Once upon a time...
There was an incredibly beautiful young girl named
She wanted a fairy tale ending. A fairy tale that came complete with one handsome prince and one comfortable cottage (she was willing to wait for the castle to come) that would be absolutely brimming full of babies.
And guess what? Our fair maiden got exactly what she asked for: a fairy tale ending.
Only problem is she didn't realize "ending" really meant "beginning".
Who knew there was a big fat AFTER to the Happily Ever After?
Some days that "after" part can get a little intense and our fair maiden tries to remember exactly what she had in mind for herself those many years ago. She felt quite certain she had been destined to be a skinny, saucy, stellar housekeeper, wife, and mother.
Like any good story, you can trust that our maiden/heroine will continue to persevere and reach for her fairy tale ENDING.
But some days, she likes to just sit in her cluttered, chaotic cottage and reminisce about those good ol' days of romance and peace and quiet and pumpkin carriages. And on those days she says, "Ahhh, forget it! Let's eat cake!"
All the credit for this idea goes to Mormon Mommy Blogs, but I just had to give it a try. Look how fun it is! And who cares if Thanksgiving is over?
For this recipe/craft/centerpiece you will need:
-2 cake mixes (pick your favorite flavor!)
-supplies to make cake mixes (eggs, water, oil)
-2 bundt pans
-frosting (you could make your own or buy the pre-made stuff)
-an ice cream cone
Mix up both cake mixes. Let your
Pour one cake mix batter in each bundt pan and bake according to box directions.
Allow cakes to cool completely before decorating. Mix up some orange frosting.
Cut the tops (or are those the bottoms?) off of each bundt cake making sure they are level.
Smear some frosting on one cake to create a "glue".
Stack and match up cakes.
Carefully spread frosting over entire pumpkin cake. (In hindsight I may not have used such a dark cake mix that can "peek through" and I would have tried to make my frosting a much more brilliant orange.)
Place cake on a decorative cake plate. I don't have a cake plate so I just used an upside down decorative leaf plate. Prop an ice cream cone in the center as the stem. I dampened the ice cream cone and sprinkled green crystal sprinkles on it. I added some fake green leaves I had from another project.
...And they ate happily ever after!