I loaded the kids up into the car early in the morning and arrived just after 10 AM today (Saturday), and we stayed until almost 4 PM. I wanted to leave earlier, but they both said "Mom, we drove 2 hours to get here, we really should stay until we've done everything!" I love these kids.
There were awesome door prizes. We got a whole slew of awesome swag. I have some multiples, because they gave some to the kids, too.
|With a screen!|
The kids adored it. They are basically a pie crust, topped with pate a choux, topped with jelly and almonds. I mean, really. Delish. Make this.
|Self decorated cookies!|
We ate a wonderful lunch (and The Boy was astounded that I didn't pack lunch. This was a special occasion).
We had more samples.
Finally, we attended another demo by Dede Wilson, on her Cake Balls. She has a whole cookbook on cake balls from scratch - scratch cake, scratch binders (she used ganache!!). I kind of want it.
She showed us her techniques for crumbling the cake...
adding the binder .....
rolling the balls ....
dipping the balls .....
and decorating the balls.
I want to make myself some of these parchment cones - instead of using disposable pastry bags. Nice.
And I came home with all sorts of goodies to play with! I bought some sticky bun sugar (which I plan on using in granola bars) and some more self-rising flour to play with, too!
|Oh yeah, there was face painting, too!|