Monday, Monday….you once again have come too soon. But I have a good feeling this week is going to be a GREAT week 😀
Yesterday was spent doing LOTS of wedding stuff…and by lots I mean the ENTIRE living room floor was FILLED with wedding stuff. It took me a good 30 minutes just to clean up! We have decided to change a few things- one of them being the favors. We were going to do wine stoppers for everyone, but have changed our minds. I’m going to be making the favors (along with my Mom, Aunt & sister) instead of getting the wine stoppers. We are still going to be incorporating the wine stoppers, but in the welcome bags for our guest from out of town, instead of as favors.
I can’t wait to tell you about the favors, because I’m such a cheeseball & came up with a slogan to include on each of them. Just wait…I’m sure you will want to laugh at me…and that’s ok 😉
We are also not doing the traditional numbers for the tables. Instead we are going to use a picture of something about us at each of the tables. Then people will just match up their picture to the picture on the table 🙂 I promise to have pictures to make this a bit easier to understand! I just want to show my Mom in person first- which will be this upcoming weekend.
Anyways, since we did have a special guest this weekend, I also had to make him a special dessert 🙂 Since I do not cook desserts for Craig & I since we really doing like keeping sweets in the house, I always use that as a time to make a dessert that I have been eyeing for a while! This one happened to be one that I found on Julie’s blog. She made Grasshopper cupcakes! Instead of cupcakes I made a cake.
I copied her recipe exactly! & I also used her recipe for Mint Buttercream Frosting <—-how good does that just SOUND?!
Like Julie, I used the Dunkin Hines Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix. I followed the instructions on the box, except that I used egg whites instead of eggs. I also made two 8 x 8 cakes- one for dessert for Saturday night & then one for me to bring into my work today for my boss’ birthday!
The Mint Buttercream icing is the BOMB! No joke, I could NOT get my fingers out of the bowl. I was in fear that I might not have enough for the cakes! 🙂
This recipe is also from Julie’s blog! I just copy & pasted it here.
Mint Buttercream Icing
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks)
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk (I used 2 percent)
- 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (add little by little until you get the level of mint flavor you desire)
- 2 drops green food coloring
- Beat butter for about two minutes, or until creamy
- Add 4 c. powdered sugar, milk, food coloring and peppermint extract and beat until combines
- Beat in additional cup of powdered sugar
All three of us could not stop saying HOW GOOD this cake was!! I can’t believe I had never had grasshopper cake. Even Craig was like, ya of course I’ve heard of grasshopper cake! This was shocking coming from the guy that never cooks..I felt like I was missing out on something. I sure was missing out- this is definitely a keeper!! I can’t wait to have more guests to feed them this cake! 🙂
Well, I’m off- gotta get some work done on this Monday morning. Hope that you have a wonderful day!
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