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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I Goofed....

Most of my blogging friends know we belong to a
Home Fellowship group.

We meet each Sunday evening in different homes
and we always share a meal together.
Boy.....
some delicious foods show up and we surely are glad to share.
This  past Sunday, I signed up to bring my favorite cake in the whole world...
a white cake
with a homemade Fudge icing....


 I started with a white cake mix....


 added an extra egg....



I always add vanilla...

(and I may or may not always add a drop behind ea ear just the way my Aunt Lillian always did...:)

I like pure vanilla but am out of it and I think Adams Extract
is really good.


looking gooood....

 but, then...
everything went SOUTH...

...my fudge icing...
not sure what happened but it got thick before I could spread it on the cake.
And...

not quite enuf to cover so I had to step in,
add a bit of milk to the icing left (hard) in the pan.
Cooked it for a little and poured it over the whole cake...

even an UGLY cake looks pretty sassy with enuf nuts sprinkled on top.


After covering it with those chopped pecans,
I was on my way to Fellowship....


 There were a few pieces of cake left....
 so I had a piece with my Monday afternoon tea.


My little Autumn Roosters wanted to have tea, too.


Yummmmm...


 I brewed up my large TEA mug full of BLACK CHERRY BERRY herbal tea..
one of my favorites



I absolutely adore seasonal and cute paper napkins...


 I just bought this adorable THANKFUL candle at
Home Goods.
(I luv that store)


I love using my mama's vintage golden flatware...
The color is perfect for Autumn.


Even with a broken heart,
I am BLESSED...
and
SO VERY THANKFUL.

XOXO, bj

42 comments:

  1. Cake and icing, what’s not to like? My favorite growing up was yellow cake with my Granny’s homemade chocolate icing.

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  2. Oh yum! Cake and chocolate icing is the best!

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  3. Your cake looks delish! You have always made my mouth water when you write about your cooking and baking! Big smiles here.

    Keep that smile on your face-it must be hard but I so admire you. :00

    Jane x

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  4. That's my favorite kind of cake. My mom used to make the best homemade chocolate icing, but I never learned how she made it, and it wasn't a written recipe. It was in her head.

    A lot of times I bake a yellow with choco icing cake when we will be watching our grandson. And then I have to sing that song to him "If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake", but I change the words to "I knew you were coming, so I baked a cake". He will grow up never knowing the real words to that song.

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  5. I never had the skill to bake cake, eating cake however...

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  6. I think 'goofs' are where the really great recipes come from. Count yourself in the league.

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  7. Chocolate, no matter what, like being a bit “off” on the “spreadable
    must have been enjoyed with the chopped pecans . . .
    You are an A+ in the baking, creating . . . tweaking, making things pretty department!

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  8. Great save! Sometimes they just dont turn out like they supose too but at the end, its all about the taste. And everything in life needs a few nuts. Haha.
    My favorite fork is just like the one in your photo but mine is red. I had a whole set but down to only one fork now.
    Have a blessed week!
    Hugs
    Lisa

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  9. So glad to see you blogging again. How nice to belong to a fellowship group, we need one here where I live. The cake looks good. I have done the same thing. Always keep nuts in the house.

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  10. Nice save, LOL! I like seasonal napkins too -- such a quick 'n easy way to dress up an otherwise ordinary table setting.

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  11. The cake looks delicious. The candle and napkins are very nice. It is good to see you back to blogging. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. I wanted to dive in to that yummy cake so couldn’t imagine any goof! If I had Adams Extract, I’d be tempted to give up pure vanilla. One has to be a millionaire to buy pure vanilla or vanilla beans these days. Blessed me, I do have a batch brewing under the counter. My daughter asked me why I have so many vodka bottles under there...ha! I just can’t bear to part with even a drib or drab of the stuff...it’s that precious!

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  13. Looks REALLY good...goof or no goof!

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  14. BJ your cake looked yummy! So good to hear from you!

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  15. Gosh your goofed cake looks PERFECT to me! Chocolate and pecans, how could it not be wonderful...It's the simple things in life that make us smile for a bit that are soooo valuable.

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  16. Looks like you did a really great job covering up your goof!

