Thursday, May 22, 2008

American Idol Extra....David Cook

american idol Hi. I am sitting here watching American Idol extra. We recorded it last night but I didn't get a chance to watch it so that is what I am doing now. I am so glad that David Cook won, although I do feel that David Archalueta has a wonderful bright career ahead of him. Both were such talents. After watching David Cook on this show, it is such a nice person. I really like him.

The last several days I haven't done much except work. I still have to work tomorrow and then I am off for three days. I am so happy about a three day weekend. The weather is suppose to be simply awesome over the three day break. At the moment, I am planning some quiet time and maybe a cookout with my kids. flag cake

Thought about making something like this. Recipe follows:


Serves 24


  1. Trim any rough edges from cakes using a serrated knife. Place four strips of parchment paper around the perimeter of a serving platter. Place first layer, bottom side up, on serving platter. Using an offset spatula, spread cake with 2 1/2 cups frosting. Top with remaining layer, bottom side up. Spread entire cake with 5 1/2 cups frosting. Place remaining frosting in a large pastry bag fitted with a star tip (such as Ateco #35). Remove parchment paper strips.
  2. Using the tip of a toothpick, outline the shape of a flag on the cake. Fill the upper left-hand corner with a single layer of blueberries. Place one row of raspberries across upper edge of cake to form first red stripe. Pipe one row of stars just below raspberries to form first white stripe. Repeat process with remaining raspberries and frosting until you have 7 red and 6 white stripes.

Do you guys have any plans this holiday weekend? Feel free to share. If your going to be out and about, please be careful. Drive safe.

Have a blessed weekend.




Pam said...

Hi Cindy! I'm really excited for you to have a three-day weekend, and even better that the weather will be wonderful for you! I hope ours is...I think tomorrow will be the only really nice day. It just can't seem to warm up here. :( My only consolation is that for all those who mock Him, I think God is mocking Al Gore. ;) Oh wasn't AI fun!? David A. IS wonderful...but I was so so glad that David Cook won. He's a very interesting and intriguing sort of person. Have a great day and weekend! xoxo

Tammy said...

Hi Cindy!
I'm so excited that David Cook won (of course since he is from the town I live in!) I just bought tickets to the AI tour which comes to KC at the end of August. It will be cool to see the top ten live.

I wish there was a way I could virtually train and encourage all my friends who want to get fit and healthy. I think I have truly found my passion and I would love to be able to share it with all of those who need a little nudge in the right direction. It is hard work and it takes a huge amount of discipline, but it is so worth it in the long run.

Enjoy your weekend sweetie. Love ya!

Tracey said...

Hi Cindy! We love going the wildflower farm! Hope you are having a wonderful three day weekend. ((BIG HUGS))

Laura said...

Hi! Happy Memorial Day. Isn't it just perfect weather! I wish it was the beach! Are you putting up the pool this year? I did something like that cake a few years ago, only with pound cake instead. It looks good! Have a good afternoon! Hugs

Lori said...

Hi Cindy!! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed your time off!
That cake looks wonderful!!
I was so happy that David Cook won, but I was also surprised I think.
Have a nice week!! ((BIG HUGS))!!