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Welcome to my blog! My name is Grace Piper Fields. I am a singer/songwriter/actor/dancer based in Kansas City. Thanks for following along on my many adventures! 

Celebrate Good Times!

Celebrate Good Times!

I love parties, don't get me wrong, but getting ready for them can be just as fun! My family's most recent event was a dinner party to celebrate my grandma’s 80th birthday, and the birthday of my two great-aunts. I’m always happy when the task assigned to me is something fun and creative. This time I was the lucky one who got to assemble the cheese board and decorate the birthday cake.

I had never put together a cheese board before, so I decided to do it by food catagories. My mom found this awesome cheese board at The Better Cheddar in Kansas City.

  1. First for the cheese- we served herbed goat cheese, gouda, brie, and dill havarti.  I arranged them in atternating colors.

  2. Next I added the meats. I rolled some of them and left some of the thicker ones flat.

  3. Then I added fruit- grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. 

  4. I also sprinkled in handfuls of mixed nuts.

  5. The finishing touch was adding some groupings of herbs around the board to fill in the gaps.

I hope you enjoy the video I put together to show the progression on the cheese board.

I put a variety of crackers in a separate basket.

I put a variety of crackers in a separate basket.

We made a trip to McClain’s for some of their famous cookies.

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A birthday is never complete without a glorious birthday cake! We made a three tier, almond cake from scratch. I frosted it with pink, almond frosting and used some of the techniques I learned at a cake decorating class last winter. I then decorated it with a cluster of fresh fruit and fresh roses. Instead of candles, we found the number “80” in small sparklers. I think Grammy and my aunts really enjoyed their special day!

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The Lights Fest✨

The Lights Fest✨

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