Monday Morsels

Monday Morsels

Good morning everyone!!

How was your weekend??

Mine was particularly cold. It has been rather chilly here in the East for the past 10 days.

We are supposed to get some snow and sleet today as well. Snow, yay! Sleet, boo!

I mean don’t get me wrong, I love snow. I am not afraid to drive in it, but when it becomes freezing rain?? No fun, plus people here in the Northeast don’t know how to drive in it.

It is amazing, how on earth do people who were born and raised here not know how to drive in this weather better? Unreal to me.Nommy

Anyways, I promised you all I would share with you the chocolate cake that my mom made for me for my birthday.

You know that amazing frosting I made for my vanilla cupcakes? Well her version is a chocolate one, with the same basic idea.

However I think she uses butter flavored crisco instead ofΒ  butter, because then the icing can be left out and you don’t have to worry about it melting.

Not that I had to worry about that in January, but just in case you decide to make it in the summer time. It is a good trick.

Now, I have to tell you. I can’t share the recipe for the cake. I know I know. You are saying, “But Raven…this is a FOOD blog”.

Yes, I know my fellow bloggers, but sometimes you have to keep things special.

This is one of them. I get this cake every year it seems now, and I love getting it every year, but it is something that my family and I share so you will all just have to drool at the photos πŸ˜‰

And I mean seriously…look at how gorgeous that cake is?! I have an amazingly talented mother.

I told you all a while back that Patrick got a new job, he is really really enjoying it and I am so glad that he made the move.

He seems to be MUCH happier now in the new job and that is definitely a good thing.

However, he travels A LOT now. ALOT ALOT!

I know it is great for him and his career, but I miss him.

Makes it hard too since we are trying to get the new house in tip top shape and he has to travel so much. He comes home and then works at the house πŸ™

I feel bad.

Speaking of the house…wanna see the powder room transformation? Sure you do…

It has been coming along quite nicely. Everyday you see a little transformation in the house and you think wow. I did that.

It is a great feeling. Something to be proud of, you know?


Powder Room 7-2012

I am always looking to find little things to go in the house now, haha. It is amazing how much your life changes once you own a house.


Blog Powder Room

I like the changes though, I think they are good.

OH, btdubs, I wanted to congratulate my girlfriend Tamara for the AMAZING job she has been doing out in Arizona for Penn State and THON. Her group raised $67,851.10 for the cause.

Last year Penn state raised $10.69 million for kids with Cancer…I know we are going to beat this year THON 2013! PSiloveU!

Have a great start to your week everyone! πŸ™‚

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  1. That cake look divine, and yes your mom is so sweet to make it so beautifully every year! Your new powder room look fantastic, I love the transformation that you did….wonderful job!

  2. Oh that cake, it looks amazing. Gorgeous!

  3. Wow… that cake is stunning!! Your mother can decorate the heck out of a cake!! Amazing!! I hope you enjoyed every bite… I know I would have. πŸ™‚

  4. omg that cake! Lucky lady!

  5. The cake looks DIVINE!

  6. You are killing me, you can’t share the recipe! Just kidding! πŸ™‚
    That cake looks divine, absolutely beautiful piping job!! Obviously the talent for baking runs in your family. πŸ™‚
    Happy belated birthday!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      I have learned all my baking skills from her! I am very luck to have such an amazing teacher. Thanks Becky!

  7. Beautiful cake! It looks just heavenly and I’m sure tastes just as amazing. Yum!

  8. Wow that is one seriouse good looking cake! Your mom should start a food blog too. Maybe then she’ll share the recipe *wink*

    Hope you shared it with someone special!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Haha, I seriously doubt my Mom would ever start a food blog. She is scared sh*tless of the internet haha

  9. Oh, my gosh, what an amazing cake!!! Will your mom adopt me????

    PS…your powder room looks terrific!!!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you Liz!! My Mom is definitely one of those people that would take anyone in, so I am sure you would be more than welcome! hehe

  10. That is one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen! Your mom could sell those for a fortune here in Manhattan. πŸ™‚

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      That is what I keep telling her. She does have her own little side business as a baker, but I think she could make a killing with a shop.

  11. Do not tease me with chocolate cake!!! πŸ˜‰

  12. That is such a beautiful cake! I wish I had decorating skills like that. Fudgy and chocolately… so jealous of your cake! You should have your mom do a guest post with one of her recipes. πŸ™‚

  13. This cake looks so delish. The bad weather has me craving sweet. Your bathroom looks great. I really like the lights.

  14. The cake looks incredible! I haven’t had a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting in forever! Love the bathroom

  15. Can I please have that cake delivered to my door? And awesome work on the bathroom! Love it! Thank you for sharing another delightful post. What a bright and happy way to end my Tuesday! I hope you are having a blessed week.

  16. That cake is just amazing! I don’t do cake much, but when I do, deep, dark chocolate with that sort of frosting is irresistible.

    Ok, I totally know what you mean about not being able to drive in the weather! I won’t claim to be able to drive in snow and sleet like you, but I can drive in rain. However….. no one else here in Southern California can!! Rain so infrequently means slick, slick roads when we get the first one. That means slow down… but no one does that! Then we have accidents all over the place. UGH! All right, I’m over my rant!
    Stay warm Raven!

  17. Oh my. Just…oh my. I.Want.That.Cake.

    And the bathroom is purty!

  18. The cake looks so lovely, and so does your bathroom! Great job!

  19. Ooo can you at least share how she frosts it so pretty! The design is STUNNING! Is your mom looking for another daughter…. πŸ™‚