Friday, June 28, 2013

Drink of the Day



Today we technically have 2 drinks of the day, because Melanie didn’t buy enough of her new favorite drink, Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai Tea, to share with the rest of the class.  The Vanilla Chai Tea soy beverage has a delicious blend of flavors, from cinnamon to cardamom, from ginger to cloves.  It was surprisingly light due to the soy milk in it.  (Melanie very rarely likes anything with soy milk in it.  She’s picky.)  The Vanilla Chai tea that we had after, was Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai Tea. 


 Jenn added honey to her tea, while Melanie added honey and creamer to hers.  Both were served over ice, because let’s face it, Florida is too hot and humid in the summer time, for hot tea.  And we are Southern ladies.  And Southern ladies always drink iced tea in the summer.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Drink of the Day

Carrot Cupcake Tea

The Cake Spinners are tea freaks.  Our Drink of the Day is this Carrot Cupcake tea from The Spice and Tea Exchange.  This is a limited edition Spring Fling flavor we believe from the 2012 collection.  We thoroughly enjoyed this tea. This tea is very creamy with a delicate cinnamon flavor, and a delicious vanilla back note. 

We are planning a field trip soon to acquire some more teas to sample for you.  So stick with us.  Please comment and subscribe.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Our First Post, Edible Glitter

Welcome to our first pin.  Fathers Day Cookies we realize Fathers Day has passed, but what can we say life happens…  Melanie has tried and experimented with a pin about making edible glitter which is posted in the video below.  I (Jenn) am coloring the royal icing in camouflage colors found on The Adventures of Sweet Sugarbelle.

         I made a huge batch of sugar cookies around Easter.  I planned out the shapes I might be using throughout the year and baked them all up.  I made bunnies for Easter of course, stars for The Fourth of July, and airplanes for Fathers Day.  I stored them in an airtight plastic container in the freezer.  I used the Signature Sugar Cookie Dough, and Royal Icing recipes in, Cookie Swap written by Julia M. Usher.  You can find her at  I also froze my royal icing from Easter.  I felt I had to add some water to thin it out a little as it wasn’t following the ten second rule.  My icing was a little thin as I started to pipe.  I also realized I should have outlined first.

        I kept going with my camo colors.  I did black, moss green, and khaki, and pea green.  Just adding splotches waiting for them to set up and adding more until the space was filled.

               Here is the green sugar (aka glitter) Melanie made in the video.  We wanted to accent the wings of the plane with it.

           This sugar just melted into the royal icing and didn’t really do anything to enhance the cookie. So I used my stand by favorite sanding sugar in black to outline the cookie.

The cookies came out cute, of course they aren’t as beautiful as Sweet Sugarbelle. With this being our first post we realize we have a lot to learn.  So we hope you stick with us and subscribe, and learn from us as we do from you and all of the Pins out there on Pinterest…     As Melanie would say SPIIINNN!!!