I was very excited to find that my chocolate cake placed 3rd in the fair! All that late night frosting making and baking paid off. Well at least with the chocolate cake, the zucchini bread placed almost last, but whose counting.
I have always said I wanted to enter something besides our sheep in the fair. This year I finally did it! I entered Zucchini Bread and Chocolate Cake (with cream cheese frosting).
The baking was judged this morning. We will find out when we go back to feed the sheep tonight now I did.
Last night I did what every 28-year old woman does,
Make frosting for my cake entry in the Coshocton County Fair. That's typical for my age group right?
This is my go to recipe for frosting. It is not too sweet but at the same time not too "cream-cheesy".
1/2 Cup Room Temperature Butter
1 8oz package of Room Temperature Cream Cheese
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
5 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups powder sugar
On medium speed, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla until light and fluffy. Then on low-medium beat in sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, fully incorporating between additions. Add until desired consistency and taste.
This past week was our neighboring county's fair. Thursday was the livestock auction, where the 4-H kids sell their animals to buyers for both meat and back to farm breeding stock. We took this opportunity to support a 4-H member and grow our flock by one ewe.
Our purchase was from a first year 4-H member. On Sunday we went back to the fair to pick her up. As we loaded the ewe up onto our truck I asked if she had a name.
"Yes, it's Chocolate Chunk".
Chocolate Chunk, welcome to Whinmont Farm.
By the way, I happen to love the name Chocolate Chunk.
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