Sunday, November 7, 2010

The last part of the party...

Today for lunch we had the family for the final part of the birthday party...  This little guy is a big John Deere fan (My dad was IH fan, but oh, well...)  So I tried to have all his favorites and I borrowed the new tractor Mom gave him for the birthday party yesterday as a centerpiece....  Methinks he and his little cousin had both had entirely too much fun already because they were sooooo tired..  not to mention my son!  He was REALLY nodding that head by the end of the day....  But we had 8 for dinner, and it was fun...  My cake decorating skills didn't really come into play...  The cars were simply bogged down in a pit of homemade chocolate mud....  This is my absolute favorite chocolate icing...  Mom usually makes it, but today I was able to master it all by myself (with good advice, of course!)

Fudge Icing
In a large saucepan mix the following:

1 c. sugar
1/3 c. milk
5 T. butter

Cook, stirring often until this comes to a full boil.  Stir constantly on the heat for 60 seconds.  Remove from heat and stir in quickly until just melted....

1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips

Pour IMMEDIATELY over cake and hurry up..  It sets up in about 2 minutes or less....

1 comment:

Susquehanna said...

Like the toy cars.. looks like so much fun~