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January 26, 2011

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Alice

Oh Kim, I just love, love vintage things. The cake holder is awesome and, I suppose you found it in one of your flea markets there??? Apple is my favorite and where to take it? From the kitchen to the living room is ok by me with a tall glass of cold milk. :-)

Hope your having a wonder-filled week.
(((hugs)))

Alice from Arkansas

Elizabeth Marchus

Good Morning Kim,
Lets have a strawberry cake at my house..with coffee!
Love your vintage cake carry..
Have a sweet day,
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Karen

Love the cake holder. I would make a Coconut Marmelade Cake.

Shannon Olson

ooooh (squeal)That is fabulous!

Becky G.

My favorite is this one >>> http://camelliacottagediary.blogspot.com/2009/11/recipe-fabulous-fays-fabulous-cream.html

Have a sunshiney day!!! Becky G. in GA

Sheila

Good Morning Kim,

Your chocolate chip cake looks absolutely scrumptious! I'll have to try this one soon. Even though I've been so good at staying away from the sweets lately. Chocolate has to be my favorite. And I love the vintage cake holder with the pretty daisy. It is sooooo you, Bright and cheerful.
Have a great day!
Blessing's,
Sheila

sarita

easy cake - break up angel food cake - put in a pretty bowl,put in some cut up fruit, strawberries, raspberry, bananas,anything! make a large box of instant pudding, any flavor, pour over the cake and fruit. put in the fridge, when ready to eat put some whipped cream over all..eat! i think a good place to take this would be to your local hospice office. The workers there would LOVE something like this - to be remembered for all of the love that they give also..i love that pretty vintage cake taker. I pray that the rest of your week is wonderful.

Daisy Cottage

((((Sarita))))


xo,
Me

jmac

One of the best cakes I've tried is Pioneer Woman's grandmother's Iny's Prune Cake. sounds yuk, doesn't it? Nope. Best tasting ever. Check it out...pics on my blog!!
http://constantchatter-jmac.blogspot.com/2010/03/debby-and-muneeba-over-at-foodie-fans.html

Rhonda

Your post makes me want to bake today! My favorite "comfort" cake is Vanilla Wafer Cake. It's made with crushed vanilla wafers, eggs, butter, sugar, milk, flaked coconut and pecans. Yum, y'all!

Cindy

Your cake taker is uber-gorgeous!!! I want one just like it.:) And your favorite cake looks so delicious, my favorite is a German Chocolate cake with the coconut and pecan icing! Yum!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Daisy Cottage

Rhonda! Come back!
You have to share that one with us!
Pretty please??

;-)
Me

Hoosier at Heart

I think it's screaming "PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE!"

jmac

Oh......and it sure looks like you've been practicing quite a lot with that new camera of yours. Great images you've been posting!!

forgot to tell you....I have the cake cover and plate that was my mom's way back when....over 50yrs ago so I guess that makes it vintage!! As a little girl, I would come home from school and sneak a peek under the cake cover to see if any new goodies were there. We weren't allowed to eat many sweets so we had to wait until it was announced that there was cake before we could have any!! So funny!
It sits on top of my cabinets in my kitchen now...I should take a pic of it!!! and my yellow VW that I promised several moons ago! Ok......I'm taking pics today just for you!!

Daisy Cottage

Thank you Janey-Girl!

xo,
Me

Diane Duda

i could eat angel food cake every day.
i don't. but i could.

Julie Harward

That is the cutest one I have ever seen! And you can't go wrong with a chocolate cake..go for it! Come say hi sometime :D

Julie Harward

YOU ARE SO KIND...LOVE YA! :D

An Enchanted Cottage

That is the cutest cake carrier, Kim!! Just perfect for Daisy Cottage! We have two favorite cakes at our house. Each of my girls has their own favorite, always requested when we celebrate birthdays!