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  17. I'd love a piece of that cake, Bj. it looks so good. I love all things chocolate and nuts. I'm sure with the white cake it was delicious!

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  18. What goofed? I am sitting here drooling, would love a piece with my tea!
    Have a blessed day.
    Sue

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  19. I think your goof is better than my nicely iced cake. It looks wonderful and I am tempted to grab a flight and head down to visit you for tea.

    God bless.

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  20. I am sure no one at your meeting you you had made a little adjustment to the cake. My mother always said an ugly cake was the best. Have no doubt that applies to you. Hang in, it will get better.

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  21. As my Granny used to say, Cake and Chocolate, what's not to love. Then she would add, It'll all get mixed up in the stomach anyhow. LOL

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  22. Think of you every day. Wish I could come sit down with a cup of tea and a piece of that cake and the two of us would cry on each other's shoulders. I got up all teary-eyed this morning. Need a friend's shoulder right now. But, A piece of cake would help. hehe

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  23. I could lick that icing off with my fingers! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  24. I'm sure the cake was delicious, however I am in love with your canisters behind the bowl, are they Mackenzie Child's, All of a sudden I want everything black and white check in my all blue house LOL

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  25. Chocolate icing and cake is the best. I love the napkins you bought. These nuking of you.

    Cindy

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  26. I personally think nobody REALLY cares what a cake looks like, they care what it tastes like, and I would eat that cake in a hot minute!

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  27. Wonderful blog post! The food looks yummy and the decorations are perfect for this wonderful season.

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  28. Your cake sounds wonderful! Wish I could have shared the leftovers with you. I'll have to find that tea and give it a try. I've been venturing out to try new flavors and that's one I haven't tried yet. I am so blessed - and finding you through our blogs has been one of my treasured blessings.
    ~Adrienne~

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  29. Let me tell you what my daughter did. She made her own vanilla extract. Vanilla beans soaked in bourbon. Its a science experiment in the basement. Ha ha. But it takes a few months apparently. Ha ha. I have yet to use it making my pecan pie, but I bet it will be yummy.

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  30. Love all the fallish looks. That cake looks yummy. One thing better than a fellowship group is one that includes dinner, too. :) Love that idea. Glad you have that.

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  31. What a delightful tea time for yourself, bj!

    I think your cake looks scrumptuous - sorry you didn't feel it was perfect, but sure looks perfect to me!

    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs.

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  32. those ARE cute napkins and I like the candle too! The cake looks DEE-LICIOUS my friend, no goofs there!! Long as it tastes good it doesn't matter how it looks anyway, right!? I do love white cake with chocolate icing--one of my favorites. Hope you've had a good week---you're in my thoughts!

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  33. Taste is what counts. Hope you have a good week. I might just have to try to make some fudge frosting this week myself.

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  34. Everything you make looks delicious🏆 Yes, even with a broken heart we are blessed. Hugs

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  35. You're a true Southern cook...you can make it work no matter what! And I HAVE to get some of that tea! How wonderful it sounds. Sending you bunches of hugs, Diane

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  36. There is no such thing as an ugly cake! Yours included! It does sound delish -- I'll bet everyone enjoyed it to the max!

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  37. Wow, you wrote you goofed and I see there but dang, it still looks darn good and yummy. Love the tea you picked to go with it. I've never had that but I love cherry and chocolate combo.

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  38. Beautifully written post as always. Thanks for inviting us into the kitchen.
    Glad you went to Fellowship. I am sure yours was the tastiest dessert!
    Have a Blessed week!

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  39. White cake with chocolate fudge icing is one of my favorites too! I don't think there's any way in the world you could goof it up, it all will taste good! I loved all of the pretty fall touches that you have and I'm glad that you are finding ways to smile through all of the sorrow in your heart! Big hugs!

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  40. Guuuurl if I was there would be no cake left that looks scrumptious! lol How blessed you are that you still have your mommas utensils and so pretty and rare, I love that color. You are an inspiration and I know your hubby is looking down with a smile so proud of you. much love Row. <3

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  41. Dear BJ - the cake looks so delicious. As your food tends to do!
    Love and ongoing prayers coming your way.

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  42. What a great respite from the day. Delicious even if it was a goof.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj