Monday, August 19, 2013

Winter Olympics

Date: June 6th, 2009

As I searched through some old photos, I found these photos from a cake contest a few years ago.  We had so much fun making this, and I remember how extremely heavy it was to carry.  I still can't believe we were able to get it to the church in one piece. 

Team: Marcia Van Camp, Linda & Nick Peterson
Theme: Olympics!!!

Many cakes were baked and assembled

 Before the frosting begins

 Laying down the track

Look at the cute lil' trees and the fresh powdery (delicious) snow   

 Front view of all the winter events

 umm...these were harder than we thought

 action shot!
 Half-pipe with a snowboard

 Extreme skiing

 Down the black diamond

Look at the aerial!
The audience is speechless...


The winners!
Oh my...this creation was so so big.  It took up the whole kitchen table
The luge
Arms of steel carrying the cake to the judges table
First prize, we are so happy!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Casey's Sweet Kick Sauce

Submitted by Casey Van Camp

1 cup of ketup (Heinz 57 is our favorite)
2 tsp. Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1/2 tsp. Roasted Garlic & Bell Pepper (Perfect Pinch from McCormick)
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 basil leaves
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. white sugar
2 tbsp. brown sugar (we used light brown)
1/4 cup of water

Add all ingredients together and stir, simple as that!

1. This recipe can be used as either a marinade or a sauce.  If you want it to be a little thicker so use as a sauce, add less water.  We used this as a marinade on chicken which we grilled and it was very tasty.  We also shredded the chicken and added more sauce for sandwiches.  It is great on steak too!

2. Here are pictures of the 2 special seasonings that we used