Clever Chicks Blog Hop #19 & a Genius Cake Icing Secret!

I was CRAZY BUSY this week; my big sister got married yesterday and her groom had asked me to make their cake. He wanted a chocolate cake with raspberry mousse and chocolate frosting, but she neg’d the chocolate frosting. He did get the chocolate cake and raspberry mousse filling though.

I’m going to blog more about the cake soon(ish), but want to share one tip that I found on Pinterest this week that makes ordinary buttercream frosting look a lot like fondant. It could not be any easier!

After icing has dried slightly, use a Viva paper towel, (with no funny waffling, texture or designs) and simply use your hand or an offset spatula to smooth the icing. Worked like a CHARM!
Congratulations to my sister and her new husband!


This Week’s Featured Blogs
 Featured bloggers, you’re welcome to grab the Clever Chicks Featured button! With 276 fabulous links last week, I have included three extra features this week!I love eggcellent caviar and need to find myself a good source of fresh, fertile fish to try this Home Cured Caviar recipe by Being at Home by Nature.

I’ve got a thing for homemade soaps and these look and sound delightful!

Nature’s Home Spa, All Natural, Homemade Moisturizing Soap

is a recipe my kids will get a kick out of making with me!

Here’s one you’re going to want to bookmark or Pin for sure! Old World Garden Farms, How to Build the Ultimate Tomato Cage for Under $2.00

Here’s a great blogging tip from Diana Rambles, Turn OFF Captcha! (can I get an “AMEN?!”)


About Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! I will also pin them to my “Clever Chicks” Pinterest board. The featured bloggers are invited to brag about how clever they are by posting the Clever Chicks “Featured” button on their blogs!

The Chicken Chick

The Chicken Chick

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #19
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick

The Chicken Chick

How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips,
stories about your families, chickens, farm animals or other pets!
** No linky parties, giveaways or items for sale please. **
Please use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page;
we want to be able to find your clever post!

If you have trouble linking up, please email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you-




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Denise Moorer

Great page, look forward to maybe winning the egg scale. Catch you on FB!!!

Patty Antle
Patty Antle

Nice to meet you Kathy. Thanks for visiting me and inviting me to join in on your linky party. Lots of people to visit – very impressive!

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