1 box extra moist German Chocolate Cake
1 box (sm) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 12 oz can of Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup oil
1 large package cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 capful vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa
1 pound of powdered sugar
- Mix all cake ingredients together. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 for 30 minutes.
- While cake bakes, prepare frosting by mixing all ingredients together.
- Pour frosting over warm cake. You can eat immediately!
Amanda and two of her equally fun and creative friends got together this weekend to do all of the things that they had been dreaming up all semester long. It was a varied list with no real rhyme or reason (probably spurred on by a trip to Hobby Lobby with a nice mom -- not me -- who bought the supplies last weekend).
They didn't get to all of it, but there was picture taking and printing (I think that there's some sort of poster activity to come later), flip flop making (tie water balloons around the flip flops to get this look), sand art, some velvet poster coloring, and sock creature making (as inspired by The Lonely Sock Club: One Sock, Tons of Cool Projects). This book is so clever. Of course anyone knows you can sew buttons on errant socks to make a puppet, but the ideas here really got their juices flowing. Kyle wants to make some of the projects as well.
The activities that they didn't get to include experimenting with popcorn flavors, a Cupcake Wars type of cookie creating showdown (Kyle was very disappointed that he didn't get to judge that), hat making and more.
But for me, it wasn't about what they didn't do. It was about what they did. They laughed a lot, they listened to girly tween music, they collaborated, they used their imaginations, and I benefited from the fruits of their labor. That Dr. Pepper cake was good. It tastes like moist creamy chocolate not like soda, and due to the frosting it tastes like creamy delicious fat as well.