What The Day After Thanksgiving Looks Like at Catford Manor

Turkey Hangover? Eggnog nipping and sipping? Black Friday basket filling?

What does the day after Thanksgiving look like where you’re at?

Here’s a glimpse of the fun we’ve had today!

We slept in, cleaned this morning, and spent all afternoon decorating. When we were done, we settled in with our plates of goodies and watched MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. The original.

And now it’s time to watch HOOPS & YO-YO RUIN CHRISTMAS.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, have a wonderful weekend.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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Certificate of Completion: Wilton Basic Cake Decorating Course

Well, we did it. We finished our Wilton Cake Decorating Course. As has been the standard for the last four weeks, Dot’s cake, well, took the cake. She always has the other students and the instructor oohing and ahhing over her gifted artistry.

In the four-week course, we learned

How to properly bake a cake and how to level a cake

How to fill cupcakes and how to fill a layer cake

How to make out own icing in stiff, medium, and thin consistencies and when to use each one. We learned how to color icing

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Cake Decorating Class

As some of you know, Dot and I are in the middle of the Wilton Cake Decorating Basics Class.

Last week we learned how to level a cake, and how to cut, fill, and frost it.

You’ll recall that for as much as I love being in the kitchen, I’d never baked a cake until a few months ago. It turned out all right for my first attempt.

This week, our homework was to bake and ice a cake before coming to class. My first two cake attempts failed miserably. I neglected to let the first cake cool before trying … read the rest. . .

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