Friday, 29 July 2016

Butterbeer Poke Cake

I made a Butterbeer Poke Cake to eat over this fantastic weekend to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday and the release of the new book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which both happen on July 31st,

I'm a huge fan of poke cakes since it ends up being super moist and gooey. I had the idea to make a butterbeer one when I came across another recipe that required pop in the recipe. Luckily last year I made Butterbeer Ice Cream Floats so I knew where to buy vanilla cream soda since it's difficult to find in Canada.


Butterbeer Poke Cake

  • vanilla cake (use your favourite recipe or a boxed mix)
  • vanilla cream soda
  • toffee bits
  • whipped topping
  • butterscotch topping

Directions:

1. When you make your vanilla cake, replace the water (or milk) with the vanilla cream soda. Use a long 9" x 13" pan for this cake. Let the cake cool completely before moving to the next step.


2. Using a butter knife, make small cuts in your cake and drizzle your butterscotch topping into the holes. Don't worry about making a mess.


3. Sprinkle toffee bits over cake. Next, spread your whipped topping over everything.



4. Drizzle more butterscotch over the whipped topping and add even more toffee bits. Easy, right?


This cake is so yummy and super gooey from all the butterscotch. The toffee bits add a nice bit of crunch to this soft cake too.


I'll be heading to the Midnight Magic event at Indigo books Saturday night to pick up my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I'm super pumped to go and I may have to splurge on a Butterbeer Frappuccino from Starbucks.

xo Jen

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Birthday Adventures

My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and it was a great day. Both Adam and myself didn't have to work so it was a whole day of hanging out and eating yummy food. We spent a good chunk of the day at the beach. We went swimming and read comics on our blanket. The day ended with a steak dinner and an incredible birthday cake!





Like every birthday we have, I requested a type of cake I wanted. I almost had Adam stumped this year when I requested a cotton candy cake though. He ended up making a raspberry cake and flavoured the whipped cream frosting with crushed cotton candy flavoured hard candy pieces. Then the cake was topped with bits of cotton candy. It was so delicious and light and exactly want I wanted!



Even the inside was a pretty blue!


Now to make my 32nd year an amazing one!

xo Jen

Monday, 25 July 2016

Fandom Favourites: SDCC 2016

This past weekend was San Diego Comic Con and as usual a ton of trailers and news were shared in the convention halls. I always enjoy catching up on all the news, panels, and trailers at the end of the weekend. These top the list of what I'm most excited for:

1. Wonder Woman Trailer - wow! It looks incredibly kickass and I'm very excited for this movie now.


2. Legion Trailer - I knew there was an X-Men show in the works but I didn't realize it would center on Legion, Charles Xavier's son. I'm very curious about this series.


3. The LEGO Batman Movie - this full-length trailer shows just how hilarious this movie is going to be. Will Arnett is the perfect LEGO Batman!


4. New trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - yet another trailer for this movie that gives me goosebumps. I'm beyond excited to be back in that world. 


A lot of the other trailers released looked amazing and I'm pumped for all the new Marvel TV shows and the return of The Walking Dead! What SDCC news has you excited?

xo Jen
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