Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

It's my third time to participate in 5 Minutes For Mom's Ultimate Blog Party! Every time has been so much fun, I am looking forward to this week of meeting new friends as well as hearing from those of you I already know!

I knew exactly what I wanted to share this time for the party...

First, it would not be a party (in my house, at least!) without cake:

cookies and cream cake

Cookies & Cream Cake

one box of white cake mix
3 eggs
1 c. water
1/2 c. oil
one package of Oreo cookies
1 1/2 c. whipping cream (or you can skip whipping the cream and use an 8 oz. container of cool whip)

Put the cake mix, eggs, water & oil in a mixing bowl. Mix for 2 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, grind up 12 cookies to fairly even crumbs (but not too fine), and fold into the cake batter. Pour into a 9x13 cake pan sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake @ 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, wash the mixing bowl & chill it in the refrigerator. Process the remaining cookies to be rough crumbs. Try really hard not to eat them all while the cake is baking and cooling.

Cool the cake completely.

Place the cream in the mixing bowl & whip on high for 2 minutes or so, until it is thick. Fold in about 1 cup of the cookie crumbs. Spread the whipped cream on top of the cake. Sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs on top of the cake. Store in the refrigerator.


We might be adults, but we still like presents, right? So for this year's party, I'm giving away one of my vintage inspired hand crocheted bookmarks:

If you feel so inclined, take a moment to browse through my etsy shop, Sunnybrook Farm Designs.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment to this blog post... and if you would like, please mention in your comment what your favorite item is that I have listed on Etsy right now! This giveaway is open to international guests as well! I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner at the end of the Ultimate Blog Party!


Feel free to look around the blog, where you'll see more about me.

♥ Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back again soon! ♥


If I'm chosen for one of the many amazing UBP prizes, I'd like:
11, 31, 49, 52, 73, 87, or 95 - basically a gift card I can use to treat my older kids to something special!


Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Love your blog!!!!
Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!! Following you from Safe Home Happy Mom blog. You can also follow my blog at

couponcookin said...

Happy Blogging Party! I like your Etsy shop and blog. I am visiting from Coupon Cookin'.

Jo's Health Corner said...

I love the bookmark! My mother and grandmother back in Sweden used to crochet, but no one thought of making bookmarks. I am not very good at it so I don't make any. I am following also.

I am stopping by from the blog party. Visit my blog if you like, I show how easy it can be to create your own spa at home:

Heather said...

The cake looks amazing - thanks for sharing!

And the bookmark has me salivating almost as much as the cake... how pretty and perfect it is!

Jenilee said...

loving the little girls clothing! wow! so cute! I have 3 girls so I love that stuff! :) what a beautiful bookmark too. I'm a reader so that would be a fun thing to read with! :) and the cake looks very yum!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

I'm drooling all over my keyboard--I think I need to eat dinner. That cake looks FAB! Happy UBP!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bookmark. Thank you for shairing the cake...looks great and think my girls would love it.

Stephanie said...

Wow, you really now how to get a gal to your blog! (mentioning cake). Looks awesome....will totally have to keep those ingredients out of my house. And yes, I would eat all of the cookies before they made it to the cake. *sigh*

I love the bookmark you crocheted. Considered making myself one, but probably would just do a hdc or even a shell-stitch....yours looks much fancier.

Loving your blog, and will def. check back. Happy UBP!

Anonymous said...

That is MY kind of cake! It looks divine!

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Don't tell...I'm sneaking away from my rockin' party at to come visit for UBP. Great have a new fan.

jessieasjune said...

I love your blog! It so cute and that cake looks awesome-I am drooling and its only 11am! Cant wait to try it. I am going to be back for sure. Your shop looks great, too. So happy I stopped by. Feel free to come visit my party as well at!
Thanks, Jessie

Frosted Fingers said...

That cake looks super yummy!!

Staci said...

Oh my, that cake looks delish! I think I'll be picking up some Oreos this week!

Connie said...

I stopped by the shop and found the sugar plum ladies skirt to be delightful. And the cake looks so good.

Janel said...

Thanks for the GA!

Stopping by from UBP to say hi! Come visit me to!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love your blog design! Stopping in from UBP. That cake looks YUMMY.

Cascia said...

That looks delicious!

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

Surge said...

I really love your anna crochet bookmar :)

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Peggie said...

I like the beach patchwork dress, really cute. Here for the blog party and nice to meet you!