Sunday, June 01, 2008

Let them eat cake...

On Saturday I was a wild woman! #1 I (we) stayed home the entire day - thus used NO gasoline and I actually baked a cake...unplanned, on the fly! I used the ingredients I had on hand with no recipe*** (well, I had recipes for the cake and found another for the icing and then grabbed my fruit....) and it turned out quite delish - devil's food with layers of buttercream (home made with REAL butter) frosting and fruit (peaches,grapes,pineapple & strawberries). Needless to say, the family was pleased.
***OK...edited to add...I used a recipe for the cake portion and a another recipe for the buttercream frosting but not a recipe that was all together (does that make sense???)...I kind of had to find stuff that worked with what I had on hand and then put them all together...I am blushing that I said NO recipe...just that this cake wasn't a recipe in itself.

22 comments:

kenady said...

That does look delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog:) Come back anytime!

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Yum! I must have the recipe. Anything with chocolate, frosting, and fruit is a winner in my book!

Melissa said...

Oh my word girl! Pull up an extra chair! I am on my way!! YUM!!!

The Roaming Southerner said...

WoW! That cake looks amazing!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I miss South Carolina so bad...and we look like kindred spirits in the Non-profit development biz!

I'm going to have to search your blog to deduce what part of SC you are from!

The Roaming Southerner said...

Nevermind...I think you might be from GA...which is even BETTER!

If you are from Franklin Co., I'll eat my hat!

The Roaming Southerner said...

Nevermind...I think you might be from GA...which is even BETTER!

If you are from Franklin Co., I'll eat my hat!

The Roaming Southerner said...

My mom grew up in Lavonia (most of her childhood friends are still there) and my husband's family is from Greenville!

Small world!
Thanks for stopping by my blog...it has been nice to meet another roamer.

Steph said...

That looks yummy!

Carolina Mama said...

Now we're all wanting the recipe and to know where you're from. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, nice to have other-Souterners swing over. Your blog is great and your children are adorable! Warmly,CarolinaMama

Mom x 2 said...

I'm a baker and I'm shocked. Just shocked that you could bake a cake without a recipe. You're a rock star!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

Sandy said...

Oh YUMMY! Now I want to go bake a cake!
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Sandy

Traci Anne said...

WOW. That looks AMAZING!

thepreppyprincess said...

Un-buh-leev-uh-bull. Unbelievable. Really, how did you do that?
And by the way, if there is any left, could you please FedEx me a piece, it looks awesome, just awesome! (I am still not comprehending how you did that because I don't think that even Martha type people do that, do they?)
Yum. You are a star!

TattingChic said...

That looks absolutely delish!

Cathy said...

Looks oh so yummy!

Preppy 101 said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my page. Your family is just precious! Stop by and see me again!

mrsjones6 said...

Hi! Finally a moment to stop by for a visit! The cake looks yummy and after two weeks of eating out, I am ready to return to the kitchen myself! It looks like you guys have been busy this spring. Maybe summer will bring some down time for us all. Have a fabulous weekend!
Jen

Jan said...

You southern woman, you...

Jan

Brenda said...

Glad you came by. Maybe Kaytlynn will make one as pretty as yours one day hehe. Lovely cake!

Mom on the Run said...

OK, that's just making me hungry. It looks gorgeous!

Lori said...

Oh just beautiful and yummy-looking!

Claudia (the Garden Lady) said...

Sounds delicious enough to me! BTW - love your new look!