Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chef Jessica's Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups, plus 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 5 eggs, lightly whisked
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

White-chocolate Cheesecake Topping
  • 2 eggs, room temprature
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped white chocolate

Monday, October 20, 2014

Jessica Rabbit Merchandise Review #70 - Jessica's Long Board Surf Shack Mug

It's been many years since the debut of Jessica's in her Hawaiian outfit. In 2003 a pin was released with Jessica in front of a large surf board and clad in a bikini top and grass skirt. This image later made its way to a t-shirt, a hat, a button-down shirt, a framed print and a beach towel. Take a look at the newest beach-going Jessica merchandise - the Surf Shack Mug.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Flashback Friday - Jessica Rabbit On Robot Chicken

The P-P-P-Perfect Crime was Robot Chicken's dark-humor parody featuring Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit, Baby Herman and O.J. Simpson. Parody of Jessica Rabbit is few and far between, and this one is quite out-there. Read up about the skit - and watch it: - A Jessica Rabbit Site: Jessica Rabbit on Robot Chicken

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York Comic Con Roger and Jessica Rabbit Funko Two-Pack

The New York Comic Con went down on October 9-12 in the Javits Center. Toy Tokyo had an Exclusive Funko POP! Figure two-pack of Roger and Jessica Rabbit available. Roger and Jessica are numbers 103 and 104 of the Disney Funko Collection. This is the first two-pack we have seen of them together and are the same figures as the ones released separately.

Monday, October 13, 2014

13 Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pins #13

Title: Jessica Rabbit Halloween Costume Jumbo Series 2007
Released: October 8 2007 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95 each
Limited Edition: 250 each

LISTEN WELL, I'M JUST DRWAN THAT WAY! Unlike Jessica Rabbit Halloween pins before 2007, the pins in this series were jumbo sized - and it was the first year that Jessica got to dress as some of Disney's most memorable characters. I did manage to get Jessica Rabbit as Maleficent the day it was released. How I got it I don't know, but it's now THE most sought after Jessica Halloween pin, and Maleficent has become a very popular Disney character. Ending the 13 Creepy, Kooky, Spooky Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pins countdown is Jessica Rabbit as Maleficent. She is fully dressed as the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty. This is a great pin and I never thought Jessica could make Maleficent look so good! She's decked out in the full black and purple costume, horns and magic staff. This pin did sell out fast the same day.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

13 Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pins #12

Title: Halloween 2008 Series Witch Jessica Pin
Released: October 6 2008 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95
Limited Edition: 250
Sold Out

One of the fastest pins to sell out for Halloween 2008 was Witch Jessica Rabbit pin. Jessica is in full length fishnets, a large witch hat with a tattered veil, pointy gloves and a dress. She's sitting on a cauldron with green bubbles foaming around her. This is definitely one of my favorite pins - but beware when looking for it nowadays as there seem to be many fakes of this pin around.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

13 Jessica Rabbit Halloween Pins #11

Title: Jessica Rabbit Halloween Costume Jumbo Series 2009
Released: October 19 2009 on Disney's Website
Price: $16.95
Limited Edition: 300
Sold Out

After years of fast and mysterious pin sell out's and many complications with their website, Disney finally listened to customers and took action for 2009. The Tinker Bell, Jessica Rabbit and LE 100 Halloween pins required customers to order them by phone and were also limited to 3 pins per design per customer - and it was to stay in effect for a 24 hour period while supplies lasted - and it was something that worked! Customers got all treats and no tricks.

Jessica Rabbit as Ursula from The Little Mermaid was the favorite of that year. Jessica is totally redressed in a Ursula costume, complete with a black tentacle dress and seashell necklace, showing a lot of leg - in purple stockings and black heels. Jessica even has a tuft of grey hair, just like Ursula's. This is the first Jessica as Ursula pin to be release. There was another released at the Disney Studio Store in 2013.