Sunday, June 24, 2007

Great Cake Day!

Just wanted to shout out to Mel over at Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters and wish her a Happy Blogaversary!!

Below is my special creation - uh, more than half eaten! (Sorry, I forgot to take the pic BEFORE we set it out for dessert!)

This is a very special cake - Sour Cherry Streusel Cake, made with fresh sour cherries from our cherry tree in the back yard! This is the very first edible creation ever made from this tree - Why? Because Hubby's grandmother was afraid to! (Don't ask...)

What better occasion to make this cake - had my parents and my IL's over for an impromptu dinner with the family (not really impromptu, really - we had to celebrate Father's Day again because my parents were busy for actual Father's Day), which consisted of grilled chicken and ribs, roasted Red Bliss potatoes seasoned with the Rosemary from my garden, and Lemon Dill steamed carrots with, you guessed it, dill from my garden.

So, the cake rounded off the theme of real "homemade" and was made with the sour cherries from our cherry tree.

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And, yes, it really WAS yummy! So good, in fact, Chris ate two pieces!

Wish I could send you some, Mel.

Oh, and while we are talking about cakes... I forgot to post pics of the birthday cake I made for my godson Matthew's birthday party earlier in the month. Here they are:

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I was told by a few of the parents there I should start a business creating children's birthday cakes... It was a fleeting thought - and then I realized I would have to create things for the parents like in that neighborhood, and that would take the fun out of making the cakes. So, there goes my idea of a side-business....


Furrow said...

Ooohh! Bounty from your own back yard. I love it!

And that birthday cake is amazing. I'll bet your godson was thrilled.

The Town Criers said...

Those are the best sorts of meals--the ones where you grew and made elements of it. It sounds delicious.

And that cake is so cool!

Thank you :-)

Rachel said...

I love it when you post pictures of your cakes. I decorate cakes too, but not as well I'm afraid. I may be too critcal of myself. The cake I am most proud of is one I did for a friend's wedding. I am thinking about getting a part time job at a bakery just so I can get enough experience to get confident to start my own business.

vee said...

I LOVE the farm cake - excellent!