My oldest daughter, Sarah, turned 10 this week. With the confusion of starting a new school year, we opted for a quiet birthday with a couple of good friends. We chose to have a peg doll party. What is that?? We took old cloths pegs and made dolls with them. It was great fun. First we helped them by drawing faces. Then the girls pained on hair with acrylic paints. Then the girls chose fabrics from my scrap bag to make their dresses. We hot glued these in place. Here are the creators. Anne, Sarah, Caroline, Olivia, Hannah, and Natalie. The creations. I know it is blurry but it was the best of the lot. No one could hold still. The Cake We tried to make mushrooms but got gooey blobs instead. The idea came from Martha Stewart, but I am SO NOT Martha! I will share the frosting recipe though. It is like crack on just about anything. Holy cow! we were ready to lick our kids faces it tasted so good! Butter Glaze 2 3/4 sticks butter (11 oz) (I always use salted, it tastes better) 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp milk 3 pounds powdered sugar (sift it!! ask me how I know!) Melt the butter over medium heat until good and bubbly. I found that this cooks off any funky flavor in your butter (if you happen to have that). Stir in the milk. 2. Whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thickened but still pourable and so there are no more lumps. (about 4-5 minutes) USE IMMEDIATELY!!
You can ladle this over cookies, cakes, whatever. Place them on a rack over wax paper to catch the drips.
Little mister JEB sat down on his Lard bucket to enjoy some tasty crunchings and munchings.