Sunday, February 7, 2010

Strike Two - Sorry Kelli!

I should have listened to my inner cake baker and heeded the warning. It's Kelli's birthday and SuKnitWitty said, "Try Bundt." It looked pink and creamy in the mixing bowl . . .

and looked quite delicious just out of the oven . . .

Disaster struck. Should I try again? Any tips?
Oh well, we went off to P.F. Chang's to celebrate Kelli's special day. Birdie came, too. Jenny and Sam also joined us.

We took our Sunday Stroll at the mall.

We stopped to buy birthday dolls for Miss Bug and Birdie.

It's been snowing and cold all day and I'll buzz back to Kelli's to babysit so they can go out to dinner, but I like being home right now.

The poinsettia is still gracing me with her flowery self. Thank you, pretty girl.

Kerri from Songs of Light posted pictures of beautiful chickens and freshly laid eggs today and I ate one of these brown eggs for breakfast. I'm so glad that some of my blog friends have chickens! It's almost lambing time at Gumbo Lily's and I can't wait for THAT! Also, if you want to view some beautiful New Zealand children, go to Heart Felt and look at Sadie who loves HER doll.
There are so many lovely things to think about. Lambs, chickens, children, art, Valentine's Day, quilts, curtains, PRETTY cakes, husband and son coming home early in the week from far off South Africa, good films, sunny classrooms, sweet sons who talk to their mamas on the phone and WELCOME her phone calls (smile) and a zillion other pleasures that we all embrace and delight in. May you have a heart-dancing kind of a week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love your visits.


Kerri said...

I love your egg picture! Chicken's are so curious and fun and determined to keep trying till they get what they want. Maybe I should study the chicken to learn about life! Happy Birthday to Kelli too!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Did I forget to tell you to Pam Spray the Heck outta the Bundt Pan? I'm soooo sorry! They are suppose to be not stick...but Oh Nooooooo! I always spray anyway! I bet cake in a plate with strawberries and whip cream, and ya'd never know it was a sticker!

Happy Birthday to Kelli!!!

MamaF said...

Happy birthday to Kelli ! As for the cake, i would have loved the thought anyways and i'm sure Kelli did too :)

How beautiful it is what you said
''heart-dancing kind of a week''
I hope to have one and i hope you have one too !


Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Ah... yes, I too had a baking 'challenge' this weekend. I thought it would be okay to use a pizza tray as a baking tray for the 40 odd cupcakes I baked with Isobel (Mike's 9 year old daughter who came to stay)... and they burnt on the bottoms. Crispy is good for pizza, not so good for fairy cakes!

Put pink icing on them though!

Love Charlotte

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Happy Birthday to Kelli! And, oh, Pom Pom, how I do love the loving warmth of your spirit ~ it just warms me right through to my fingertips!! xo Kari

Angela said...

Just smother the cake in cream and strawberries! It will taste ok, no mater how it looks!
blessings x


Too bad about the cake, I have had things like that happen too, I throw alot of frosting on to cover up the problems. I bet it still tasted great.

Gumbo Lily said...

We really ARE kindred spirits after all! I cannot, for the life of me, get a bundt cake out of a pan without a mishap like you've had. Neither am I very good with the double layer type cakes. When my dd lived her, she seemed to be able to de-pan a cake easily and she was always in charge of that step in my cake baking. But now that she's married I have no one to de-pan my cakes. So what to do? Make 9x13's. Or my favorite: CUPCAKES!

Love seeing the Babes and thank you for the little blip about our lambies. We had twins born this morning and twins born this afternoon. I've been fussing with them because it's so devilish cold here. I need to take the camera next trip to the shed. You're the only one who knows about my lambies so far.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, how funny--I had the same thing happen to me yesterday! And last Sunday, too. I don't know what's up with my bundt pan. Is it a matter of not enough Pam? I wish I'd used the ancient angelfood cake pan instead. But Angela's right--tons of frosting covers a lot of ills!


wayside wanderer said...

Oh, your poor cake! Did you spray PAM all over it heavy and thick? They have a new spray that is a specifically for baking and I really like it. Maybe it isn't meant to be. I like the idea of cupcakes, too. :)

Sounds like you had a relaxing and fun weekend.

Gigi said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little girl! And, (as Sue said) I bet that cake was great all covered with strawberries and whipped cream!

Helen said...

What is it about pink cakes, that they disintegrate on you, Pom Pom. I seem to remember when you made the last one you expected it to do that, didnt you, so it must somehow be because of its pinkness! Does the pink ingredient make it disintegrate somehow, do you think? Still tasted great though, I bet. x

libbyquilter said...

hi Pom Pom~!~

i hope that you are enjoying your week.

i had to go and check out the chickens and their brown eggs~!!~and you are so right~!!~
someday i hope to have a few hens of my own . . .


Heart Felt said...

Lovely pics....I hope soon we will have eggs to eat once the chickens have stopped being broody! Thank-you for all your lovely comments too. xx

Bradley Maston said...

I'm sorry your cake popped! That's just no fun! Happy Birthday Kelli and girls!