Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Today is the big day! Perchance to Dream, the second book in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata series, is released into the book world. So, to celebrate, Lisa Mantchev is hosting a cupcakeathon! What could be more fun? If you've read Eyes Like Stars, you know that the fairies are very fond of sweets, cupcakes to be exact. In Perchance to Dream, they tend toward pies, but I don't want to spoil it for you until you get your hands on this masterpiece. You can read my review of this fabulous novel, that I posted last month.
What is this cupcakeathon all about? Well, no one can explain it better than Lisa herself, which she does in this blog post. She bakes cupcakes with her little fairy!
So, what was I going to do? I wanted to give the fairies something they would enjoy, as well as make something new to me. Well, I dug around in my recipes and decided on not cupcakes, but a whole cake, bundt cake to be exact. Now, I know that Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, and Peaseblossom love anything sweet, and celebrations. What's needed more than sweets at a celebration? Beverages. So, I've combined the two for them in my Margarita Cake. Now, don't worry, no inebriation will be happening to these dear sweet fairies, so no alcohol was involved in the baking of this cake. But, the lemon, lime, orange combination give your mouth the illusion of the margarita.
Do you think that the fairies will enjoy it? I know that the fairies, umm teachers, that I work with, will definitely enjoy it at our faculty end of year party tomorrow afternoon. I'm anxious to see what they think, but I hope it isn't eaten before then. One big fairy in my house could get into it tonight, should he long for a midnight snack. That is if the sneaky little fairies don't get it first.
I'll share the recipe with you, in case you want to try it for yourself!
1 Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
1 cup Cooking Oil
3/4 cup Orange Juice
5 tablespoons Lime Juice
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
Mix all ingredients for cake. Beat for 2 minutes until well blended. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Right after taking cake out of oven, poke holes in bottom of cake with a skewer. Mix lime juice and powdered sugar, pouring half on the bottom of the cake. Let cake cool, then turn out and after completely cool, ice with remaining icing.