Photo by: Kyle Weber

Holiday Recipe – Hershey’s Disappearing Cake

You can never go wrong with chocolate cake! Everybody loves cake! Donna Thomas from “The Shak” is at it again with one of her amazing recipes! Once the photos were taken by Kyle Weber, the Shak Girls literally made this cake disappear – hence, the name! After one bite of this dessert, you’ll begin to understand how Donna is a baking genius! You will love this dessert!

Here Is What You’ll Need


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 & 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 & 3/4 cups milk

Posie Cream Frosting:

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa



  • Grease & flour 9-inch cake pans.
  • Cream butter, shortening, sugar, & vanilla until fluffy; blend in eggs.
  • Combine cocoa, flour, baking soda, & salt in bowl; add alternately with milk & batter.
  • Blend well. Pour into pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.


  • Mix together.
  • Frost tops & sides.
  • Add chocolate sprinkles (optional).

So if you need a delicious, chocolatey, moist cake for the Holidays, try this Hershey’s Disappearing Cake & let us know how it goes!

Recipe: Donna Thomas
Photography by: Kyle Weber

Christmas at the Shak

Christmas time is right around the corner, and Sizzor Shak is your one stop shop to get all your hair care needs. Whether you are buying for a significant other or that one family member who seems to own everything, the one thing you can count on is people using hair care products.

Here at Sizzor Shak we have many specials just for the holiday season. With gift sets from Joico, Paul Mitchell, and Redken you are guaranteed to please anyone. Along with all our fabulous products, we are offering free Christmas mugs with the purchase of a gift cards of $10 or greater in value.

Have a coffee lover in the family? Well, we have the perfect gift solution for you, Coffee gift baskets! At just $27.95 these baskets are a steal! Each basket includes a 12oz bag of freshly roasted organic coffee, a coffee scented candle, and a travel mug. The best thing is that we can personalize each basket to fit your coffee lovers needs, with flavors including french vanilla to hazelnut, and candle scents ranging from café mocha to cappuccino even peppermint mocha, you just can’t go wrong.

We also have artwork from Kyle Weber for sale. This is truly a unique gift for anyone who appreciates beautiful photography or even accents for interior design.

There’s so much to choose from, so make sure you stop into Sizzor Shak on Main Street in Collinsville. Let us help you with those tough-to-shop-for friends & family. Merry Christmas!

Winner of Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model 2010


First of all, Sizzor Shak would like to thank every girl who participated in SSNTM & to every single person who participated by voting. Thousands upon thousands of votes came in & the popularity of this competition far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making this competition such a success! So without any further delay…

Sizzor Shak is proud to announce our 2010 Next Top Model:

Alyssa M wins Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model with 12% of the votes. She wins an iPod Touch, a free Hi-lite, free haircuts for a year, & a basket full of Tigi Hair Product. Congratulations Alyssa!

In 2nd place with 11% of the votes, Sara B. Sara wins a professional hair care bag of products & a free haircut.

In 3rd place with 9% of the votes, Megan L. Megan wins a professional hair care bag of products & a free haircut.

Once again, a special thanks to all of the girls who participated. All of you had so many votes come in and each of your haircuts, your air brush make up, & photos looked so beautiful. Sizzor Shak & all of the Shak Girls are very proud of you! In the following week, you all will receive an email from Kyle Weber with information for the gallery from your photoshoot.

Sizzor Shak continually works to go above & beyond for our clients & we hope that you truly believe that we are one of the best salons in Collinsville. We love the relationship we have with all of you & want to show you by the creative contests & drawings we offer. Thank you for supporting Sizzor Shak!

Sixteen Cities Video From Photoshoot

After the guys from the band Sixteen Cities came into Sizzor Shak to get their new Rockstar Haircuts, they headed off to a photoshoot with Kyle Weber.


Click here to see the final photos from Kyle’s shoot with Sixteen Cities.

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for! Remember next time you need to “Rockstarify” your look before you go out, come on into Sizzor Shak & we’ll glamour you up! Enjoy this video:

Click here to see the video we shot of Sixteen Cities getting their haircuts at Sizzor Shak!

Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model Competition

Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa & Kyle Weber are teaming up to give you a chance to win big! Girls between the ages of 14 & 24 have the opportunity ssntm3to be Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model.

Each girl will receive a FREE 8×10 from the mini-fashion shoot with Kyle & also be automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 Shopping Spree at St. Clair Square.

The winner of the competition will receive an iPod Touch, a free hi-lite, free haircuts for 1 year, & a basket full of Tigi products.

For details on how to enter this competition, please visit: