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I hope these fantastic stills have caught your eye and the current members of the HPC are reading this post thoroughly.
There is to be a VERY IMPORTANT meeting at the usual time and place tomorrow. Your points will see fruition. That is all I will say on the subject. If you do not want all of your hard work to count for nothing, then please attend the meeting tomorrow where the secret will be finally revealed.
See you then.
Here is the info we discussed at the meeting today. Don’t forget to bring posters and one Wizard item to wear!
Set-up (Leave class at 12:00, meet in front of Rohne’s room)
Long time no post! Chelsea and I will be busy all weekend but we will try to find time to answer any questions you may have about the bake sale in the comments of this post or the forum.
This is the ~permanent~ list which you are forever bound to. You may ADD to the list, ADD to the quantity, or SUBSTITUTE your entry with something of equal or greater value but other than that, we need to hold you to this.
THE BAKE SALE IS WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK – MARK IT IN YOUR CALENDARS!
- Kendra – Chocolate Zucchini Loaf 8-10 servings/loaf – $1
- Hilary – Cauldron Cakes ~24 cakes – $.75
- Maria – Cookies ~30 cookies – $.50
- Siobhan – Licorice Wands (A lot) – $.10 or free with purchases of three items or more
- Concetta – Pumpkin Pasties ~30 pasties – $.50
- Jakub – Banana Muffins ~24 muffins – $.50
- Sarah – Face Cakes ~30 cakes – $1
- Gryphon – Chocolate Tarts ~12 tarts – $1
- Sophia – Rock Cakes ~30 cakes – $.75
- Make sure the words “Bake Sale” is large and visible
- The date and time (October 26th, Wednesday, Lunch Hour/Noon/Whatever implies that) is visible
- Harry Potter Club needs to be mentioned, or at least implied through doodles, whatever
- Make the posters big and attractive. The better the poster, the more points you receive
Congratulations, you won the Mysterious Prize Pack Draw!
(The draw was conducted fairly by entering names into random.org – multiple times based on the number of tickets you held)
Your Honeydukes package will be given to you shortly.
To all entrants, I’m glad you had a good time last year and are back this year for more. Start collecting those points again because this year, more redemption options are coming. Suggestions for possible prizes you guys would like can be sent to our gmail. Thanks again!
You guys do know that there are other boards, right.
I mean, they haven’t got an invisibility cloak or anything.
Sorry. For all of you who enjoyed my somewhat daily Wrock posts in the past, I have been too lazy to put one up. Since we are now embarking on the two chapters of Philosopher’s Stone, I felt like I should choose a relevant song to share. I might always post Wrock songs from now on which are relevant to the chapters the club is reading.
For those of you who are new, I am somewhat of a Wrock fan – not hardcore, but I know a few bands. My absolute favorite band is Ministry of Magic, so you will probably be seeing their songs a lot. For those of you who are not so immersed in the Harry Potter fandom, Wrock stands for Wizard Rock which is basically rock/pop/electronica music…about Harry Potter. Youtube it, Wrock is great and awesome. Chelsea and I started a Wrock band in grade seven which has been dormant for four years.
Here’s how my Wrock posts work: I post a bit about the song, usually personal and probably not interesting. I embed the YouTube video so you can preview it within your browser, then you can download the song by right-clicking the download link as selecting “save link as” or “save target as”.
Today, I have an oldie but a goodie. Harry and the Potters, you guys. A little bit of Harry Potter education, Harry and the Potters are the gods of Wrock. They created Wrock. They are true pioneers of Wrock music, which probably explains the crappy quality of their songs as opposed to more professionally produced Wrock bands you see today. This is all part of what makes them awesome; people who just decided to put time and effort into writing songs about Harry Potter, recording albums and putting them out there. I’m not even beginning to touch on the incredible things they’ve done with the Harry Potter Alliance. TL;DR? They set the Wizard Rock movement in motion.
After consulting the chart and taking everybody’s schedules into consideration, we have decided that the fairest way to decide the meeting dates is to change them from week to week. If you cannot make it to a meeting one week, it’s not a big deal and the day will change for the next meeting.
This system requires work on your part to frequently check the website for these meeting announcements. We will try to update the bulletin board outside of room 3 with the meeting date every week but sometimes, we may forget. But we will always post the meeting dates on the blog as soon as possible.
NEXT WEEK’S MEETING DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST. All meetings begin at 12:25.
For the next meeting, please make sure you’ve read chapters 1 and 2 of Philosopher’s Stone. Until then, please start using the forum for pre-discussion on the chapters and post some topics/questions you have of the chapter that you would like to discuss at the meeting.
We will be using this forum to communicate between meetings and discuss chapters.
As you can see, a link has been added to the sidebar of the blog and you can also go to it from this link. Remember to bookmark it.
You can earn up to three points right now by doing the following things!
- Register for the blog. Enter a valid email – you will need it to verify your account. (Please do not choose the option to link a social networking account. We will need you to register an actual account so we can edit your various member statuses.) By doing this, you will receive 1 point.
- Verify your blog through your email. Easy enough. +1 point.
- You will not get to claim your 3 points until you make a new thread in the Welcome to The HPC board. Read the sticky first! (+1 point)
Being active on the forums and helping us to improve it will also earn your points.
Go now go now floo powder power!
I once saw this and now, I just came across it again so since I haven’t made a post on this blog in a while, I thought I would share. The below content is from HERE.
For the cake:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp butterscotch topping (I used Smucker’s)
- 1/2 cup cream soda
- Extra butterscotch topping, for decorating
For the buttercream frosting (makes enough to cover two 6″ cakes, with a layer of frosting in between cake layers):
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup butterscotch topping
- 1 Tbsp cream soda
- 1 lb powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two 6″ or 8″ pans with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
- Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, butterscotch topping, and cream soda.
- Add the dry ingredients half at a time, beating until smooth.
- Pour into the prepared pans. For 6″ cakes, bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (You may need to adjust the baking time for 8″ cakes.) Cool completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, beat together the butter, butterscotch topping, and cream soda. Add in the sugar and beat until smooth.
- Decorate the cake as desired.
- Drizzle with the extra butterscotch topping – it really does add a little something extra!