This entry is sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All opinions are mine.
Spend the holiday season laughing at the (rapidly escalating) family henanigans at war with grandpa!
Based on the award-winning children’s book, Grandpa’s War is now available on Digital and will be released tomorrow, the 22nd. December, available on Blu-ray.
about the war with grandfather
Peter (Oakes Fegley), a sixth grader, is a normal guy, he loves playing, hanging out with his friends and wearing his favorite pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently deceased grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves into Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most precious possession: his bedroom. Peter doesn’t want to allow such an injustice and offers a series of increasingly elaborate tricks to chase the intruder away, but Grandpa Ed won’t give up without a fight. Soon the befriended warriors end up in a total war with side-effects.
In addition to De Niro and Fegley, there’s a first class cast that makes you laugh even louder in this naughty and charming film:
- Uma Thurman, Oscar® Nominee (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction)
- Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, Modern Family)
- Cheech Marin (Car series, Coco)
- Jane Seymour, winner of the Golden Globe® (wedding bracelets, Jane the Virgin)
- Laura Marano (Lady Bird, Austin and Ellie)
- Oscar-winning Christopher Walken. (hair spray, grab me if you can.)
The film was directed by Tim Hill (SpongeBob: SpongeBob on the Run, SpongeBob Bad Pants) and written by Tom J. Hill (SpongeBob: SpongeBob on the Run, SpongeBob Bad Pants).
War inspired marble cake with grandfather
Of course no movie night is complete without a nice snack!
To celebrate the release of War with Grandpa, I’m sharing a festive recipe for popcake inspired by the movie and Grandpa’s Balloons, one of Ed’s favorite collections.
Have you ever baked a cake at home? Honestly, that dessert always scared me! I had a bad experience trying, and that’s all – so far!
Even if these brownies look chic and provocative, make no mistake! I am proud that my second attempt to get a cake was much easier than I expected!
The point is: If I can do it, so can you. Below you will find some useful tips about popcorn, which you can try out at home on movie night with your grandfather.
Manufacture of marbled cake balls
- 9-inch round vanilla cake (optional – add half a teaspoon of peppermint extract when baking for a festive touch!)
- 3 to 5 tablespoons vanilla glaze.
- Melt the white candy sugar
- Melt the red candy sugar
- cookie dough with a spoon
- 8 inch sugar cane
- Baking tray
Break the 9-inch round vanilla cake into small, even crumbly pieces.
Mix one tablespoon of glaze at a time with a hand blender until the mixture slightly lumps and sticks together. Pay attention: Depending on the moisture content of the cake you may not have to add all the icing.
For pies of equal size, use a cookie dough spoon (or a tablespoon) to form small coiled balls with equal amounts of pie. (About two spoons or tablespoons per ball).
Place your rolled cake balls on a baking tray in the fridge to cool them for at least 20 minutes.
Heat a small amount of white candy according to the instructions on the package. Then dip the sugar stick in the melted chocolate and put it in the middle of the cooled popcart, taking care not to push it through the other side of the popcart.
When all the cake sticks are in place, take them back to the fridge to cool them down for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Heat the other white and red sweets in separate containers according to the instructions on the package.
As soon as your cake has cooled down well, lines of spoons of melted red sugar are placed on top of the melted white sugar. Don’t confuse things.
Immerse the cooled cake in the melted red and white rock candy to completely immerse it and then slowly twist it out of the melted chocolate to give it a marbled appearance.
Hold the cake upside down and let the excess chocolate drain away. To facilitate this process, hold the cake stick in one hand and tap lightly with the other hand. Don’t shake the cake.
Place the soaked cake in the cake tin to dry.
Repeat the dipping process for all pop-up cakes, and if necessary add lines of red candy in the white candy melter.
Let the cake harden and dry before eating.
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