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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marie Antoinette’s Head Strong Easy Cake Recipes

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At my last Glamping adventure, I was a clue stop in “Toby’s Treasure Hunt”.  A group of marauding pirates of all ages have an entire private campground to them and are led by a fierce Pirate Captain along a uniquely designed treasure hunt, with skits and clues to figure out at each stop along the way.

I was Marie Antoinette at one of the big foodie stops.  Marie said, “LET THEM EAT CAKE”, as they arrived.  Standing very nearby was the Executioner with an axe.  When the crowd yelled, “Off with her head,” Marie would say, “NO HEAD, NO CLUE.” If they didn’t hear the clue, no pirate would get the treasure for guessing the answer.
 
I wore this Bitchin' Tranny Wig - That I Love!

I had a beautiful table fit for a queen, 17th Century French Music soundtrack playing, a punch bowl of white champagne punch and small sample sizes of the following cakes:

1)   Dark Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake w/ Nutella Buttercream Frosting
2)   Golden Rum Cake
3)   Lemon No Bake Cheesecake w/Blueberries
4)   Red Velvet Cake w/Cherries & Cream Cheese Frosting

Samples of beautiful cake, perfect for everyone to try a little of EVERYTHING.

I made the cakes ahead of time and kept them very cold and then sliced them up at camp.  I used box cake mixes and have found some amazing ways to fluff up a standard box cake mix to make it GREAT!

INGREDIENTS: 
Any standard box of cake mix
3 eggs – (add an extra egg – that is 4 eggs total)
1-box of instant pudding (any flavor that goes with the cake flavor)
1/3 cup oil (substitute melted butter instead)
1 cup water (substitutes: coffee, rum, tequila, milk, or juice instead)


PREPARATION:
Combine all of the ingredients and bake as box instructions say.  One thing that I like to do before I frost the cake is sprinkle a little Orange Liqueur or Rum over the sponge cake.  It gives it a grown up appeal. 

I still make Butter cream frosting's from scratch, just not the sponge cake part.  WAY EASIER. 

FLUFF UP YOUR BOX CAKE MIXES 
NO ONE CAN TELL 
YOU DIDN’T MAKE IT FROM SCRATCH.

I'm getting mileage out of the costume...
Marie will be making an encore 
this Halloween Weekend 
at a party near you! 




She let them eat lots of Rum Cake!


And she almost lost her head...

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