Cake Diary: Spider-man Cake

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Can’t wait to see my customers face.  Yummy!

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2 Free Cake Recipes

Recipe Top Deck Cake

One Large Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

125 ml of Oil
250 ml Castor Sugar
3 large eggs (divided egg yellow separated from egg whites)
250 ml boiling water
2 teaspoons of coffee
30 ml of apricot jam
500 ml self-raising flour (all purpose)
1 teaspoon of bicarb
45 ml cocoa
2ml teaspoon of salt
Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 1800C or 1700F
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg yellows with the castor sugar until light and fluffy, add oil and the smooth apricot jam and mix well.
  4. Add the coffee to the cup of boiling water let it rest.
  5. Sift the flour, cocoa and bicarb and salt three times, makes it fluffy, this is the flower mixture.
  6. Mix the flour mixture a little at a time into the egg yellow-castor sugar bowl adding a little coffee to the mixture until all the dry ingredients are mixed.  Now fold the egg white into the mixture, divide the mixture into two 20cm baking tins.
  7. Place in the middle of your oven and bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes.  Let the cakes cool down before you flip them over.

Icing

100g of soft margarine
500 ml of icing sugar sifted
45 ml of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
20 ml of milk
Method

  1. Beat the margarine and sifted icing sugar and cocoa until light and creamy, adding the vanilla essence and milk if necessary.
  2. Split the mixture in half using half for the inside of the cake and the other half to cover the cake.

Second Cake Vanilla

Ingredients

½ cup of plain flour
1 ½ cups of self-raising flour (all purpose)
1 cup of castor sugar
150 ml of oil
150 ml of milk mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar
3 large eggs (divided egg yellow separated from egg whites)
30 ml of apricot jam
2ml teaspoon of salt
Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 1800C or 1700F
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg yellows with the castor sugar until light and fluffy, add oil and the smooth apricot jam and mix well.
  4. Sift the flour and salt (three times), this makes it fluffy, this is the flower mixture.
  5. Mix the flour mixture a little at a time into the egg yellow-castor sugar bowl and add the warm milk mixture.
  6. Now fold the egg white into the mixture, divide the mixture into two 20cm baking tins.
  7. Place in the middle of your oven and bake for approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until the cake turns a light brown.  Let the cakes cool down before you flip them over.

Icing

100g of soft margarine
500 ml of icing sugar sifted
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
20 ml of milk
Method

  1. Beat the margarine and sifted icing sugar until light and creamy, adding the vanilla essence and milk if necessary.
  2. Split the mixture in half using half for the inside of the cake and the other half to cover the cake.
  3. Now you are ready to start with the decoration of your cake.  You will need 1kg of white fondant, and buy some cake toppers of your choice.  Placing the fondant onto your cake and making sure it is smooth.

 

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God’s Kingdom

 

Proverbs 26: 12 “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Proverbs 29: 7 “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” 

I wonder if you have met anybody who believes they “know it all?”  You know while you are speaking to this person, they will have all the answers.  You will not be able to get two words in edgewise because they are so well versed.  They are probably one of the most dangerous people in this world because the truth of the matter is that these people have a tiny bit of knowledge and because they read something they believe they “know it all.”

So they only have a little information and with that, they believe they have all the answers and no one can tell them anything else.  On speaking with these kinds of people the best is to rather keep quiet and nod and wave, you won’t be able to get their attention anyway.

We all know people who are struggling and going through tough times, we also know that there are people able to assist in times of need.  The only thing I can say is when you are in a position to help the poor and needy, make it your business to help.  One day God will return the favor.  You are banking in the Kingdom of God and the returns are overwhelming.

It is my heart’s desire that one day I may be able to assist and help other people where I can but until that day.  I can only pray for them.

Be blessed and thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts.

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The Power of Spoken Faith

Name of the Book:                                        The Power of Spoken Faith

Author:                                                             Don Gossett / E.W. Kenyon

Personal Quality Ration:                              5

[Remember, the Personal Quality Rating is a score that I give to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5 is great!

Summary

This is a novella on spiritual living and the writer enjoys sharing his own life experiences with the reader.  I believe the writer’s aim was to help newborn Christians and other Christians to learn how to use the scripture to grow not only their faith but a spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus.

The writer knows what he is talking about and has written the book in such a manner that the reader can utilize all of the information to the readers best advantage.  I would say this book is a must for all Christians.

Social / Historical Context

The writer is writing from his own life experiences and how the scripture and a living relationship with the Lord of lights have affected his life.  The writer enjoyed writing this book, there are times in this book that I actually cried.  There are also times in this book that I laughed.  I had an epiphany experience with some of the scriptures that actually has come to life for me.  The writers want to help Christians in drawing closer to the Lord.  When you purchase this book, you will never regret it because it is a book that you will keep next to your bedside forever.  The learning in this book is awesome.

Writing Style

I believe the writing style in this book is definitely evocative and some common place.  The book is writing in the first person and depicts many life experiences the writer enjoyed and lived through.  From a personal perspective, I feel that it has enriched my spiritual life immensely.

My Thoughts

The book is well written, it is easy to read, the scriptures are very insightful.  The writer knows his topic and I believe that the writer is a Christian who is born again and living a spirit filled life.  The entire book grabs your attention and it’s difficult to put the book down because you feel that you might lose some insights.

I would definitely advise that you go and buy this book, it will change your life for the better, I have been struggling with so many problems and now I know the answers to them.  Read this book.

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I Challenge You

Matthew 13: 34 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

This is so true, I have come to realize that my heart is literally dry, I have truly become so negative that when I open my mouth I will speak negatively.  So for the past couple of weeks, I have literally become aware of my speech.  My words and my thoughts; I am taking my words and thoughts captive to the Lord Jesus Christ.

I know someone, this person has really got a vulgar attitude.  This person really cannot speak edifying words whatsoever.  I can see what is in their heart just by listening to their talking.  The bad thing is I believe that it will rub off on other people.  Something I also noticed is not many people like this person because of their vulgar mannerism.

Proverbs 21 verse 23 reminds us that “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”  Now, this is food for thought wouldn’t you say?  Yes, so in the meantime, I have made it my business to watch my thoughts, I also have made it my business to watch my words.

Psalms 19 verse 14 reminds us to “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”  On this point, I truly have been going out of my way to check my words.  I have decided to pray about my attitude and to bring it into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I not only want my heart to change but also my attitude and most of all my mind, heart and everything about me.  I desire to become a confident person, with words spoken which look like golden apples.

Psalms 141 verse 3 says “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”  This is on my mind constantly because I have been struggling with major negativity.  I really have to watch my words, my lips spring open and words roll out like thorns and sharp knives especially when I am angry.

I hope that this will be of some encouragement to you, as I share my journey going forward with my words and my attitude.  Life is too short for a negative view and I want to live a positive life, with great dreams and a wonderful future.

Thank you for joining me, you are a blessing.

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Words are apples of gold

Proverbs 25 verse 11 and 12 says “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, and a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.”

This is truly awesome, it is my heart’s desire to speak at the right time and that my words will be words that will edify and build and encourage people.  I want to stay focused on the Lord Jesus making sure that my words are as He would want it to be.  I am really striving to become more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ and it is so important to me to stay positive and make sure my words are acceptable to Him.

I have been watching people and their words can be cruel and rude and break you down in just to sentences.  It seems people in general just do not care anymore.  I don’t want to be that person.  I want to be able to encourage you, I want to be able to bless your life.  I don’t want to be the one cursing and swearing.

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