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Beaver Cupcakes
These treats are quick and easy to make and decorate. So keep the kids as busy as a beaver with an afternoon of fun.
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2008

Portion size 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

1/2 cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
1-1/4 cups (300 mL) sifted cake and pastry flour
1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, softened

Chocolate Icing:

3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, softened
1/4 cup (60 mL) whipping cream
1/2 tsp (2 mL) maple extract or vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) icing sugar
1 oz (28 g) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Decorations:

24 candy-sprinkled dark chocolates, (such as pearls)
24 coloured quins or small candy
12 chocolate-covered cashews
24 blanched sliced almonds
12 small milk chocolate-covered digestive biscuits

IOTD

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Calendar day; February 29, 2016

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Monday, the 29th of February, 2016 is the 60th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
Leap Day 2016
February 29, 2016 in the World
Leap Day is celebrated on February 29, 2016. February 29, also known as the leap day of the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. For the Chinese calendar, this day itself in February will only occur in years of the monkey, dragon and rat.
Although most modern calendar years have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun (one Solar year) takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years, requiring that an extra calendar day be added to align the calendar with the sun’s apparent position. Without the added day, the seasons would move back in the calendar, leading to confusion about when to undertake activities dependent on weather, ecology, or hours of daylight.
A person who is born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leap year baby”. In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while others only observe birthdays on the authentic intercalary dates, such asFebruary 29 leap days.
Where is Leap Day?
Worldwide
World Rare Disease Day
February 29, 2016 in the World
World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. . It was established in 2008 because, according to the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families.
The 9th annual World Rare Disease Day will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 (the rarest day of the year)! On this day, various activities take place in the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and elsewhere around the world.
Where is World Rare Disease Day?
Worldwide
National Cupcake Day (Canada)
February 29, 2016 in Canada
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National Cupcake Day is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. In 2015, animal lovers across Canada raised over $550,000 in support of their favourite societies.
Each year thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected animals across Canada are rescued by SPCAs and Humane Societies. The funds you raise for National Cupcake Day™ will have a significant impact on the shelters, clinics and animal cruelty inspectors in your community, ensuring that their life-saving work continues.
Bake cupcakes for friends or family & save the lives of animals across Canada.  National Cupcake Day is Monday, February 29, 2016, although you can hold your Cupcake Day party on whatever day works best for you in January or February.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Canada
Historical Events on 29th February:
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
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1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne & Tituba, an Indian servant first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem Mass.
1720 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1880 Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed
1908 Dutch scientists produce solid helium
1920 Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
1956 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
1960 1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
1960 Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
1972 Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party
1980 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England

 

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