Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Baking Tuesday and Two Sweet Kitties

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks for stopping by  - also, thanks for all the nice comments about the stitching stuff in yesterdays post.  I do love Mary Beale project/charts and even though they are older, OOP, HTF and only available on the secondary market - eBay - it does not not make them any less good or fun or clever and certainly worth stitching.  I think they have a sort of timelessness about them.  You know how some charts look dated within 3 minutes of publication.  Then there are the "styles" of stitching or charts that come and go so quickly - I think that MB has staying power and I like doing them - they are just hard to find and are only ever charted for DMC.  I did work a bit on HB, and also some on Part 5 of the Mystery Sampler, but do not have a snap of either piece....  I spent most of the evening playing "dog chew toy" with the hounds.  Why is it that I am more fun to chew than the dozens of toys littering the floor???
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I posted the recipe for the Spice Cake I made on Sunday.  The original recipe came from the "Mennonite Girls can Cook" Blog.  You can click HERE to go there, it is a great Blog, so you should check it out.  I also included the little tweaks I made to the recipe.  For my version and to go to Blacksheep Bakes click HERE.  Here is a snap of my cake.....

It has a great flavour and is a real Fall treat!!
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Some friends/neighbors of ours are travelling in Sicily for the next 10 days and we are babysitting their two kitties.  Now, I am a dog person through and trough but these two kitties are totally sweet!!  I am really enjoying the "Kitty Play" I am getting in the morning and evening!  I'll get some snaps of those sweet kitties posted in the next day or so.
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I think that about wraps it up for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by - do stop by again!!

Take care,
edgar

15 comments:

Rita said...

I think I gain weight just by looking at your baking here. lol! The cake looks wonderful! Enjoy every bite!

Beth said...

The spice cake looks terrific.

I like kitties too, just don't like cats. Problem.

Lucy said...

My mouth is watering.....

Margaret said...

You're so right about Mary Beale. She's classic! That cake -- have to go get the recipe. Thanks! And the kitties! What fun! Do the pups notice their scent on you when you get home? :D

Penny said...

Mary Beale does have some pretty designs. I especially like her Days of Advent Sampler. The cake looks tasty as does everything you bake. If you enjoy the kitties so much you just can't live without one,I have at least one I wouldn't mind sending you.:)

Charity C. said...

Beautiful spice cake! I bet it tasted delicious! When are you going to get the hint to invite me over to share those tasty treats! Just kidding! I can dream can't I?! LOL! I can't wait to see the kitties!! I bet they are so cute! Take care Edgar!

Mouse said...

oooo looks yummy and must search the bay of evil for some of those charts ..lol and way to go being a tuggy for the furbabies :) love mouse xxxx

Jennifer said...

Kitties, kitties!!! Tell me more about the kitties! Just when I thought that lovely pool of icing in the center of that cake had gotten me, you go and mention cats.
Thanks for the Royalty mags that arrived yesterday. Had my eye on that "Kate Fashion" issue of People since I saw it in the airport. Thank you so much.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The baking looks so good. I am guess I should feel lucky I dont live near you. I would be fat as a cow if I did.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Edgar, you are such a tease tempting a Weight Watchers Girl like that! Your treats always look so yummy but I don't dare look at the recepies because I can't dare have things so tasty in a house where there's just two of us!

DonnaTN said...

Ooh, that cake looks good. I am so allergic to cats that it is a good thing that I'm a dog person too.

marly said...

I recently sold a bunch of Mary Beale's for $1/ea to someone that emailed me. I love her designs and you can't mistake Mary's ornaments. I'm glad I'm not a spice girl and my baking pans are staying in the cupboard!

Delana said...

We both know I'm not a stitcher...but baking. Now that's something I CAN do. Luckily, I've been saved from this delectable morsel. There is no such thing as yellow cake mix or instant pudding here in France. At least not in my town.

And This Little Pig said...

Lucky neighbours, Sicley, and good friends to babysit their sweet Kitties. Cake looks wonderful, but it tastes great too!

LiBBiE in Oz

Akila said...

Wow, am soo tempted by all the baking you do. The idea of a spice cake sounds so different away from the usual.
How do you achieve so much activity.