Our church small group recently threw a surprise going away party for our friend who is going on a missions trip to Australia for the rest of the year. In keeping with the Australian theme, I made a koala bear cake. The inside is Funfetti cake mix–two 8″ round cakes on top of each other. I baked another two 8″ round cakes and cut the ear and nose shapes from those. The icing is Wilton’s buttercream recipe with heavy cream instead of milk.
I did not take pictures during the best point of the snow when we had about seven inches on the ground and snow piled high on every branch and twig. It was absolutely beautiful and there are so many photographs I envisioned and wished I’d had my camera for, but I chose to go out and play with friends and make memories that were even better than photos. We built a mama and baby snowman, went sledding, and ate snow—many winter firsts for this Florida girl! :)