Monday, April 26, 2010


Saturday bright and early (well it wasn't too bright - raining again). I gathered everything I need to make two cakes. I had a house warming to attend on Saturday afternoon and my granddaughter was having her confirmation on Sunday morning. I needed a cake for each occasion so I had to get busy.

Well, I think I know why some people just buy the cakes for special events. Quite a pile of pans to wash.
I wanted to make this cake special for my granddaughter. I had decided to make her cake square and didn't give a thought as to what I would use for a cake plate.

Of course it wouldn't fit on a round plate so I turned a cookie sheet over and taped a piece of lace to the cookie sheet. Not bad!

I bought a wooden cross at the local craft store and painted it white. Chose a pearl necklace that had belonged to my mother and twined around the cross. Just a little extra gift for the occasion. Also bought a floral garland with little white flowers to surround the bottom of the cake.
She had requested white cake with strawberry icing. I though the pink icing was very pretty with the white.

Since I was in decorating mode I also decked out the German chocolate cake I made for the housewarming. Something special for a young couple buying their first house together.

Everyone said they were yummy too.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a good grandmother you are! And how lovely to give her the pearls that were your mother's. A special gift.

Both of those cakes are just beautiful.

Just Breathe said...

I hate the clean up part in all cooking and baking.

The cakes came out beautiful.

GardenofDaisies said...

You made such lovely cakes!!!

donna said...

Stella, if I get confirmed again and buy another house, will you please make me two cakes?

How special about the pearls. Just perfect.


Kelly said...

Lovely cake! What a fabulous present!! Those pearls are gorgeous and such a perfect way to give them!!

Paula said...

Both cakes look so nice and I'm sure that your thoughtfulness was much appreciated.

Chatty Crone said...

Your granddaughter's cake was gorgeous. How did you think to do all that - you had to plan the decorations first and then the cake.

German chocolate looked delish - except for the coconut! lol


Kissed by an Angel said...

Gorgeous cakes!!! I love the pearl necklace gift idea!! So original!!!

Marietta said...

Stella. the cakes were very pretty and how sweet... You comments on my china... the one in the tub is a water fountain... All loose china... Revert a pot with a drainage hole.. place a small fish pump in and some tub running up the pot hole... I have a vintage shaker that the water spurts out of the top ... It has just a very slight calming water flow sound.... Blessings

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Those cakes look beautiful! They also look delicious, which is not good for my diet :-( Glad that they're not in my kitchen or I'd HAVE to have a piece of each...hehehe

Jean Tuthill said...

Your cakes came out beautiful. I'm trying to catch up on all your posts. Your deck will be beautiful, I love the fountains and the rain chains. And the red tulips are beautiful, I've not seen those double ones like that. I was sorry to hear about your accident, hope it's all better now. Good to talk to you again.

Mimi said...

Hi Stella!!!
I grabbed a bite of both cakes right through the screen!!!They were both very good indeed!!!Love the lace over the cookie sheet, made that look so nice and pretty!!!
How awesome 2 events in 1 day!!!My kind of day!!!haha
have a great week end

Anonymous said...

Those cakes look beautiful and soooo yummy!!

~ Regan said...

Wow, Stella!! Those cakes turned out beautifully!! I agree- the pink and white do look very pretty- what a great idea to add the pearls to it- and to surprise her with a family keepsake!
The german chocolate cake looks sooo yummy! You're making me hungry! :)