August 15, 2009
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The mummies are simply, basic strips of frosting piped on with a flat tip. The sugar eyes are something I’ve been looking for. The blog suggests to can find them in white, as well as multi color and jumbo size at Bake it Pretty. I am not a soymilk lover in baking ssssssoooooo I will probably use whole milk or at least 2% organic.
In the meantime, if you see canned pumpkin, stock up. Believe it or not, there is a world shortage this year. Make sure you have plenty to make it through all the holidays until the supply is back to normal. I was in Costco Saturday and it looks like they have increased the size of their pumpkin pies for the season. Go figure. Yum!
Makes 1 dozen cupcakes.
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup soymilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon each ground cloves, nutmeg, and ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into tablespoons
Preheat oven to 350?F. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, soymilk, and vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Gently whisk by hand until just combined, don’t use an electric mixer or overmix the batter as it may become too gummy. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.Fill liners with 1/4 cup batter (cups should be approximately 2/3 full). Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.
Silver rectangular place card, 2" x 3", packaged in a black box with PVC lid.
On Sale for $1.25Abstract "Squares" Glass Plate
This beautiful square deco platter 7.5" x 7.5", comes in a corrugated white box.
On Sale for $3.00
Heart Shaped Cup and Saucer
This very cute porcelain heart-shaped espresso cup and saucer comes as a set of two. It is packaged in a stylish rectangular brown box.
Size: 90 ml (3 oz)
On Sale for $4.00
Chartreuse Leaf Plates
This lovely set of two small chartreuse leaf plates comes delivered in a black box with PVC lid.
Size: 11"L x 6"W
On Sale for $3.25
This lovely set of two large chartreuse leaf plates comes delivered in a black box with PVC lid.
Size: 14"L x 7"W
On Sale for $5.00
$12.99 Sale Price $4.00
This unique favor, comes delivered in a yellow gift box.
4" X 2.5" in size
On Sale for $2.50
Of course, if these are not to your liking, you can always make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of your guests.
With This Ice Cream I Thee Wed
Blue Bell Creameries Introduces Groom’s Cake in May
Blue Bell's New Flavor - You'll Love it Enough to Marry it
BRENHAM, TEX. – Every wedding should be celebrated with a toss of the bouquet, a toast to the happy couple and a bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream… Blue Bell Groom’s Cake Ice Cream to be exact. The newest creation from “the little creamery” is sure to become a wedding tradition.
Groom’s Cake Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream with chocolate cake pieces and chocolate coated strawberry hearts, surrounded by swirls of strawberry sauce and chocolate icing.
“The inspiration for this flavor came from an actual groom’s cake I tasted at a family friend’s wedding,” said Brenda Valera, director of research and development at Blue Bell “It was so delicious, a chocolate cake with chocolate icing, a strawberry filling and chocolate coated strawberries on top. The flavors were perfect for an ice cream. ”
The tradition of a groom’s cake originated in the South, just like Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream. Many Southern weddings feature a cake for the bride, which is usually the larger, more grand creation with a groom’s cake displayed nearby.
“Our ice cream might just change the whole groom’s cake concept,” Valera added. “We have already had employees request it be served at their weddings in place of an actual cake. It’s a great-tasting flavor that you can enjoy at a wedding or at home for no special reason at all.”
Groom’s Cake Ice Cream will be available in May and can be found at Albertson’s, Fry’s, Basha’s, Super K-Mart, and Walmart.
For more information and ice cream recipes, visit Blue Bell online at www.bluebell.com.
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is proposing legislation that would ban all 421 firms including the nation's largest banks that received money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from hosting, sponsoring or paying for conferences, holiday parties and entertainment events.
I am copying an email directly from the ISES Newsletter
ISES Advocacy – Your Voice Matters!
As you are no doubt aware, our industry has recently been splashed all over the mainstream media. From the government's proposed regulations for the disposition of the second half of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), to corporate America's cutbacks on meetings, travel, conference participation and special events for both customers and employees, our industry has been unfairly maligned as extraneous, frivolous, and unnecessary as a core business strategy during recessionary times. ISES leaders have been working behind the scenes with our fellow industry associations to thoughtfully respond to each of these assertions. Now, we need your help to reinforce these responses in your local communities and to your elected officials. Go to the ISES Industry Advocacy page to see what you can do to help carry our industry's message forward.The actually proposed legislation is found at this link.