Sunday, September 12, 2010

Italian Cream Cupcake Recipe

Ok, so after meeting tonight I decided to procrastinate a little more! I made Italian cream cupcakes, and I want to share the recipe with all of you!

This recipe came from a bakery in Henderson, Texas. The lady never would give my grandmother the recipe; however, when the owner passed away her son gave it to my grandmother so the recipe would live on!

Mix well:
2 Cups sugar
½ Cups Crisco
½ cup oil
Add 5 egg yolks one at a time
Beat all together

In a separate bowl:
2 cups cake flour (sifted)
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup angel flake coconut
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Add into other mixture

Then fold in 5 egg whites stiffly beaten

For Cupcakes: Bake for 14-15 min @ 350, or until done
For Cake: Bake 25 min. @ 350 in 3 large pans

1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 stick of butter
1 box of powder sugar
1 ½ cups pecan pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
-Rebekah R.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sseko Sandals

Hey ladies!

If you like helping a great cause WHILE wearing adorable shoes, then you need to check out Sseko Sandals!

Sseko Sandals was started a little over a year ago in order to help Ugandan women our age pursue a college education. In Uganda, there is a nine-month gap period between high school graduation and college so that students can earn enough money for college. However, in the male-dominated community it is extremely difficult for women to find fair work. The women of the Cornerstone Leadership Academy, who are particularly bright and could contribute a great deal to their community, would usually be unable to afford college tuition and end up simply going back to their villages instead of pursuing a career.

Sseko Sandals gives these students an opportunity to earn and save money during that nine-month period to pursue a college education. The women make and sell these beautiful sandals and save the profits for their future education. As their website says “These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.”

With Sseko Sandals, you can buy multiple different ribbons that you thread through the soles to make literally dozens of different designs. These shoes are incredibly versatile, allowing you to express your own creativity through them. It’s like buying 10 cute sandals for the price of one pair of shoes. Who doesn’t like that?

Let’s make Sseko Sandals the new TOMS shoes and help out these women our age across the globe! If you would like to purchase a pair, or just want to learn more about this great organization (it is truly fantastic!), then check out their website:

Delta Love,
Brittany Limes