What’s up buttercup?
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about what I’ve been up to….
actually not a whole lot, but then again, maybe it IS a lot.
Last week I made a birthday cake for my friend and co-worker, Reba.
(Reba is on the far right…taken at War Eagle craft show
a few years ago)
I’m so glad I got a chance to make this cake for her….it was inspired by
this picture on Pinterest,
“click on the picture to go directly to the recipe for
Summer Strawberry Coconut Cake”
or as I like to refer to it…..
“I’m so inadequate in everything I do!”
I mean, look at the cake, and the background..
it’s sooooo beautiful….we’re talking food porn!
It had been sitting in my file called “Let Them Eat Cake”
Doesn’t it look rich and decadent? Well, it is!
The batter has pureed strawberries, and chopped strawberries, and a few
tablespoons of strawberry gelatin powder give it this nice pink color….
oh yeah, and a cup of coconut!
The batter was yummy….I swear, I could eat it by the spoonful!
And then there is the cream cheese frosting….
2 sticks of butter, 1 block of cream cheese and a 32oz package of powdered
sugar and a tsp. of vanilla….Paula Deen, eat your heart out!!!
Now the hardest part about making a new recipe to take to work, especially
if it’s a cake…you don’t get to try it until everyone else does…..it could
be a grand slam, or it could be an epic fail…..
Let’s just say the recipe has gone into my other board on Pinterest,
called “Cook it Again Tam!”, these are recipes that were hits and that I
would definitely make again! Oh yeah, the strawberries on top….they are
attached to skewers which is keeping the layered cake from shifting or
falling over during transport to work….I thought that up all on my own!
I’ve also still been working on “the quilt”….here it is all sewn together…
I had to drag in an extra table from the garage, so I could start the “basting”
or “pinning” process. I chose to pin the layers together.
I went to the fabric store and got 3 packages of curved quilting pins….I thought
that would be plenty.
I had to stop and go back and get 3 MORE packages of pins….
that’s a LOT of pinning! Here it is below, with all it’s pins in!
I managed to get all of the quilting done yesterday, but I had to go back to
the fabric store and get more pins….I know, I already told you that….when I
was getting the pins, I also grabbed a “walking foot” for my machine…
of course, I had to end up taking that back because it didn’t fit my machine,
so I made another trip to a sewing store and got a part that DID fit….so,
I’m cranking right along and I run out of thread….you guessed it…another
trip! It’s a good thing I live in the middle of town and everything is super
convenient for me! I don’t think I’d ever be able to live in the country….I’m just
not organized enough!
Today, I’ll be working at making and sewing on binding…..hope I don’t have any extra