ESCAPE TO TIKI ISLAND!
One Night – Three Acts: Live Exotica Music & Charles Phoenix Alohaland, Tikiayki Orchestra, and The Hula Girls ... presented by Stellar Shows
307 N Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA
Prepare to swept away by a typhoon of tiki sounds an style on this very special one night only experience of island style tunes, vintage Hawaiiana, and dancing girls at the historic Yost Theater in…Read More
FINS, FLAIR & FUTURISM
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance & Car Show Celebrating Space Age Auto Styling
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St.
El Segundo, CA
Be prepared for your classic car lovin’ spirit to soar when Charles Phoenix, launches the wondrous world of mid-century motoring into the stratosphere With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for detail, Charles…Read More
ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Comedy Retro Travelogue Slide Show Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style!
Haugh Performing Arts Center
With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for oddball detail, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere! Prepare for your national pride to swell when Charles shares the…Read More
PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Presented by Modernism Week
501 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Retro pop culture humorist and Addicted to Americana author, Charles Phoenix leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus highlighting exterior views of spectacular midcentury modern estates and neighborhoods, commercial and civic buildings, and…Read More
Since the hubs doesn’t like pumpkin pie, we substituted peach for the pumpkin. As such, we called our creation the Cherpeaple.
A spring form pan and long slow cooking for each cake seemed to be the trick for us. It was a HUGE hit at our family Christmas celebration. Thanks Charles! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
For Thanksgiving I created the Pumpumpum, a variation on the Cherpumple, except with only pumpkin pies. For Christmas, I decided to go a bit further and place cookies INSIDE the pies as well!
While only two layers, one pumpkin pie had sugar cookies, and the other had chocolate chip. The cakes (chocolate and butter) were dyed red and green for the holiday occasion. Iced with buttercream, crushed Oreo cookies were placed on the side, and Mint Milano’s on top of the cake(s) with M&M’s in the middle.
The bottom layer cracked and our Frosty the Cheeseball Man kept falling over. We ended up putting a chop stick down through to keep him vertical. Once the heat started he just laid over on his back in his pool of Rotel. I kept the heat low and he smiled up at us throughout the party, so happy we were devouring him!
We have a yearly Turducken party. This is the Cherpumple to go with this year’s Tuduckenen (turkey, duck, chicken and game hen).
Created for the office holiday baking competition, hence the Christmas Tree theme. Needless to say it was a success! Used homemade pies with store-bought cake mixes and icing.