Friday, October 17, 2008

3rd TRI! And a Giveaway! (Oh, and my cake recipe!)

Woo-Hoo! Today is the start of my third trimester! I am so excited! As weird as it sounds, I've been counting down to this very day!

Tomorrow is my first shower, and I'm a nervous wreck. If you've read my previous posts about showers, then you know how nervous they make me. I am too shy for this! But I know how long everyone has waited for this baby and they all want to celebrate him, so who am I to say no? Tomorrow's shower is with all of Chris' dad's side of the family (his parents are divorced). The only thing I know about it is that there will be chocolate cake with buttercream icing (his stepmom called and asked me what I wanted). Yay. I loooooove cake.

So I thought I'd post my German Chocolate Cake recipe for you all. It's my grandmothers actually. It's SO yummy. The cake part we don't make from scratch but of course you can!
We use the Betty Crocker German Chocolate Cake mix.

Here's the icing:
2-5oz. cans evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 egg yolks (beaten)
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flaked coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick, about 12 minutes. Stir in coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread. Then place this mixture into the fridge and let it harden before attempting to spread it onto a completely cooled cake.

TIP - I have found that taking my metal cake spatula and freezing it helps the icing adhere to the cake, because it wants to stick to the warmest object.

OK, now for the GIVEAWAY part. If you follow Lianna's blog then you may have already seen this, but for those of you who haven't, she makes the most incredible handmade cards. She is raising funds for their third IVF attempt and you can help!
Go to her blog and enter to win her giveaway, and then please go check out her Etsy store; here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6260287

9 comments:

Megan L Hutchings said...

Congratulations on the beginning of your third trimester ;)! I know you are so excited!

Thanks for the recipe!

The Allens said...

Congratulations on entering your third trimester!

Emily said...

yipeee for you! I cant wait to try the recipe! When I saw the cake picture I was like...hmmm I need that recipe:) Thanks for sharing! Also, have so much fun at your shower! I cant wait to see pictures:)

Amanda said...

Yay for 3rd trimester! I hope you have a great shower tomorrow! I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Lianna Knight said...

AHHHHH....thank you for including me in your blog :)

And don't worry about your shower...you will have SO much fun and you'll get TONS of stuff :)

I can't wait for you to post all your goodies!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the 3rd trimester. Just a few more weeks and Brayden will be here!

Enjoy your shower this weekend!! Make sure we see all your stuff when you get back!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!
The thrid trimester will fly by!
I hope that you have lots of fun at the baby shower and get LOTS of stuff! Be sure and post some pics!

Shannon said...

Yea for your 3rd Tri!! Congrats. :) Have fun at your shower tomorrow and be sure to show us all your goodies!

Mandi said...

Relax and enjoy yourself...I understand about being shy and feeling awkward at a shower given for you. Can't wait to see all of the gifts for Brayden!

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