Fearsome bakes Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa

Fearsome is a war fuzzy beard. He loves him a good warm fuzzy flick. One of his favorites is Steel Magnolias. He saw it first as the play live onstage long before there ever was a movie. Great play if you ever get a chance to see it onstage, do yourself a favor and see it performed live.

Theres a scene in the shop where Truvy shares a recipe with Clairee called Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa. That exchange has always stayed with me.

I never really thought of making it. This week when all hell was breaking loose in Washington, I decided to do something for me. I decided to bake myself a cake. I remembered that scene and remembered Truvy sharing “I call it Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa and it’s so easy you don’t even need to write it down, a Cuppa sugar, a Cuppa flour and a Cuppa fruit cocktail.”

I didn’t google or you tube it as I’ve gotten quite used to making my cakes from scratch and know the basics to start most any cake. I wanted a layer cake with a nice butter creme icing so I did this:

2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of fruit cocktail (in juice…not syrup), 1 stick of butter, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Throw it all in a bowl (do not drain the fruit cocktail) and beat medium to high for a good three minutes. The mixer will smash the fruit up a bit but that’s a good thing for an actual layer cake. Split into 9 inch round pans and bake at 325 degrees F for about 30 minutes (check with a toothpick right when sides just start to pull away and if toothpick comes out clean you are good to go). Cool 10 minutes in pans and then dump out onto paper to fully cool.

When cool ice with a nice butter creme icing which is easy!

1 box powdered sugar, 1 stick butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup whole milk. Throw it all into a bowl and beat on high until smooth creamy and spreadable, add a few drops more milk if needed smoother.

Fearsome’s version of Truvy’s Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa

It’s delicious!

Truvy’s actual recipe is in the video and is simpler, I watched this video after making the cake. I’m happy with the full on cake I came up with.

Comic-Con Day 4

Fearsome started his day with a stop by “Vikings” for a quick photo shoot.

Click THIS to check him out!

Fearsome attended a panel about creating his very own first novel.

He picked up his new custom handmade just for him full leather Batman Mask.

He stopped by to check out what Disasterina was wearing today and she was busy eating a pink donut.

Then stopped by to give Snoopy a hug. Fearsome loves him some Snoopy.

Stopped by the Marvel booth to pet the Canine.

Ran into a Transformer

Checked in at the Scooby Doo signing

Liked this guy’s cosplay

Loved these three

Bumped into Kevin Bacon

…and…Completed the day with  his Star Wars fix

Comic-Con Day 3

Fearsome on his way into Comic-Con stops at Kong’s hand as he lay after his death.

Artist’s Alley, rows of artists that you can watch, talk to and purchase directly from.

Island fever

Princesses

Common everyday folk

Large scale cosplay

Humorous cosplay

Disasterina

Stan Lee

Thor

Just because

 

Redrum

Over the top cosplay

Comic-Con 2017 Day 2

Wow.

Walking in at 7:30 this morning

Morning Comic-conners gathering across the street

Fearsome with his pal Spidey

Mother Theresa & Pope John Paul Comics …who knew?

Expensive comics

Nice backside

Robin

Camping out for tomorrow morning’s panels in hall H.  Yup that’s asphalt in the sun but at least it’s waterfront on the bay.

Street Cosplay

A Viking’s funeral procession

Oops, looks like they picked up a stray Jesus

Damn Zombies

What Comic-Con is really about, sharing ideas, skill and knowledge

Fun Cosplay

Nice backside has a Nice frontside too

The Walking Dead autograph signing

More Walking Dead autographs

Just because

Pebbles and her dad Fred

Austin and a couple of his girls

Comic-Con 2017 Preparing for Preview Night

Today’s LA Times featured this ARTICLE about Comic-Con’s famous Hall H, the most important room in all of Hollywood. If you definitely want to see Stars, you can see them in Hall H. In all of my trips to Comic-Con International I’ve never made it through the doors of Hall H. Comic-Con has yet to start and right now there are people camped out waiting for Hall H to open tomorrow morning. Hall H is the largest panel meeting space at Comic-Con, but it only holds 6,500 people and daily attendance at Comic-Con is merely 130,000. If I attend a panel, it’s in a smaller meeting hall with lesser known personalities and no overnight waiting lines.

Comic-Con for me is the convention hall floor. People watching nirvana. I’ll be there soon, say around 4:30 pm this afternoon, to grab my spot in line for the official opening of Preview night at 6:00 pm.

 

Comic-Con 2017 Countdown

It’s almost here…

Nicely embossed little box…

Filled with an all four day pass including Preview Night!

It’s been a long wait since that final day last year. Nerdvanna is almost upon us! This is gonna be good! You can check out the schedule of events HERE.

Any readers have a special request from the inside? Let me know via comments and let’s see what Fearsome can do.

Fireflies

Summer childhood memories.

Punching holes in a metal lid for the glass relish jar that in which I would later imprison several unlucky ones.

Lightning bugs, as I called them, were always a summer highlight. Little did I realize the depth of their striking beauty.

We don’t have fireflies here in Southern California. While I do prefer my SoCal summer weather over the sweltering humidity of my native southeast, I sure do miss my mesmerizing little friends.

Whats one of your favorite summertime childhood memories?

…oh and Happy Summer Solstice 2017!

Swirl it, twirl it, twerk it, swerve…

…Work it if you’ve got the nerve

SWERLK

Scissor Sisters & MNDR team up to help the Contigo Fund which emerged out of the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando. All proceeds from this single will go to support the Contigo Fund and you can click HERE to donate and get a download of this fabulous dance anthem.

Thanks to JMG for grabbing our attention!

Festival – Evita!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Y’all!

Now get those toes a tappin’ and bootys a shakin’ to Festival’s1979 Evita!

Side A

…and side B…

Disco music of an era … shirtless sweaty mustached men pulsing on the dance floor.

Love, smiles and purr

Yes Fearsome is posting a cat video, kittens no less. It will make your day a better day.

This is just one of the many reasons we support The San Diego Humane Society. This feature short highlights their kitten nursery that cares for, nurses to health, spays, neuters and manages to find homes for more than 5,000 kittens a year. Yes that is FIVE THOUSAND kittens per year.

The San Diego Humane Society “got to zero” in July 2014 and has remained at zero since that date.

“Zero” means that zero rehabilitatable animals are euthanized by this facility. We are proud to stand with and support such a facility.

Could it be that maybe we are fostering a second Yorkie? Maybe a cousin of Phoebe?

Why yes we are, and her name is Betty!

Betty