Saturday, February 21, 2009
Spring is in the air!
We have had some beautiful sunny weather here in the the Pacific NW and I'm getting Spring fever. It's still cold outside but the sunshine sure feels good! I'm feeling the urge to get out in the yard. It's too soon to plant anything but there's plenty of weeding and pruning to be done. I've been having sinus trouble all week though so I didn't do anything too strenuous but I did manage to get some stamping in. This cute bunny gardener, cloud and spring sentiment are from the newest A Muse release, aren't they cute? I'm teaching a Stamping 101 class next week at the A Muse shop, please call them or click the link on my sidebar to sign up.
My friend, Cathy Lynne, orders cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Unfortunately, there isn't one near me but I was really inspired by their presentation. I haven't made a bundt cake in years, in fact I couldn't even find my bundt pan so I ran out and bought one just so I could make one and put a pretty flower on top. These Gerber daisies were on sale at Michael's and they definitely make me think of Springtime. My family are not big cake eaters but the kids love anything lemon flavored so I doctored up a vanilla cake mix with some lemon pudding (and a few other things) and added a simple lemon glaze. Now I want to find some pretty boxes and make cakes to give away! I am also on the lookout for smaller bundts (Nothing Bundt Cakes calls them "bundlets", LOL!) and some fun recipes to try. I think some fresh blossoms would be awesome on top too. Wouldn't these be fabulous for a cakewalk or bake sale?