The first is Black Forest Cake (yummy!)
http://anenchantedcottage.blogspot.com/2008/11/time-to-celebrate.html

The second is a special carrot cake (also yummy!)
http://anenchantedcottage.blogspot.com/2009/03/let-them-eat-cake.html

This will be fun, seeing the variety of cakes listed!

Have a great week!

Donna

Melesa

I love the cake carrier...One of my favorites would be Rum cake and I have a great recipe for it at home. I will get this to you soon. Rum cake is the moistest and gets better, the longer it sits there, and GREAT with coffee or a glass of milk ;)

Joy

That is a cute cake carrier.. I remember my Mother having one of those. Have a great week!

Reenie

Don't let the name scare you away. This cake is oooh sooo good.

Pineapple Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in own juice (DO NOT drain)
1/2 c. pecans (or nut you like)

Beat all ingredients together ~ pour in a lightly buttered sheet cake pan. Bake 20-25 min @ 350* (usually takes longer)

Cream Cheese Icing
1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter (softened)
1 t. vanilla

Beat all ingredients together. Ice cake that is completely cooled. Top with finely chopped pecans (or nut of your choice ~ or no nuts)


Judi in SW Florida

I plan on baking your chocolate chip cake this Saturday to serve at our garage sale... going to be wonderful w/a cuppa coffee. My fav take-along-cake is Pina Colada Cake: 1 box white cake mix (make according to pkg directions, in 9x13 pan) and cool... poke holes throughout cake and pour 1 can Coco Lopez Creme of Coconut over cake top... refrigerate minimum of 4 hours... top with 1 container of Cool Whip and 1-2 cups of shreaded coconut. Refrigerate until ready to serve... may serve with fresh fruit garnish. Enjoy!

Karla

I love your tin. I have the EXACT same one in pink. Even the flowers are the same!! So lovely. How about filling it with an old fashioned yellow cake with chocolate frosting? Yum!

Daisy Cottage

Oh goodness!

I'm home, I'm writing, and now I'm....

DROOLING!!!

THANK YOU ALL! I'M SO GOING TO BE MAKING A CAKE THIS WEEKEND!

xo,
Me

Barbara F.


What IS it about a snowstorm (we are currently in the midst of our 6th one up here) and a craving for cake??? I am trying to take off weight so I offer this 'recipe' from Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien: To a devil's cake mix, add one 15-oz can pumpkin (not pie filling) blend and spoon into cupcake liners. Bake according to pkg. directions, around 185 calories. No pumpkin? No problem! Do the same thing with a can of diet soda. I think cherry coke would be great with devil's food. xoxoxoxo

Kat

You won't believe this! I just made YOUR favorite cake this morning...seriously. A good friend died this morning so I made one quickly to take to the family. I thought they might enjoy some as they had their coffee and made the arrangements. It has become MY favorite too. Thanks for sharing the recipe on your blog. It has been requested quite often from my friends and family. Wish you lived close enough so that I could make one for YOU.

Hugs,
Kat

jenny holiday

Hey there doll!!!

Ohh what a great find!! It is perfect for you!!! :)

I'm a sucker for old painted cake takers!!

That cake looks fantastic! Totally bookmarking it.

My all time favorite to bake and take is my pistachio pudding cake. I LOOOVE it! I seriously could eat it every day!!

here is a past link:

http://everyday-is-a-holiday.blogspot.com/2009/05/happy-happy-mothers-day.html

So so so good!! I promise!!

Love to you from the snow covered Jersey Shore!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

Comeca Jones

Its the cutest!!

