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I have to admit that my mom was the coolest mom on the block when it came to cakes… birthday cakes, Easter cakes, Valentine’s Day cakes–the coolest shaped cakes for any occasion! She even once made a Winter Olympic themed cake with snow, a rink, a ski jump and more!
 
Now I have to say that my mom has competition… Ben — a 6 year old Angry Birds fan — may have a dad that is right up there in the cool cakemaker category with my mom! Check out the cool cake he made for his son:
Sweet!
 
Plus Ben got to play with his food!
 
Kim 😉
Are you hosting an Oscar party tonight?! Why not impress your guests with these cocktails inspired by Oscar-nominated movies! They are truly buzz worthy! haha
 

The Punk Genius Billionaire
Inspired By: The Social Network
2 oz. DOBEL Tequila
½ oz. Blue Curacao
Splash Tonic

Shake DOBEL tequila and blue curacao with ice.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Add tonic and garnish with a lemon.

The DOBEL Jab
Inspired By: The Fighter
1 1/2 oz DOBEL tequila
1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
1 lime wedge
Ginger beer

Combine DOBEL tequila, orange curacao and vermouth with ice.
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

The Vintage Sunrise
Inspired By: 127 Hours
1 oz Maestro DOBEL tequila
¾ oz crème de cassis
1 oz orange juice
1 orange wedge
Club Soda

Combine DOBEL Tequila, orange juice, crème de cassis and club soda with ice
Shake and strain over ice and garnish with a orange wedge.

Parents’ Lemonade
Inspired By: The Kids Are All Right
1.5 oz DOBEL Tequila
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz club soda
6 medium-sized mint leaves

Muddle mint with simple syrup in a tall glass.
Add DOBEL tequila, lemon juice, and ice and shake vigorously.
Strain over fresh ice and garnish with lemon wheels.

Twisted
Inspired By: Black Swan
1 oz DOBEL Tequila
1.5 oz  Black Rasberry liqueur
0.5 oz amaretto liqueur

Shake DOBEL tequila & amaretto with ice. Strain into chocolate rimmed martini glass. Shake black rasberry liqueur with ice & layer into martini glass.

Enjoy responsibly!
 
Kim 😉
Have you made your Oscar predictions yet?! You don’t want to show up at the office tomorrow boasting that all your predictions were right wihtout proof to show for it, now do you?! Print off your very own official oscar ballot RIGHT HERE!
 
To help you make your choices, here are a couple stats I found on a gaming site:
 
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale is favored to win 1/7, with Geoffrey Rush a distant second at 4/1. At 80/1, Jeremy Renner might as well stay home!
 
As for the other major categories, the odds overwhelmingly favor Natalie Portman for Best Actress at 1/12 and Colin Firth for Best Actor at 1/33. For Best Picture, ‘The King’s Speech’ leads the pack at 2/9.
 
When it comes to “people’s choice”, see what trends are showing up on social networks:
 
I’d love to see James Franco win for 127 Hours — the first time a host would also win an Oscar since 1958. However, even he doubts that it will happen, putting his bets on Colin Firth!
 
We’ll see tonight!
Kim 😉
You can’t just do that!
 
At a California concert last week, Pop legend Prince threw a guitar into the audience, but later requested it be returned!
 

Perry Litchfield, who paid 750$ to be in the front row at the show, caught the guitar after the singer tossed it into the audience. He says he was mobbed by fans immediately after the lucky catch, as they attempted to take a look at his prize.

But when things finally calmed down, a stage hand approached him and told him to give the guitar back, telling him that it was just part of the show — giving him a guitar pick instead!

Mr Litchfield, of course, wants the guitar back!!

“Throw something into the stands, or into the crowd, it’s customary that the people who get it, get it.”

Check out the video of the incident HERE

What do you think?! Should he get to keep the guitar?!

Kim 😉

Did you know that YouTube started off as a video dating site dubbed “Tune In Hook Up,”?!  The three co-founders ultimately decided not to go that route when one was unable to find footage online of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” and then when they were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations.
 
The first video they uploaded was quite boring (co-founder Jawed Karim in front of the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo) yet as had 4,335,711 views since its online debut on April 23rd, 2005. Check it out:
 
 

 
For the last three years YouTube has pranked its millions of users every April Fools Day. In 2009 YouTube turned the site upside down! Can’t wait to see what YouTube has in store for 2011.
 
Cool facts:
 

As of February 2011, YouTube has 490 million unique users worldwide per month, who rack up an estimated 92 billion page views each month. We spend around 2.9 billion hours on YouTube in a month — over 325,000 years (those stats are just for the main YouTube website — they don’t incorporate embedded videos or video watched on mobile devices).

YouTube says that on average there are more than 400 tweets per minute containing a YouTube link. Meanwhile, over on Facebook over 150 years worth of YouTube videos are watched every single day!!!! CRAZY!

Not counting music videos (which due to licensing restrictions are often shown only in the U.S. on YouTube & Justin Beiber wins that with his video “Baby”), the Top 3 most viewed video of all time is the classic “Charlie bit my finger,” with an astounding 282,881,202 (at the time of writing), then it’s “The Sneezing Baby Panda” and “Paul Potts Signs Nessun Dorma

Now you know!!

Kim 😉

Did you see this photo of Alanis Morissette’s newborn son — Ever Imre?! What a cutie!
 
Alanis tweeted the photo last week & summed it up in a single word: “Amazing,” she wrote. 
 

Alanis and husband Mario ‘Souleye’ Treadway welcomed baby Ever on Xmas day. Days after his birth, she Tweeted that she was “moved beyond words and so grateful” and “so in love with my new nuclear family.”

Cute & congrats!

Kim 😉

 

IKEA is recalling a current line of baby cribs due to fear of collapsing mattresses that could suffocate any children that could become trapped…

The crib in question is the IKEA SINGLAR baby crib. About 6000 have been sold in Canada.

The four main bolts that hold the mattress down are not long enough and could be the reason for collapsing if incorrectly assembled.

IKEA urges customers with the crib to check it immediatly. If the mattress support bolts extend through the nuts, the crib is fine. If not, IKEA is saying that they have a free repair kit to help the crib.

Kim 😉


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