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Birthday Girl Bento

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow is my daughter's 6th birthday and I am a *terrible* mother because I did not make her any cupcakes to take to school.  She kinda gets the short end of the stick when it comes to her birthday since it always falls on either the first or second week of school.  I would feel really bad about sending cupcakes to school during the first week and don't want to get on the teacher's bad side by being "that" parent.  Not to mention all the rules that go along with sending cupca...

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My Bento Girl

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

My 1st Grade Bento Princess



XOXO,

Proud Momma Rachel


Apple for the Teacher

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Second day of school bento:


Contents:

 

  • "Apple" - Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwich sprayed with Wilton Green Food Mist.  
  • "Apple Stem" - Slim Jim 
  • "Chalkboard" - fruit leather folded in half.  I piped the ABC and 123 using cream cheese
  • "Chalk Stic...
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Back to School!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Back to School means back to Bento making in our house.  I've been looking forward to the first week of school so I can create some fun lunches for my princess.  Here is her first day of school bento:



Contents:

 

  • Peanut butter and nutella sandwich.  
  • Colby Jack cheese cut in th...
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Bento Favorites

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a new favorite tool to make Bentos with:  Wilton Color Mist food spray.  It's food safe and you can color so many things with it, not just cakes and cookies: bread, cheese, crackers, chips, pastas, potatos, etc.  I originally bought some for a cake I was making a long time ago and I completely forgot about it until I recently cleaned out my cake supply cabinent.  I decided to give it a try on some potato chips and the color held really well without sogging out the c...

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Pinkalicious Bento

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 8, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is another Bento we made for camp.  It is our Pinkalicious themed Bento:

Contents:

  • Butterfly Sandwich - Filled with PB and Nutella, sprayed with pink Wilton Food Mist food color, topped with a few flower sprinkles and sugar pearls.
  • Chocolate Heart - milk chocolate hand made from Edi's Chocolate Shop
  • Edamam...

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Go Team USA!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on August 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

My 5 year old has been at a different camp every week this summer.  The last 2 weeks she has been at the Daugherty Arts Center camp.  She has been bringing home the neatest projects and it't really opened up her creativity.  We've been making Bento lunches during camp and I wanted to share a few of them with you over the next couple of days (ok weeks by the time I get around to posting them):  


Here is the Olympic themed Bento:

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When life gives you lemons....

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on June 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Every year I help the kids run a cupcake and lemonade stand in the spring before it gets too hot.  They seem to be increasing their profits more and more every year, so I decided to make the lemonade stand a lesson in business and entrepreneurship.  I'm a little OCD to say the least, here is our first Board of Directors meeting agenda:

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Sangria is not for Sissys

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on June 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Last March, I hosted my neighborhood 'Ladies Night In'.  I made a giant batch of Sangria for the party and I really thought we would have some leftover, but we finished off the entire container which was double the recipe below.  I had a Kindergarten field trip the next day to San Marcos and 3 of us Kinder-Mommas were really hurting on the drive down there (I think it was the anti-gravity house that really did us in though!).  Check out the recipe and you can see why...

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Congratulations Justin and Haylie!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on June 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I was absolutely honored to not only make Justin and Haylie's wedding cake but have the opportunity to attend the wedding as well.  Although they live 2 doors down from me, we didn't necessarily start out on the right foot.  Haylie's sweet cocker spaniel, Tucker, (who is blind) accidentally got out and was chasing one of my kids.  I got upset, slammed the door , and am embarrassed to admit this but I screamed some obscenities at her.  I'm not the kind of person to think be...

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You're FIRED!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on June 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Delivery is the absolute worst part of my job.  I am a nervous wreck when I have to move my cakes from the safe spot on my kitchen table into the tumultuous outside world.  I map my routes finding the flattest roads with the least amount of potholes.  I drive 25 mph MAX with my hazards on the whole entire way.  Most wedding venues require you to use the service entrance when delivering cakes.  Service entrances aren't really designed to help the vendors and usually th...

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Best Holiday Cake EVER!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

If you know anything about the Roth's, you'll know that we like love tequila.  I've had several requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe again this year so I'll post it here.  Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year!

TEQUILA CHRISTMAS CAKE

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 4 l...
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Christmas Bentos

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Gingerbreadman Bento

  

Contents:

  • Gingerbreadman Sandwich - peanut butter and honey cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. I used Nutella in a piping bag for the buttons, ...
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Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I made this Sparkling Pomegranate Punch for my step-daughter's Spa Party and it was such a hit, I wanted to share it with you.  We made a non-alcoholic version for the party but it would be excellent with some champange mixed in.  YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1L) bottle Central Market Pomegranate Italian Soda (if you haven't tried this stuff, you should, it's delicious!)  It looks like this:

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How to Throw an AMAZING Spa Party

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 15, 2011 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (5)

 

Having three girls in the house qualifies me as an expert on the following subjects:  glitter, Disney Princesses, flowers, and girly parties.  A few weekends ago I threw my step-daughter, who was turning 10, a Spa Party.  I ordered the paper goods from JCBabyCakes on Etsy.  Her work is amazing!  I really love the whimsical look of her designs.  There is just something so sweet and young about them that I just adore!  C...

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Halloween Bento

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Here's the Halloween themed Bento I packed for my Kinder-princess

Contents:

  • PB&J (cut with a ghost cookie cutter)
  • mini chocolate chip eyes
  • carrots (with a umbrella pick)
  • grapes cut in half (with ring picks)
  • turkey flower rollups (with a mini little bear fork)
  • broccoli...
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Halloween non-sweets

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Halloween is chalked full of sweet stuff.  Every party has a bazillion different types of cakes and cookies and hardly anything savory.  Here's an idea to add to your Halloween holiday spread:

5 layer upside down dip:

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 16 oz container of sour cream, reserve about 1/4 cup  for the spiderweb on top
  • 1 large can Rotel, drained
  • 3 large avocados smashed (add lime and salt)
  • 1 bag ...
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Bento Discovery

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 16, 2011 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

My daughter is a really picky eater.  She started Kindergarten this year and I was worried about having to pack a lunch for her everyday.  We started going to daycare about a month before school started to make a smooth transition from home to Kinder.  My daycare tuition included a hot lunch but I wasn't very happy with the menu and I knew if she didn't eat what they were serving she would starve all day.  So I started packing her a sack lunch with the basic PB&J, chip...

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Congrats to Erica and John!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 14, 2011 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

I was thrilled to find out that one of my best friend's was engaged.  As a cake baker, the first thing I (selfishly) said after "Congratulations" was "Can I make your wedding cake?".  I was so excited thinking about all the wonderful things I could create for her and didn't even hear her say that they were going to do a destination wedding.  Well $hit, I thought, guess I won't be making anything too elaborate since I'd be traveling to Mexico with cake pans and icing tips in my ...

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