Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Better than .... Cake!

Hi!  It's Megan again with a super yummy recipe.  It's kind of like a better than sex cake, but I think it's even better!  As a bonus, it is all homemade, while still being very easy to make.  It would be a great cake to make for Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner.  It's sure to impress any audience! 

We will start with my Grandma Meier's No-Mix Chocolate Cake recipe.  Yup.  From scratch.  You can do it!  There are no eggs and no mixer involved in the making of the cake.  

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cups cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
1/2 package instant chocolate pudding mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp vinegar
2 cups warm water

Lightly mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and pudding mix.  Then add oil, vanilla, vinegar and water.  Mix well but do not beat.  Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until  done.  Cool.

chocolate syrup
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
caramel ice cream topping

Poke holes in the top of a cake- I use a butter knife.  Drizzle chocolate syrup into the holes.  Whip heavy whipping cream and sugar together until stiff, and spread on top of cake.  Drizzle with chocolate syrup and caramel topping.  Keep refrigerated.  You can make this the day of, but I wouldn't make it any further ahead.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Big News for Down This Road Designs

For the past few months I have been working hard on getting a website put together for my business….Down This Road Designs.  With a lot of help from my amazing friends (who I first met online!!).  I could not have done this without the help!!  I am also so grateful for all of you who have helped make Down This Road Deisgns what it is today.  Without your encouragment and support for me and my designs.....I am not sure if I would still be designing today!
Thanks so much for being there for me!

I am very pleased to announce that DownThisRoadDesigns.com is open TODAY!!!

I have a new blog too.  Be sure to check out future updates at DownThisRoadDesigns.com/blog/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!!!

I have a Sneak Peek for you....this will be releasing tomorrow!!
I also have an announcement for you.....it will be some big news for Down This Road Designs!!!  Stay tuned I will announce it tomorrow!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Releases at ScrapMatters

I have some things from last months Guest Spot at Ginger Scraps that I am now putting into my ScrapMatters Shop!!  You can get them at 20% off this weekend!!
Ginger Sweet

Ginger Sweet Add-on

Road Maps Vol. 3

And Brand New!!!  Commercial Use Heart Doodles Vol. 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Stack Exchange at ScrapMatters

Do you like my kit Snowy Tales?!!  ScrapMatters is using it for the Stack Exchange this month!!!  So if you participate you will get all the goodies that were created this month as your prize!!!  How awesome is that?!!!

If you do now own the kit yet you can pick it up and play along.  Snowy Tales is 30% off until the end of the month!!!  
Snowy Tales

Monday, January 9, 2012

Manic Monday

Are you ready for Manic Monday?!!!  Today I have Look For Rainbows - Girl on sale for 50% off.
Look For Rainbows - Girl

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guest Creative Team Call

Guest CT Call for Down This Road Designs
Do you want to be a guest on my Creative Team? Do you love my designs
and want to work with them and promote them?

*One layout or hybrid project per new release
*Be active in my private CT forum
*Post layouts at ScrapMatters and two other galleries of your choice.
*Layouts must be posted on your blog with credits if you have a blog.
*Enable my products 4 times a month
*1 blog or newsletter article a month

*Guest spots will run from January 15, 2015 to March 15, 2012
*Guests may be offered a permanent spot after the Guest term
Subject: Guest CT Call
by January 15th with the following information:
*Name, Forum usernames, and CT obligations
*Link to your most complete gallery and a link to a layout using my designs
*A little about yourself and tell my why you would like to be part of my team.

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