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?

14 comments:

Cathy said...

It's adorable and looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

It turned out so cute! When you make it to SLC, I'll take you to a Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Melting Pot.

~Laurie

Dorinda said...

Yummy!

Meredith said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious!!!!!

june said...

what a cute card! the bundt looks delish. everytime i make a bundt, i think of the scene in "my big fat greek wedding".:)

Jennie M said...

I *love* this card Joyce! The colors are just wonderful! The cake you made is so cute too!

jill Grace said...

Bundt cake... now that takes me back! Yummy! Love your card - that bunny gardener stamp is just too cute!

Karen Maloney said...

That card is too cute! And the cake looks scrumptious too! If you want a good bundt pan you have to get Nordic Ware - mine is probably 20 years old and still works like a champ. They have a mini-bundt pan too that you can use for either cupcakes or pumpkins. Check it out at http://www.nordicware.com/store/products/detail/mini-pumpkin-muffin-pan/2095A3DE-FB06-102A-A134-00137233C6B0

Frozenstamper said...

Joyce,
You'd enjoy a book by author Jeanne Ray called "Eat Cake." All her novels are really funny and have atleast one part where you just laugh out loud! Eat Cake is one where the character bakes cakes...it even includes a recipe or two.
Very cute card too!

Susan N. said...

Your bundt cake looks yummy. I love the presentation. You might look for the mini-bundt pans at the kitchen shop at Alderwood Mall. Love you card.

Dawn said...

OMG! Bundt! Have you seen the movie "Big fat greek weding?" Remember when the MIL brought the bundt cake to the "meet the inlaws dinner"? So funny! LMAO

Becky Rusher said...

Cute card, Joyce! I love bunny gardener! That cake looks awfully yummy! I'm a big lemon fan. I've gotta stop drooling! ;)

Debbie said...

Love your card, Joyce. That bunny gardener is one of my favorite new stamps. Your cake looks delicious!

Alanna Harris said...

I love your card...makes me want to get gardening!