15 Years

15th Rezday

I have been a resident of Second Life for 15 years as of October 23, 2018. Pretty much rezzed in world every day of those 15 years. Of course, there are days when I haven’t. We all get burned out. But I have never been away for too long. Friendships have come and faded. Never gone.

My Second Life career started right away making jewelry. Caroline’s Jewelry closed early 2014, I believe. Fortunately, a few designers then let me have fun and blog for them. My true love of late has been the incredible food creations. I tend to shop Dust Bunny and Apple Fall when looking for food. Not too real, but not fake looking edibles. I like pairing them up with a recipe to try. So this is what I enjoy to do for now.

I am wearing Truth Hair – Oksana, my outfit is Zenith at Collabor88, Cae – Trinket Necklace, and the pose is An Lar Poses – Queenie. Most of the food on the table is Apple Fall – Autumn Treats. I tried to include my favorite designers in the picture, but I LOVE so many!! So you will find Dust Bunny, What Next, Tres Blah, and Half-Deer.

Onto dessert!! This cake was made for Second Life’s 15th Birthday! The recipe that I have paired with this is Spiced Peaches and Cream Cake. After following the recipe you can decorate the cake with blueberries for added color.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups cake flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
¾ tsp salt
2⅔ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
3 tsp vanilla extract
cups + 2 tbsp whole milk
3-4 ripe peaches, sliced
3 cups heavy whipping cream
For the Whipped Cream
6 tbsp sugar
tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
honey
Recipe for the Cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line three 8″ or 9″ round cake pans.
Whisk both flours, baking soda, spices and salt together. Set aside.
Beat with mixer the butter, sugar, and vanilla for about 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
One at a time, beat in eggs.
Using low speed, beat in flour mixture made above in 3 parts. Alternating with milk. in 2 parts. Beat for one minute or until batter is well combined and smooth.
Pour batter evenly into cake pans.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clan.
Remove cakes and place on wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
Trim cakes flat.
Recipe for Whipped Cream Frosting
Freeze mixing bowl and whisk for 10-20 minutes.
Add heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt into mixing bowl and whisk for 2-3 minutes on high. Stiff peaks should form.
Assembling the Cake

Spread whipped cream frosting onto trimmed cake layer. Add fresh peach slices. Repeat. The final layer will go on bottom side up. Drizzle honey on top.

For the complete recipe and lovely pictures go to Oh She Swooned.

Do You Dream of Snow?

Snow Dreaming

My dreams are filled with snow fun.

an lar [poses] The Cordaline Series @ ROMP
*Besom~Peach (Style ME) @ N21
.:[PUMEC] :. – .:CLEO:. – / December \ – SKIN (Catwa) @ N21
Veechi – Paris Shadow @ N21
Bossie. juicy pastel lipsticks [catwa] @ N21
=Zenith=Cutoff Shoulder Sweater(All Color+bonus Color)-Maitreya @ N21
Ingenue :: Ulla Sneakers (Maitreya) :: Crema
Izzie’s – Nordic Leggings
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
CATWA HEAD Tumble

Too Cute to Scare

=Zenith= & *The Mystic* Photo Contest Oct 2017 - Caroline Apollo

Zenith is having a photo contest to pick 6 new bloggers. These bloggers will get to blog for 3 months and 4 of them also get some linden dollars. See the contest rules here. I love the style of Zenith brand clothes and accessories. Best of luck!

an lar [poses] The Delia Series @ The Avenue
=Zenith=Witch dress (Bones) Maitreya @ Kustom9
=Zenith=Witch Rose bracelet ring (Orange) L -Maitreya @ Kustom9
=Zenith=Witch Rose bracelet ring (Orange) R -Maitreya @ Kustom9
=Zenith=Witch Rose Horn (Orange) L @ Kustom9
=Zenith=Witch Rose Horn (Orange) R @ Kustom9
Exile:: Jagged Edge
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Glam Affair – Mira – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Asia
Glam Affair – Mira Eyes Makep for Catwa Heads – SET 3
alaskametro  “Blossom” makeup palette – Catwa applier
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
CATWA HEAD Tumble

Location Anduril

Pumpkin Hide

Pumpkin Hide

HPMD has a pumpkin hunt going on. Find all of the hidden pumpkins around the sim for fall decor. The top of this Zenith outfit does make your hands go into this one pose. The purse is a part of the mesh outfit. Because of that it will warp with certain movements. It is still pretty though. I do love Zenith’s fashions. The purse has a color change hud, so you have some choice.

Glam Affair – Milu – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @C88
Veechi – Fall Foiled Shadow [Catwa] @ N21
!Oleander ~ Lynn. @ N21
=Zenith=autumn knit clothes with skirt (Rose) -Maitreya @ N21
fri. – Dani Warmers (Blush) @ N21
Veechi – Fall Foiled Shadow [Catwa] @ N21
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
CATWA HEAD Tumble