Joy in the Jumble has been around since 2009 ever since it’s author Amanda decided that blogging would be another creative outlet for her. This very versatile young mother of two is a Braille Printer by occupation and a *little bit of a lot of other* when she’s has time to devote to her many hobbies. Over the past 3 years Amanda has filled the pages of her site with stories of her children and husband, her extended family, her crafts and baking, book reviews on children’s books, and much, much more. She loves to organize, plan and decorate for parties, be it a children’s birthday or a bridal shower and her baking and theme decorating talents have been requested on several occasions. Amanda also loves to create adorable decorative bobby pins, pendants, earrings and even fascinators and she sells them all on her Etsy shop, Bossy Sprokets. Her wonderful ideas, be it a DIY craft or a fun recipe have been featured on no less than 10 blogs or link-up parties. Amanda’s writes each post on Joy in the Jumble from a place within herself that knows only how to tell her story as it really happened and she foregoes any attempt to gloss things over. *Good, bad or ugly *, she shares it all with her readers and no doubt, they too find much joy in the jumble. I’m very happy that Amanda is here today, sharing her story and recipe with us.
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I am Amanda Joy from a little blog called Joy in the Jumble.
I have been baking since I was four years old, and I love to create and share with
Back in July I was reading a post on the blog Sprinkle
Bakes. I saw that she had made a sweet treat for Frosting for the Cause. I
immediately wanted to join in. My family has experienced many different forms
of cancer. My Mother in Law is a breast cancer survivor, currently in remission and
had recently done the Race for the Cure. My Step Father is a Prostate Cancer
survivor, and my Great Grandmother, who passed away in May from complications to
age, was a Skin Cancer survivor. Two weeks prior to reading the Sprinkle
Bakes post, a high school friend lost her 34 year old Sister in Law to Breast
Cancer. My heart was broken for my friend and her family. A little girl
was left behind to grow up without her mommy, just the memories they had shared
together. I am grateful that my family was spared the death, though not
the worry, and that my Mother in Law is in remission. Yet my heart aches for
those families that face a battle lost and lives shattered.
and bottom of the bowl until incorporated. Add the hot water and mix slowly to
avoid splashing. Don’t panic that the batter now seems to runny, that is
normal and it will bake up properly.
to cool until room temperature.
overnight. Scoop out the thickened coconut cream and place it in
a chilled mixing bowl. Discard the coconut water at the bottom of the can, or
use it on another recipe. I learned this trick HERE.
of the coconut cream.
the milk. Beat until mixed, add more milk until desired consistency.
Place frosting into a piping bag with a 1M Wilton tip, and do a large swirl on each
brown. Once it has cooled, sprinkle onto each frosting top.