Deborah Downing

Chocolate, of course! Bring it to my house & I'll make the coffee, girlfriend.
Here's to cake!
Deborah D
Glisteninthesunshine.blogspot.com

JolieAnne


Kim, You are so lucky you can eat cake
and look so good! I love cake and my
neighbor makes a coconut cake like no
other one I have had before! I am craving it
but I want to be "slim" before my husband's
reunion in July so I will eat the Weight
Watcher pineapple-orange-muffins...yum!
It is 3 things; Angel Food cake mix-dry
straight from the box,
One 8 oz. can crushed pineapple-don't
drain juice, 11 oz. Mandarin oranges, drained.
Mix together well and spoon into cupcake liners,
until 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden on top
1 point per muffin-it is an older recipe so the point value may have changed?

vintagegal

Kim that cake taker is absolutely adorable. Ofcourse, it's yellow ~ I would make Angel Food Cake only because Mr. Vintage LOVES it and then I would take it and him for a picnic somewhere...Just the two of us.
by the way.. I LOVE your chocolate chip cake ~ It's fabulous. ;-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven

That vintage cake carrier is the cutest thing! I think it wants an authentic mid-century pineapple upside down cake, LOL!

I will be sharing my grandmother's strawberry cake a little closer to Valentine's Day ;D

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Carol at Our Sears Kit Home

I've been thinking about cake all day. A nice butter yellow cake would be good. So good that icing is optional.

La

I have some left over birthday cake we could put in it. Have a great evening! La

La

OH! ...and we should definitely take it to a warm sunny beach. La

Rose.www.thetarnishedcrownblog.blogspot.com

Any red velvet cake gets my vote...a few years ago my daughters made me a red velvet cake from scratch for my bday. There was red food coloring all over the kitchen, but I didn't care, loved it.

Rose

Stephanie Haake

Hi. This is my second time to ever leave a post, so be gentle with me :)
I baked my first and ONLY cake ( I am now 55 y/o) when I was 18. It was a German Chocolate Cake, and it called for a cup of cold coffee. It happened to be December, and was cold in Mississippi, so, quite naturally, I put the Ground coffee outside, to get cold. Once I decided it had become cold enough, I dumped an entire cup of COLD ground coffee into the cake mixture. It almost burned up the motor on the mixer, but I had a German chocolate Crunch cake. My sister's date showed up, so I fed him a piece of it. It was more like a pancake, and really crunchy. I've never baked another cake since.

Linda

I love spice gingerbread cake with hot lemon sauce poured over it....it is great for the cold winter weather. I am the only one who likes it at our house...so I don't make it too often....I will eat the whole thing myself.
I love the vintage cake carrier, its adorable.

http://nothinbutcountryliving.blogspot.com
http://lindasphotofarm.blogspot.com

Pamela

I absolutely adore your vintage cake carrier! My favorite cake of the moment? The one in my kitchen of course! It is strawberry cake with lemon icing and pink crystal sprinkles. Not to toot my own horn, but it is so beautiful to look at, the colors are so bright that it instantly cheers me up!

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I love your little cake tin . Because I am mad about chocolate here is a 1 bowl chocolate cake
125g Butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup Self Raising flour
1/3 cup coco powder
1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
1/2 cup Almond meal
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon rum (optional)
for the icing you could make a gnash or most of the time I use Betty Crocker choc icing
Preheat oven 180 Celsius 20cm round cake tin.

Heat butter until melted add sugar and milk until combined sift flour coco and bicarb into a saucepan stir in eggs and almond meal pour into cake tin and bake for 50-60 min
serve with lashings of whipped cream and strawberries.
I am on a raw food diet but this is really testing me. I am a great lover of cake and all things sweet and yummy lol!
Enjoy the rest of the week. Trish xox ;)

Fay Marie Torzsok

Thanks Kim & Reenie for the cake recipes. I'll have to try them some time. Love your vintage cake carrier Kim. Never seen any like that before now.

Fay Marie

Drawn to the Sea

Kim, my aunt had a pretty tin that looked so very like yours... I'm sure it usually had a pineapple upside down cake inside.

Daisy Cottage

Thank you so much everyone!
You ALL made my day so much sweeter and I truly look forward to trying your cake recipes in the near future.. you are the BEST.

