Merry Merry Christmas!!

What's Christmas without a turkey on the table? This is my first EVER turkey. My cousin told me the secret to a moist turkey is bacon so I decided to give it a try. I'm a true believer now!! Slow cooking and bacon is definitely the way to go.

Anyway, wishing everyone in foodie world a very merry Christmas and a happy, happy new year!!! Eat well and drink lots for the new year.

Fabulous Give-Away!!

I'm so excited!! Screamin' Mama is hosting a contest. is a fantastic online Canadian coupon and discount site. They have been so generous and have offered up a $50 Walmart Giftcard to one of my loyal followers!

What a perfect gift just before Christmas! So if you are a Canadian and would love to win the $50 giftcard then hurry on over and enter. The contest will last for two weeks and will end on Tuesday, December 21st at noon.

Good luck and happy happy holidays!!

Who Who's Birthday? - Owl Cupcakes

It's another birthday for my daughter and son born one week apart. They always get ripped off because they have to share their birthday parties. I'm lucky because I only have to prepare once. It's getting hard to think of new ideas for their birthday cakes since Dora and Power Rangers are too baby for them now.

Luckily my sister gave me "Hello, Cupcake!" by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson as a thank you gift one time after making her daughter's cake. I browsed quickly through it to get some ideas and picked one of the easier ones this time

Owl Cupcakes
These cupcakes were quite simple to make.


Chocolate Cake Mix
Chocolate Canned Icing
Oreo cookies
Yellow Smarties
Heart shaped sprinkles

Microwave the Oreo cookies for 15 second to soften the creme to make it easier to separate. Cut the Oreo cookie side without creme with a serrated knife into thirds. Using the rounded edges for the ears.

Frost the cupcakes thinly with icing. Place the Oreo cookies with creme for the eyes and the Oreo cookie thirds for the ears on the cupcakes. Ice feathers for the ears and around the eyes. Place Smartie sideways for the beak. The book uses brown Smarties for the eyes but since I didn't have enough I just iced eyes with the brown icing and found some heart shaped sprinkle to place in the middle. Voila!

I made a one layer cake and placed the cupcakes around. Here is the final product.