I had the privilege of making our neighbor's retirement cake. John is retiring in January after almost 26 years of service. (He just had his ceremony a little early.) The cake is buttercream with a royal icing logo.
We have a party place here in our town called Fefe and Frogs. They do themed parties mostly for little girls, but if you want a few of your little boy friends to come, you get to have a "Pirates and Princesses" party. So that's what I did for Madelyn. This cake is covered in buttercream with marshmallow fondant accents. The crown topper is made of royal icing.
Ok, so this is NOT a cake or anything sweet for that matter (unless you count the "craisins"). But it is delicious and I felt like sharing.
Drew and I are on a health kick right now. We're eating right and *gasp* exercising! So I bought some quinoa, which I love, but was looking for a way to jazz it up. I found it in Daphne Oz's "warrior salad." You can find the recipe HERE.