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    • Renting a car?

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      jclfjanet

      Are my boyfriend and I the only people renting a car? smiley6.gif I think the local people might be bringing their own cars, but anyone else out there renting a car?

      We considered relying on taxis/ the shuttle bus for transportation, but we have family to see in China Springs, TX (outside of Waco, the happiest place on earth smiley4.gif ) so we decided to get a car.

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    • Renting a car?

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      jclfjanet

      Are my boyfriend and I the only people renting a car? smiley6.gif I think the local people might be bringing their own cars, but anyone else out there renting a car?

      We considered relying on taxis/ the shuttle bus for transportation, but we have family to see in China Springs, TX (outside of Waco, the happiest place on earth smiley4.gif ) so we decided to get a car.

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    • To all of the crafty people:

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      jclfjanet

      Anyone have any semi-easy means of feminizing T-shirts? I have a few RT t-shirts (obviously! smiley6.gif ) but thought it would be cute to kind of alter them and make them a little more girly. I have seen some of my derby teammates using big t-shirts, cutting extra fabric and lacing it up the sides, which was cute but somewhat time-consuming. So far I'm going to go with this, but am interested in any other (and possibly easier) ideas. Anyone else have inspiration?

      Any ideas would be great! smiley13.gif

      Post edited 4/25/11 6:38PM

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    • To all of the crafty people:

      in Forums > To all of the crafty people: | Follow this topic

      jclfjanet

      Anyone have any semi-easy means of feminizing T-shirts? I have a few RT t-shirts (obviously! smiley6.gif ) but thought it would be cute to kind of alter them and make them a little more girly. I have seen some of my derby teammates using big t-shirts, cutting extra fabric and lacing it up the sides, which was cute but somewhat time-consuming. So far I'm going to go with this, but am interested in any other (and possibly easier) ideas. Anyone else have inspiration?

      Any ideas would be great! smiley13.gif

      Post edited 4/25/11 6:38PM

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    • RT Times Issue 6 teasers

      8 years ago

      jclfjanet

      Did you know that RT Times issue 6 teasers have been posted to The RT Times Group for some time now?

      You should join the group and check it out.


      /plugging. smiley0.gif

    • In honor of easter

      8 years ago

      jclfjanet

      ....I changed my profile pic back to Zombie Jesus. Because I feel it's appropriate for the whole, "Jesus rising from the dead" bit.


      Also, I'm building an army of fondant blue birds, who will sit in waiting on top of cupcakes until my orders come to take over the universe!!!

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      And also, here's this:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUnH9NECSUU

      Alright, I think I've filled my blasphemy quota for today.

      Happy Easter, ya'll!



    • Derby Dolls- Close call!

      8 years ago

      jclfjanet

      The Roller Derby program I am a part of has three teams, and one of the teams was in North Carolina for a bout this weekend when the tornadoes that have been ripping through the country struck. They were evacuated down into a basement at the Carolina Rollergirls' arena. YIKES. The tornado hit one town over and everyone was okay, so that's cool.

      Here's a video that one of the girls did with KUSI about the incident. It's funny at the beginning to hear the guy talking about Derby. I'm pretty sure he has no idea what he's saying, but he moves his arms kind of funny.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdQgOVDJ8To&feature=feedu

    • 8 years ago

      jclfjanet
    • RT Times Issue 5 up and out.

      8 years ago

      jclfjanet

      I've been done for days, and have just been staring at it maniacally day and night. I figure I'll just put it up so I can actually get something else done. I'm a freak about typos in that I hate them, but I know they are inevitable.

      At any rate, I hope you enjoy. I had a lot of stuff that I had to cut for space reasons, so I will more-than-likely be making another issue within a month or two (I'm shooting for before RTX) so look out for that.

      If you want to, by the way, please join the RT Times group for more issues and behind the scenes stuff.

      And yes, you will have to click for a bigger size: enjoy!

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    • Irish Car bomb Cupcakes.

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      jclfjanet

      So, I made a special cupcake last night: in honor of us booking our hotel for RTX (the doubletree with everyone else- why hassle with staying anywhere else?) and, in true RT community form, I decided to try out an Irish car bomb cupcake. smiley0.gif

      So it's a guinness chocolate cake with a bailey's chocolate filling and a Jameson and chocolate glaze. I grappled with the filling, trying to decide whether to make a bailey's whipped cream filling, or a bailey's chocolate filling. I decided on the chocolate filling because it would keep longer than the whipped cream, but I might try the whipped cream and baileys later.

      I then added the whiskey glaze on top and was happy with it (elated, in fact). However, my boyfriend is a frosting freak and told me to try putting a frosting on top, so I whipped up a bailey's butter cream and topped it with that. I'm happy with both iterations, but a little more partial towards just the whiskey chocolate glaze. My boyfriend, on the other hand, prefers the frosted version, so....

      So here are the pictures of the process. I will put the recipe at the bottom for anyone who wants to see and try themselves.

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      Guinness, chocolate and butter. YESSS please.

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      Fully baked cuppies. Ready for dissection. smiley0.gif

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      I used the opening of a piping tip to hollow out a little portion inside for the bailey's chocolate filling to go into. You could also use a mellon baller or whatever else works.

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      The bailey's chocolate filling going in.

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      After that chocolate is melted and mixed, you're going in, Jameson!

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      The whiskey ganache glaze all spread over. I was done here, but....

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      My boyfriend wanted frosting, so I whipped up and piped on a bailey's buttercream. It was awesome as well.

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      Check out that delicious, gooey bailey's filling!!! smiley13.gif


      Cake:
      1 cup Guinness
      2 sticks (1cup) butter
      3/4 cup cocoa powder
      2 cups flower
      2 cups sugar
      1 1/2 tsp baking soda
      1 tsp salt
      2 eggs
      2/3 cup sour cream.

      Mix together flower, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. Simmer guinness and butter in a saucepan until butter is melted. Add cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. As it cools, mix eggs and sour cream in a mixer or with a hand mixer. Add chocolate and guinness mixture, then add dry ingredients until just completely incorporated. Put into 24 cupcake liners and bake at 350 for 17 minutes. Remove and cool.

      Bailey's filling:
      3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
      1 cup milk chocolate chips
      2 tbsp butter
      2-6 tbsp bailey's irish cream (depending on taste. I used all 6 tbsp :-) LOL)

      When cupcakes have cooled, use a mellon baller or opening of a piping tip to hollow a small 1-inch ball out of each cupcake. Mix together heavy cream and butter until simmering. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. After 30-60 seconds, mix until completely smooth. Add Bailey's to taste and stir until incorporated. Spoon into hollowed out cupcakes.

      Jameson chocolate glaze
      3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
      1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
      2 tbsp butter
      2-6 tbsp Jameson or other Irish whiskey.

      Simmer cream and butter. Remove from heat and add semi-sweet chips. After about 30-60 seconds, stir until smooth. Add whiskey. Spoon a dollop onto the tops of the cupcakes and use a spatula or flat side of a spoon to spread over the entire tops of the cupcakes.

      Bailey's butter cream
      4 cups powdered' sugar
      2 sticks butter at room temperature (important),
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      2-4 tablespoons Bailey's Irish cream.

      Cream together powdered sugar and butter. Add wet ingredients until fully mixed. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes. If frosting is too thin, add more powered sugar or place into fridge for 30 minutes before spreading.

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