Saturday, July 02, 2011

Oh Canada!

 Now Playing:
Andy Warhol Manufactured at the Alberta Gallery of Art. 
We saw it.
We loved it.
We wanna see it again.

Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup (1968)

Andy Warhol: Wayne Gretzky 99, 4 variations
Canadian Kinetic Art ~ who wouldn't love it?


Playing in the kids room at the art gallery
In other news, yesterday was Canada's 144th birthday. We celebrated by hosting a potluck at our house and shared a lovely afternoon and evening with a handful of our favourite people.
 Everyone's height must be measured ... why, we're not sure.
  
 I made some cupcakes for the occasion and had help decorating the delicious morsels.
Canada Day yumminess!
Canada Day Cupcakes
Pour two unbeaten eggs into a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill rest of cup with cream.
Stir and pour into mixing bowl.
Add:
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
Beat well until light and pour into paper cupcake holders. Fill 2/3 full.
Bake approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees. 
Cool while you prepare the frosting.
(see recipe below).


Baker's Frosting
1 cup solid vegetable shortening4 cups powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Tablespoons heavy creamliquid or paste food coloring (optional)
Cream shortening until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue creaming until well blended. Add salt, vanilla, and cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional cream a teaspoon at a time if necessary to achieve the right consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy. If desired, divide frosting into several small bowls, stir in food coloring to create various colours of 
frosting.

God keep our land, glorious and free!

1 comment:

rochambeau said...

Hi Dawn,
Happy birthday to Canada!! Nice cupcakes and great show you got to see!

Constance