Saturday, June 16, 2012

Madagascar 3 Circus Circle Party! #Madagascar3

To celebrate the release of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted in theaters on June 8th, I was chosen by DreamWorks Animation and Crowdtap to host a circus party for the release of the movie.  They sent me the following in a digital package FREE to make me the hostest with the mostest!

  • A crack-a-lackin recipe for Marty's zebra cake
  • A classic game with a "mad" twist featuring Gloria
  • Decorations, masks and face paint ideas to get everyone into the Madagascar mood
  • Fun activities and games to keep the party movin'
For our party we decided to make it a Mad 2 Movie Party! We served popcorn, peanuts, nachos, cheezits, cokes, bottled water and of course Marty's Zebra Cake! The kiddos had lots of fun coloring the activity sheets and making the masks and of course I had the camera handy to capture the "ZOOSTERS" in action!
We've heard how great Madagascar 3 is and can't wait to watch it ourselves. Thank you DreamWorks and Crowdtap for this opportunity!

Marty's Zebra Cake Recipe

Eggs – 4
Sugar – 1C
Milk – 1C
Oil – 1C
Vanilla Powder ???- 1/3 t, I used vanilla extract
All Purpose Flour – 2C
Baking Powder- 1T
Cocoa– 2T


In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar until creamy and light in color.
Add milk and oil, and continue beating until well blended.
Add vanilla extract to the mixture. Gradually add flour and then beat until the batter is smooth.
Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions. Keep one portion plain. Add cocoa powder into another and mix well. Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease the baking tray with oil.

The most important part is assembling the cake batter in a baking pan. Scoop 3 heaped tablespoons of plain batter into the middle of the baking pan. Then scoop 3 tablespoons of cocoa batter and pour it in the center on top of the plain batter. If you're careful you should find concentric circles of alternating colors forming in the tray. Repeat until all the mixture is used.

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes. I don't think I need to tell anyone how to check and see if a cake is done. Use a toothpick. Then decorate it how you want when cool and eat.  (Now, I am not going to lie to you, my baking powder was OLD, so this will be a remake at my nest. Don't you hate when that happens? This is just a simple marble cake recipe for crying out loud!)

It's Melman and Gloria...or is it?

Very pleased with her creations!

Marty wears glasses?

Ha Ha..silly Zoosters!
(not the best picture, but...honestly how often do you catch a lion, giraffe, hippo and zebra all together?)

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