Relief Society

Relief Society
Boca Raton Ward — Relief Society — South Florida — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ward Pinewood Derby- Apr 7

You've ALWAYS WANTED to race in a Pinewood Derby... and now your chance!  All ages welcome!

Who:  Cub Scouts race first, then open to Everyone else - Bring a Friend!
Your entry must be built from an official Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Kit

When: Saturday,  April 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Where:  The BR Building
1530 W. Camino Real.

Monday, March 19, 2012

April 19- Book Club

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  We will meet on Thursday, April 19th at 10 am at either Jodi or Sister Hoyt's home (we will draw straws).  Anyone is invited and children are welcome.  

Looks like it's going to be a good book club discussion, as it was currently in the news.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

170th Relief Society Birthday Video

Compliments of Sister Hawkshaw, with music by Bro. Hawkshaw.

We also had a Cake Decorating Demonstration by Sherline.
Click on the flyer below for tips on decorating cakes.

Shirlene's Buttercream Frosting Recipe

4 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1 stick of butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)

She used 3 batches of frosting to frost the basket cake that you see in the video.

*  If you keep frosting in the fridge a bit, you'll make nicer flowers.

My wish list to get after watching this demonstration:
Large Scraper.  Frosting seemed to go on really smoothly on the top and sides with this.

Turn-table.  Don't know how I ever frosted a cake without one.  After watching her, it was amazing!  It turns around as you frost the cake, make little decorations, whatever.  

Food Coloring.  Stick a toothpick in a few times to your color, and voila!

Many cool frosting tips, as well as the famous nail, used for making flowers.
In my case you need many so that when they go through the sink disposal, you can use a different one that is similar.  :)

Disposable frosting bags.  Totally worth it!

A butter knife is not going to do a good job.  You need a spatula without the teeth a knife has.

A really big tip.  She used this to frost the cake very quickly, and then the scraper (1st pix) to flatten it out.  It also can make cupcakes look cute very quickly, as well as large borders.

Cake board.  She butter creamed the cake, and then after it was frosted, she transfered it onto a cake board (made from smooth cardboard.)  

As always... isn't every hobby expensive!
Good thing there are 40% off coupons at Michaels!

And, now we see why this is my WISH list.
Now, I need to wish for a bigger kitchen to store them in.  ;)

Big thank you to everyone who participated in our 170th Relief Society Birthday Celebration!

Especially Sandy- for putting it all together, Sherline for teaching our class, Chris for filming it, and Portia for our tribute to Relief Society.  Thanks to our note taker too.  I already forgot so much of what Shirlene did, which I knew would happen.  Good thing we have a video!