Be sure to grease pan and let cool thoroughly! 
  2.  In a medium bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cream and salt. Beat for 6 minutes, or until fluffy!
  3. Once the cakes have cooled, remove the dome top of each cake layer (3) by trimming off slowly with a knife. After you have removed the tops, then slice each cake layer in half. Be very careful that your cake layer does not break. 
  4. Place one layer on your cake plate and start to cover that layer with the frosting. You will use about a half cup on each layer (frosting portion is up to your discretion). Place next layer over that frosting and repeat until you have reached the top. 
  5. Cover the top with a small layer of frosting. Use remaining cake from trimming the dome to top the cake with a few crumbles. Scatter some sprinkles and you are ready! Enjoy!

 

Ringing In the New Year

We had such a wonderful time celebrating the New Year! On NYE we had a delicious dinner at our favorite spot in town, Gian Marco's and went on to play LCR and THINGS until the wee hours of the morning with some of our closest friends. It was such a wonderful night followed by a delicious meal with family the next day to cure the "cocktail flu".

My Mom puts these in my stocking every year since I started college! It has become a tradition and we love toasting the New Year with them.

My Mom puts these in my stocking every year since I started college! It has become a tradition and we love toasting the New Year with them.

 I love making a New Years Day food just like my Grandmother does. Everyone needs luck and money in the new year so pile on black eyed peas and greens. I myself enjoy some carbs and would eat bread with every meal if I could. I found a rosemary roll recipe by The Pioneer Woman that has been a hit at my house lately. If you are having bread with a meal soon this is the way to go. So easy and delicious! It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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Pioneer Woman's Buttered Rosemary Rolls

  • Frozen, Unbaked Dinner Rolls

  • Melted Butter, Regular, Salted

  • Fresh Rosemary, Coarsely Chopped

  • Coarse Sea Salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

Spray a small iron skillet with cooking spray (or coat with olive oil). Place frozen rolls in the skillet, leaving plenty of room for rising. Cover and allow to rise for several hours.

After rising, brush rolls with melted butter.

Sprinkle on chopped rosemary. Brush with additional butter. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
Bake according to roll package directions (usually 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes), until rolls are a deep golden brown on top.