Friday, November 6, 2020

Dear Abby - Videos Abby Likes: A Wiener Dog Cake

Dear Friends,

How are you and how is your week going? I am having a good week. It has been cool here but we are going to get warmer weather for the next week, which means extra walking time outside. Hooray!

I have a really fun video to share with you today. (Thanks, Shari, for sending this link to me.) It is a Wiener Dog cake. Yes, you read that right. It was created by a baker from Sideserf Cake Studio.  She was inspired by a real dachshund named Oskar. She created a cake based on a picture of Oskar lying in bed with a blanket. She molded Oskar's head out of molding chocolate. By the time she was finished the cake really looks JUST LIKE a dachshund! I especially like his little paws sticking out of the edge of the blanket.  He looks so cozy!  Momma says the cake is way too cute to eat.  I am not sure that I agree with her.  (My philosophy:  all food is good!)

Without further ado, here is the dachshund cake video:

What do you think?  Would you eat the cake or just admire it?

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


Abby xoxoxo

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Fair Trade (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Heather Day Gilbert

Book Synopsis

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.  

With the one-year anniversary of the now-successful Barks & Beans Cafe approaching, siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield set up an iced coffee booth at the state fair. Taking a break from brewing, Macy bumps into Carolina, a long-lost childhood friend who’s now sitting pretty as a country superstar. Macy tries not to fangirl too hard when her old friend extends an invitation to meet the rest of the Carolina Crush band before their opening show.  

But when Carolina falls victim to not one, but two near-death experiences, Macy takes it upon herself to find out who has it in for her old friend. Fortified with plenty of roasted corn, cinnamon rolls, and her brother’s signature iced maple latte, Macy takes to the Ferris wheel to get the lay of the land from the air. She discovers too late that this year’s fair isn’t all fun and games…but she’s already locked in for the ride. Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! 

The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.

The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
Book 3: Fair Trade

Author Bio

HEATHER DAY GILBERT, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, enjoys writing contemporary mysteries set in her home state of West Virginia. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect what they love.

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