Friday, March 21, 2008

Mama Got a KitchenAid!

Woo hoo! Now I have to figure out what I'm going to make to inaugurate it with... Can you tell I'm excited? I've wanted one for awhile and the opportunity presented itself last Saturday night. I didn't want to steal the limelight from Cory's birthday so I waited to share it with you all... but this has made my day week month!

This is the one and yes, I got it in Empire Kodiak Red.

Here's Cory helping Mama bid on it.

See the Christian school where my mom works has an auction every year and it's fun to go for the social life even if we can't afford don't buy anything. My mom's class always does a "cookbook" with the kids bringing in their favorite recipes and they have pictures with interviews with the "chefs". It's very elaborate and you know all the parents want it. Well, this year they paired it with this mixer (the Kodiak Red is because of the local high school colors, also where I graduated from).

One of the moms really wanted the cookbook this year since this is the last year either of her boys will be in my mom's class... but she already has a nicer mixer and her hubby said, "don't you go bringing that home now!". I was excited about this mixer, but since I don't know any of the kids in my mom's class didn't really care about the book. (and these one of a kind class items always go for a LOT) So when I heard she wanted it I offered to go in on it with her. We did and we won!

I didn't get a "deal" on it, but that's okay because it's supporting the school. Which in the end made $46,000! That's like double what they've ever made at an auction! $11,000 came in for the scholarship fund, which is new, but that's an awesome contribution! So exciting!

Now, if only I'd had the mixer on Saturday when I was making double batches of cupcakes and cream cheese frosting for Cory's birthday in my little tiny kitchen...

Technically the mixer was mine by the time I got to the frosting, but I came home early to put Cory to bed and Brian brought it home with him at the end. I didn't want to start making icing at 11pm so I did it with my little hand mixer. And got green frosting all over me and the kitchen!

But I was proud of my handiwork. Here's the froggy man's cake!

And the extra cupcakes. We had 3 dozen total. After the party there were a dozen left... and they were gone by Wednesday. I have to say, cream cheese frosting is awesome! ;)


  1. Im so jealous and happy for you at the same time. Im dying for one myself and have had to use my old old hand mixer as well and it slows down after 5 minutes of mixing. Enjoy your mixer. Let us know what you make.

  2. I am UBER jealous!!! Love that mixer. And how cute is that cupcake cake!

  3. Your cupcakes are adorable! We got a KitchenAid mixer as a wedding present 7 years ago . . . I still use it, and still love it!


  4. I LOVE my kitchen aid!!!! Word of advice: LEAVE IT OUT!!!! If it's not out where you can use it, you won't!

    Those "cakes" are to die for!!!!!

    ... 6 months till little one's first birthday... I wonder if I could do something like this...

    ~scrapy BlogHopping

  5. Anonymous8:26 AM

    I LOVE my Kitchen Aid! IT makes the best baked goods, especially cookies.


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