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Monday, February 8, 2010

CAKE....

TODAY is DAY 9 of THE FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE at BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE
The theme today is SWEETS FOR THE SWEET...
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I have these words in my kitchen so I see them EVERY time I go in there.
Is it any wonder that
I AM ALWAYS HUNGRY FOR CAKE ?
and
so is MR. SWEET..
Somehow, the words
"I AM HUNGRY FOR VEGGIES"
just doesn't sound nearly as CUTE !!



We love cakes of all kinds...
this is a APRICOT ALMOND cake...

...and a CHOCOLATE cake that LOOKED good but....wasn't!! :(
It turned out to be one of those TRAIN WRECKS in the kitchen!!
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The above photo is from last summer...we picked these PINK LADIES
at our local apple orchard...
They were so perfect that everyone just knew they were FAUX
...until they took a bite, that is...
Ummmm
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I wanted to make a cake for my friend that was having a few health problems at the time...
Thought an apple cake would just make her feel better !
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Sooo, I got out SOME of my cookbooks that I thought might have a good recipe for an
apple cake..
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....and, I DID find a good sounding one in my ISN'T LIFE DELICIOUS cookbook...
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I love this old vintage gym locker basket with the number 65 on it....it's perfect to hold some of my
favorite cookbooks...and looks good sitting on the old, vintage bakers rack.
I bought two of these little wire baskets at a garage sale about 10 years ago for 50 cents a piece.
These were the only two she had....I would have bought 50 if I could!! :O)
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This turned out to be a delicious little cake...

apples always make everything moist and so tasty....
and I wonder why I thought it was extra good because
we picked the apples ourselves ?? love it!!
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Even just a little cupcake, drizzled with luscious chocolate, served on a pretty plate, for your SWEETIE makes it all so extra special....at this extra special time of year....


HAPPY VALENTINE'S........

I am also linking with 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY

TUESDAY AT THE TABLE


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY !

32 comments:

vintage frenchhen said...

I love your cake sign! I baked a cake yesterday, it didn't turn out...but my husband and I didn't care; we ate it anyways!

Dena said...

Oh BJ, it's been such a long day (first day on my new job)...cake would perk me right up. Can I just squish through the monitor and have a lil' piece? I an almost smell it from here :)

Hugs,
Dena

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, your apricot almond cakes looks wonderful, and you've made a tiny little ol' cupcake look like the prettiest little masterpiece, just perfect for Valentine's Day! As for my football cake.. It is just a 9x13 cake; and then an 8" round cut into the shape of a football. (Both from mixes, and the other unused 8" round layer was put in the freezer for a quick snack cake for another day!) I kept my cake simple, but you can make yard lines and goal posts too, depending on how fancy-schmancy you want to be! As simple as mine was, I had fun making it, cute to set out, and most importantly, (0; it was delicious! ~tina

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love, love, love the EAT CAKE sign....so cute! Pink Ladys are my favorite apples and I get them every fall at our local orchard. I think we are sisters once removed.
xo
Penny

The Muse said...

Every time I see your kitchen, my heart has the biggest pitter patter! And I get the biggest smile!

Julie Harward said...

Yes, that is funny that we don't put signs up that say...Oh Yummy veggies...or Life is short, eat your veggies...So, thats why we all struggle with weight! I need one of those wire baskets for my cook books, I saw some kinf of like it recently but can't remember where! Come say hi :D

© Jennifer Raley said...

Oh! I can't keep up w/ya now! I have a cake that is a train wreck but tastes awesome. To be posted in a few hours. I love your nook above the stove and the apples. They look very delicious. :) Jenn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love your cake sign... too cute. The apricot almond cake looks delicious... hugs ~lynne~

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your Cake letters...so cute! I also love cake:)

Sue

Diann said...

Oh BJ, now I am craving cake!! Love the sign!

Janera said...

Always love the pics of your kitchen and the beautiful goodies you create there. I also have "Eat Cake" on my kitchen wall. It makes me grin every time I look at it!

The Stylish House said...

Hi BJ,
Your kitchen sign is adorable. It's going to be hard to stay on my diet after seeing all these goodies.
I also wanted to touch base and thank you for entering my PB Blogiversary Giveaway.
Cathy

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi BJ, First of all, I just LOVE your EAT CAKE letters! They are so cute, colorful, and cheerful! Your desserts look delicious, especially the apricot almond one.

The gymn basket is cute, too! What a unique find! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

This is such a fun post! Let's talk CAKE....I'm not a baker, but my GrandDaughter is and has baked her Papa's Birthday Cakes every year since she was three....she's now Sweet Sixteen. Now that's a SweetHeart Cake Baker, don't you think? I would have bought all those wire baskets, too.....Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUM!! as always BJ you have the best food here...Girl I would have also grabbed eveyone one of the gym baskets...Hey girl I need my post on the little hats I told you about if your son wants to see them...He might even have some of them..Hope you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sage said...

What a beautiful homy kitchen you have; love that cake sign; can't go wrong with that.Nice addition to the Lovefest!
Rita

Ann Creek said...

What could be more perfect than "EAT CAKE" for this post.
I love the presentation of the little cupcake-make's it look soooo special.
Ann
tin and sparkle

Debbie said...

Oh I love the sign, and this post is perfect to fit with. Your little Valentine dishes are sooooo cute too!

© Jennifer Raley said...

So, BJ - if and when you make that cherry nut cake I blogged about - be sure to tell me if you did layers or sheet cake and if you did layers did they come out? And of course, I'll want to know if you enjoyed it! :) It's calling my name over and over ... the back side of it looks awful but it still tastes soooo good. :) Jen

Justine said...

Look at all that deliciousness!!!! And the apples were just so perfect and pretty.

Love that sign above your cabinets. I really do want to see the entire kitchen though, because I love all the individual elements I've seen!

Justine :o )

Nana said...

I need that sign for my kitchen!!

Mary said...

BJ, this looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe and the gorgeous photos. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Theresa said...

YUMMY Cake! I love the words in your kitchen. The cakes look delicious and even the cupcake on your pretty plates look tasty:) I love apples but just like them to munch on and not really cooked. Weird bird, I am a weird bird! Hugs to you BJ!

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love the words you made for the kitchen BJ. I need to make some for myself once I get the kitchen repainted. APple cake is one of my favorites, warm and spicy and filled with nice soft apple chunks:>) Mmmmm

Brambleberry Cottage said...

If there is one thing we can always count on you for, it is sweet looking (and I'm sure tasting) treats! The Yankee would love it at your place. LOL

~Liz

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
What's cookin? Oh, you already showed us that.....sillie me.
Looks good. And your sign, Eat Cake! I love it.
I love coming to visit you, always makes me happy.

hugs
Sissie

Donna said...

Love your EAT CAKE sign! Too cute! And those wire baskets...love, love, love! I am always looking for a good recipe.
Thanks for sharing!
Donna

Cozy Little House said...

I was thinking this morning that I want to find some of those black and white pottery/ceramic pieces you have. Brought you to mind. Guess I'll search eBay. BJ, I really doubt you cooked/baked anything that didn't taste good!
Brenda

© Jennifer Raley said...

do you remember coming across a post on pink saturday that mentioned going to someone's blog to view their roosters? i can't remember who had it and i want to look at it - thought maybe you might know ..?? thanks jenn <><

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I have seen those baskets so many times and now I wish I had one. What a great idea.

I love your kitchen cabinets!! Wish I could see the rest of the kitchen!

Kathleen said...

Oh you are so right..who wants a sign saying, Eat Your Veggies....Cake is so much better!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ
This is such a pretty yummy looking post!

Thanks for linking to 2nd time Around!