Night night,
Me

Darlene

At my Mom's B/D last year, my sister bought a cake like we have never had before. It is called "Burnt Almond". A white cake with custard layered in it and slivers of almonds all over the outside. In all my years of cake eating, it was the best and has become the favorite of my family.

Patty/BC

OMG!!! Imagine my surprise when I see you have the same vintage cake carrier as I do ~ great minds think alike ;)

Only I couldn't stop at one and also found a blue, white and RED with the same happy flower design. I also have collected old pedestal cake plates, 33 at last count, the oldest is from 1880! Victorian times when cakes were elevated high above the table, for all to see.

Do I LOVE CAKE?! You betcha. Life it too short not to eat cake :)

The best cake?..... well that would be very hard to decide but at the top of the list would be the scratch chocolate cake that has a bit of mayonaise in it so it stays nice and moist. It would have to be topped and layered with 7 minute frosting, frosted with big swooping curls.

Cake, it is happy and homey and a present itself! The perfect thing to share with family and friends.

I know what I'm doing tomorrow....pulling out the mixer and the cake pans and flour .......

Kimberly Padilla

I don't have a recipe, but I love carrot cake and red velvet cake! Blessings!

Barbara Anne

Love the cake carrier! Love cake!

Here's what I would make ...

Chocolate Pistachio Cake

1 package of white or yellow cake mix
1 package of pistachio pudding mix
1/2c. orange juice
1/2c. water
4 eggs
1/2c. oil
chocolate syrup
confectioner's sugar

Grease and flour a bundt OR a 10" tube cake pan and set aside. Heat oven to 350*F.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend to moisten, them mix for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour approximately 3/4 of the cake batter into the prepared cake pan. To the remaining batter, add 3/4c. chocolate syrup and mix well. Pour over batter in cake pan and use a knife to swirl it around a bit. Bake at 350*F for an hour or until done. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pan and put the cake on the wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Enjoy!


Hugs!

Renee

This one Lime poke cake
http://nananaysgarden.blogspot.com/2010/12/kitchen-love.html

or this one cream cheese pound cake

http://nananaysgarden.blogspot.com/2010/04/just-little-left.html

Love the cake taker.

Rhonda

Hi, again! You asked for it, you got it! :)

Vanilla Wafer Cake

3/4 c. butter or marj.
1 c. sugar
1-12 oz pkg. vanilla wafers, crushed (about 3 c.)
1/2 c. milk
2 2/3 c. flaked coconut
1 c. chopped pecans (or walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan of choice: can bake in a 13 x 9 pan, or in a 9 inch tube pan using waxed paper over grease to line bottom.

Cream butter. Gradually beat in sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Then add crushed wafers and milk. Stir in coconut and nuts.

Spoon into greased pan. If using 13 x 9: bake for 45 - 50 min. If using tube pan: bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

When done, cool in pan for 10 min. before removing from pan and finish cooling. You can sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, or garnish with thawed frozen whipped topping sprinkled with nuts and some additional toasted coconut flakes as desired.

Enjoy!

Rhonda

I love that cake carrier! :) :) :)

Missy

Love that cake carrier! I would make my daughters favorite cake that I make her for her birthday every year which is a chocolate velvet torte. It is a two layers almost flourless chocolate cake with seedless raspberry jam in between the layers with the jam on top and then covered with a chocolate ganache. It is best when refrigerated and then let it sit out for a bit and then cut and serve with real whipped cream. I will be making it soon in March for her 21st birthday.

Bonnie Buchiarelli

Oh Kim.....now this post takes-the-cake. *snort* I never met a piece of cake I didn't like, so I can't really offer a favorite but you can bet I'll pick a new one to try from these comments. :0)

Adrienne

I have a cake carrier exactly like yours - a gift from a dear friend several years ago. I haven't ever taken a cake in it so it's about time for me to do that! It sit atop my refrigertor and pretties up the room.
~Adrienne~

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