This is a reblog from: https://crazy8cakedecorating.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/our-favorite-buttercream-frosting-recipe/
Our Favorite Buttercream Frosting Recipe
on January 24, 2015
We love to use buttercream frosting to decorate. We have tried other cake decorating options but always fall back on the tried and true Buttercream Frosting. This is the recipe we have used for 22 years and except for the occasional flavoring addition it has not changed.
This recipe works wonderfully right from the bowl for frosting a cake with a smooth top coat. Refrigerate it for a little while and it is perfect for using in a decorator bag.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe*
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
- 2 tablespoons… View the rest of this post
This is a reblog from: https://crazy8genealogy.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/i-love-cemeteries/
I Love Cemeteries
Recently I was able to take time and visit the gravesites of some of my relatives. My mom came with me. It was a beautiful day and we only had to call my grandmother once to ask her how to find a headstone.
Here is the headstone we were searching for… (I have blotted out the last name for privacy)
I have always loved cemeteries. As a young child my grandmother would take me with her on her regular “neatings” of the headstones. She had this special container she brought that contained: a watering can, trowel, tiny rake, gardening gloves, and grocery bags for trash. On special occasion she also brought flowers to plant or greenery to add.
I believe spending time with my grandmother in the cemeteries when I was young is the reason I enjoy them so much now.
Another beautiful stone.. Love the… View the rest of this post