Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spray Mist Frosting Graduation Cake

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes!
Graduating season is in the air!  My daughter's friend Evelyn was graduating from high school, and they asked us to make a cake.  So I decided to make a rose cake.   Our  high school colors are blue and white and our mascot is a dinosaur, which by the way took second in the United States recently as the most popular mascot in a ESPN contest. Go Dinos! (We lost out to the Orphans... )

I didn't want to have an all white frosting so I used the Betty Crocker Color Mist.  I had never used it before, and I was really pleased!  It gave me the blue color that I wanted without loading the frosting with blue coloring.,  Such a fun tool for decorating.  I will use it in the future.  Using the mist, the glass cake stand was misted a beautiful blue.

I was a bit nervous spraying my cake with this, but I loved how it turned out
Then I dolled up the cake with non-edible things.
On another note, I recently celebrated a birthday, and my sister Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home gave me a blog makeover!  Thanks Jacqueline!  I love the new look!  Thans for your comments on it!  On my sidebar you can find a link to Linda, Life With Linda, who did the blog makeover.  She was wonderful to work with! 

On the Home Front

Hayley, Kristin, Tatianna, Talley
My daughters Tatianna and Talley with their cousins mugged for the camera in their nerd glasses at my nephew's missionary farewell.  He will be serving in the Washington D.C. North mission and leaves on a 2-year LDS mission on June 12.
Mack will be an awesome missionary!  He is earnest and honest in heart.

Thanks for your kind words.  I plan to be getting back to blogging soon.  Life throws twists and turns.  Recently, I was reminded how precious life is, and what a wonderful gift it is.  Hug your loved ones, and take time to enjoy them.
Thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes!


Lynn said...

The cake looks great Joni! I've never tried the color sprays, good to know they work well:@)

Bonnie said...

Happy Belated birthday Joni. Love the cake. The new mission president for the Washington DC north mission is from our area..Brother Cook. I also have two friends who just returned from there. Aren't sisters great? I love your new blog look. Glad to see you back posting.
I've missed you but hopes things are looking up.

Barbara F. said...

Love the new look, Joni. Linda is wonderful. Your rose cake is gorgeous! I am taking a little blogging break for the next couple of weeks, although I have to visit and comment when I can. I can't just stop cold turkey! xo

Beth said...

Your cake is just beautiful, Joni! Loved seeing pics of your children too. I remember Tati used to have a blog and that is how I found your blog. Sorry to hear that sadness has struck your family. May God ease your pain.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Joni, both the cake and the blog look fantastic!! There are better days ahead, and we will be here ;o) xo

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Joni! Been thinking about you. Love the new look of the blog. That red couch looks to be the perfect vantage point. '-)
Take care and know that you are in our thoughts. ~ Sarah

Jacqueline said...

The cake looks so pretty with the blue mist - prettier than if it were solid blue icing. I love your new blog header that Linda made - hope you get back to blogging soon!

Renée said...

Your cake looks great Joni and so does your blog. It's fun catching up with you and congratulations on your graduate and missionary!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Joni, I am happy to see this post. your cake is stunning. What a great idea. Frosting mist is a product I will try. Thank you for the mention. I hope you are enjoying your new look. XO Linda

Debbie said...

I'm a little late with this, but that is just about the coolest thing so I had to comment.

I had never seen that product, and I can think of so many uses.

Sue said...

I am happy to see you making your way back to blogging:) The mist looks pretty on the beautiful cake. I have used it a couple of times to make a gingham pattern on cookies.
What a nice bday gift from your sister, a blog makeover. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Family times are the best. Take care, Joni.