4th week of Cake Decorating!!!


Today is week 4 of Cake Decorating Class!

I’ve learned how to make a reverse border, double colored frosting and writing!!!

Today was so Awesome because I had longer nails and it

made it easier for me to make roses! LoL LoL

3rd Week of Cake Decorating Class

Hey Guys,

Are you ready to know what I did for my 3rd class of Cake Decorating Class!!!

In this class I learned how to make a heart cake! <3 This is would be a great dessert idea for Valentine’s Day!

All you have to do is get a 8 x 8 square and round pan. Then use 1 box and break the cake batter evenly into the two pans.

Next, you want to let it cook at the temperature it says on the box. Then, you take it out of the oven once it’s done and let it cool.

Then, once it is done cooling cut the round in half.

Use the square to make a diamond and add the two half’s of cake to make a heart.

Start frosting:

In my class I made flowers, a basket, and words on the cake.

I used the basket-weave tip, rose tip, and writing tip make some of these awesome features to the cake.

Week 2 of Cake Decorating Class

I just finished my 2nd week of Cake Decorating Class.  In the class I learned how to make roses and leaves which was hard at first.  After awhile making the roses and leaves became rather easy.

Here is a picture of what I have done today in this class:

Aren’t they great!

It took just a few minutes to master the rose and I had a great time!

Thanks for reading!  I would love to hear your comments below!


First day of Cake Decorating Class

Today I made a Cake and it looked delicious. Anyways I’ll tell you about what the cake had. It had Strawberry filling, it was a Chocolate cake, and had Buttercream frosting. (Real easy to make.) I learned how to make rose buds, leaf, a border, and more! Well I made buttercream frosting and so I will give you the recipe. Here is what you need:

1 2 lbs bag of powdered sugar or 4 cups in a boxFlowers on the cake

2 of 1 cup sticks of Crisco shortening*

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp of flavoring ( almond is awesome )

1/2 cup milk

Mix well on low until moist. Then mix on high speed for about 3-4 minutes.

Thanks for my mom for talking to my mom’s friend to do it.

* use crisco shortening butter flavoring if you want yellow frosting.

Experiments In the Kitchen Today

Well as usual I love experimenting in the Kitchen. Today I experimented homemade potato salad. I thought mayo would  be to much fattening so I did plain yogurt mixed with mustard but it was tart and not tasty. So my mom suggested I make hamburgers so I did and they tasted great with the potato salad I made.

So with that I am grateful for her Ideas.

Mother I Love YOU! Why Not Say it With Custom Tiles?

If you are ordering STRAIGHT from CC (that’s me – Clarissa) 10% of the profit will go to my church and another 10% will go to the Sacramento Crisis Nurseries.  Thank you for your support!

*******If you are ordering as part of the Young Women’s Fundraiser for the Perkin’s Ward ALL of the profits will go to the Young Women for Summer Camp.  YOU MUST TYPE in “Young Women” into the special instructions section of paypal!  If this is not done the Young Women will not get credit for the purchase!

To order simply click on the drop down link below and select the text and lettering color BL for Black and CH for Chocolate.

Colors & Words

Colors & Words

To order simply click on the drop down link below and select the text and lettering color BL for Black and CH for Chocolate.

Colors & Words

Colors & Words

* If you decide to pick up the tile(s), you WILL be reimbursed the shipping fees.  Please call 916-216-2857 to schedule a pick up. **The actual tiles come from the Habitat for Humanity Restore and because selection changes every time I go pick up tile I cannot guarantee the exact color of each tile.

SSHHHH! Top Secret OAMMS Granolla!

In third grade I created this recipe.  It was such a hit that I have been making it ever since.  I make a TRIPLE batch and we eat it ALL within a few days!

3 C old fashioned rolled oats

2/3 C sliced nuts (we prefer almonds)

1/2 C coconut

1/4 C salted butter or do unsalted and add 1/2 tsp salt

1 C M&Ms (mixed in after the granola has cooled)


1. Preheat oven to 325 F.

2. In a large bowl stir together oats, nuts, coconut and salt (if you are using it).

3. In a saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat stirring often.  Then pour it over the oat mixture and mix it in.

4. Put parchment paper on cookie sheet and spread granola evenly over it.

5. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes – stirring it halfway through to prevent burning.  Cool granola in the pan.  When it is cool mix in the M&Ms.

The granola should be stored in a cool airtight container for up to 2 weeks – if it last that long! 😉

Have you ever had Monkey Man Bars?

I got this recipe when I was in second grade.  My teacher gave us an assignment to try out a recipe at home and my friend brought it in to share with the class.  I just had to try it and when I did – I LOVED it!  Want to know something kind of fun? Chango Bars means “Monkey Man” bars in Mexican.


1/2 C Butter

1/2 C Margarine

2 C Brown sugar (I only use 1 1/2 C)

3 eggs

2 1/3 C flour*

1 T baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 C chocolate chips (any flavor)

1 C nuts (you can use any kind or a mix)

Directions: Melt butter and margarine.  While the two are melting, cream brown sugar and eggs in a separate bowl.  Then add the melted butter and margarine and mix together. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into sugar mixture.  Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour mixture into a greased 13×9-inch baking pan.  Bake for 45 – 50 min. at 350 F.

So yum!  At the Cook home we like to eat them with milk and I usually use *spelt flour since my mom and dad can’t have normal wheat flour.

Got MIlK? Hot MilK

Here are the steps to make great hot milk!
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon

First put 2 cups of milk in a pan.
Next put a 1 1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Then put 1/3 cup of sugar in the pan.
Put on medium heat and let bubble for 2 minutes.
Pour in a plastic cup.
May be Hot!!

Sweet and Delicious Granola

Here is what you need: 

3/4 c. of brown sugar
1/3 c. vegetable oil(divide and use apple juice for less fat)
1/3 c. honey (raw taste great )
5 c. of oatmeal
1/2 c. of dry milk
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
1/2 c. of raisins(optional)
chocolate chips (optional)
First mix brown sugar,oil, and honey in a sauce pan (you can add the apple juice if you want this ingredient in the granola)
Next bring to a boil and heat until sugar dissolves.
Then combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Next pour the syrup over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Then bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Next let cool ( you can add raisins or chocolate chips in this part if wanted.)
Last eat or store in a bowl.