Hi! It’s been a rough couple months. New job for Wifey, The second cat doing her best to off herself(are we really that terrible as pet-oweners?), kid sick, I’m sick, daycare lady is sick. Phew! It’s been a hassle. I’ve got a couple things to show, but I’ll start off with this transcript of how Vengelet sees herself:
Wifey: “Vengelet, how old are you? Vengelet: “Um.” Wifey: “You’re two! Vengelet, how old are you?” Vengelt (thinking): “I six.” Wifey: “No! You’re two.” Vengelet: “I nine.”
I got more coming this afternoon! Stay tuned!
Did you ever read “Where the Red Fern Grows”? Currently trying to prevent Zoe from going all “Little Anne” on us. The dummy ate a spool of thread.
The Golden Beast lives! In cake form at least. It’s rough, I’ll admit, but I only had a couple hours. Great cars will always live on in the memories of those who loved them.
Vengelet, inquisitively: My some dis? Me: No, sorry you can’t have any of this. You don’t have enough teeth for this. Vengelet, reassuringly: My some dis. Me: Nope, sorry, you’re too little. Vengelet, thinking hard: ….My hold bucket? Me: Ha, no, nice try. Vengelet, patting me on the arm, helpfully: My hold bucket, Dada.
NO DICE VENGELET!
This one is very late. Vengelet turned 2 in June, and this was her cake. In our house, EVERYTHING is Veggie Tales. “Where my veggies?” “Watch Veggie Tales?” “Missa Unt! Missa Nezzah!” Seriously. We bred a monster. But she loooooved this cake. And it turned out pretty well, I think.
The power of imagination at work. The transcript is provided for those who don’t speak toddler. For the curious, Coco is Vengelet’s favorite stuffed animal.
"Coco? Coco? Coco? Hello? Hello! Hello? Hello! Who’s there? It’s a snake! HISSSSSS!!! A snake! A snake! A snake! A snake! I snake! I snake! I snake! I snake!
And then it got a little too real…
Don’t lie, she’s too cute. She should be a controlled substance.
Cupcake Club was last night. Best Man Michael has moved out to become Hollywood Michael, so we had an opening for our 4th member. Sisterling stepped in, and proved a very capable addition. This month’s challenge was a literary-inspired cupcake. Currently, I’m rereading Game of Thrones(in the hopes that maybe by the time I finish the series again, the next book will be out). The Dothraki are primarily only in the first book, and that’s a little surprising. They are such a huge powerful element to the series, and they basically just fade away. Maybe they’ll show up later and cause trouble? We’ll see. But anyway. The Dothraki are bad dudes. If you’re a fan of the series, it feels like they get glamorized, primarily because they’re seen as Dany’s people. We’re all affronted at the atrocities that Gregor Clegane commits, but the Dothraki do the same thing all the time, and they get away with it? It’s odd. I’m off-topic.
These cupcakes? Dothraki Screamers. Aptly named. These cupcakes will kick you in the teeth, just like the horse lords. They’re apple spice cupcakes with caramel frosting, and they are AWESOME. The frosting alone will make want to be a blood-rider(I’m literary). Also, I put some more home-made caramel sauce(molten gold) on top(Crown for Cart King!) and covered with some Moon of my Life and Sun and Star Sprinkles. Also, there is a white chocolate horse heart inside, to give you added strength. Fun fact, the hearts melted and looked all jellified when you bit into them, and it was disgustingly awesome.
DOTHRAKI SCREAMERS! GAME OF THRONES! I’m pretty proud of them.
Oh, ho ho. S’mores Brownie Pie. You guys are in for it. Wifey suggested I do something not cake-related, and this fit the bill perfectly. This was so unbelievably rich. And the marshmallows on top? Beautiful. I mean come on, that’s just hot. The one change I’d make would be to put more butter in the crust, as the grahams were a little loose and got a bit messy. But hey, s’mores are supposed to be messy, right? Right. Bang. Justified.
These are Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, and they are DAMN delicious. I made one batch, they were consumed, more were demanded, so I made a second batch. I used mini rolos, because full sized rolos would need to be unwrapped, and NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!