Thursday, June 2, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 and Lacey's Patriotic Cake!

I knew it!

I knew I would think today is Tuesday and of course it is not Tuesday.

It is Wednesday, and I need to have some Yankee Belle Fun here for Thursday!!!!


But, wait.... we had a Memorial Day weekend, so there is fun to be had! We were farming and planting and watching all kinds of little kids and sweet babies and we had a wonderful time going to the annual Hilton Memorial Day parade and paying our respects to veterans... and our flag. And our high school marching band, and our first responders....

It was a lovely parade, and then some quiet time at the cemetery, planting flowers in the Blodgett garden.

We embraced service, life and loss, and it was all good!

Lacey made the creation of the day.... Patriotic cake!

Now, that's an eclectic picture, you're saying.... Why are the cakes on Barilla Fettucine boxes? Is this a new thing?

Well, this is what happens when you need to reassemble your 140 year old oak table and haven't done it yet.... and there was no place to set the cakes to cool where little kids couldn't/wouldn't get them!

These are 6" cakes, white cake dyed to the appropriate colors....

Top shot! Lacey frosted the cake, then decorated the top with strawberries and blueberries...

Isn't that perfect?????


And this is triple berry sauce on French vanilla pound cake from Sam's Club... I made the berry topping by thawing triple blend berries and slicing two pounds of fresh strawberries into the berry mix, and adding about 1/2 cup sugar and letting it sit for about 20 minutes....

So we had red/white/blue desserts covered!

Happy Baby Alert!!!!

Morgan! She's getting so big, she's 18 months old now, and her dark straight hair has turned to blonde curls! How funny!!!!! She looks like her mama but she got my square (read: big) head!!!! She's adorable!
Happy Baby Alert #2!!!!!
Lena!!! Big brother Finn is running around her exer-saucer, and she thinks he's soooo funny!

And then here....

Finn, Morgan and MacKenzie, with a little berry snack and fun going on....

A beautiful day.... A happy day, with a few bittersweet moments, and that's okay.

We're into planting season here, and there's always a project or two going on, so as the fresh veggies go in and start to produce, we'll have some fun on the farm! And we're going to try old fashioned rhubarb custard pie, a Ruthy favorite!

Wishing you a great week from all of us at Yankee Belle Cafe, excited about summer! 

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  1. Ohhh, you'll have to let us know how the rhubarb custard pie turns out. I tried a rhubarb custard dessert that promised to be 'divine' but it was an epic fail. The three cups of sugar should have been a clue. A waste of four eggs as well. It had a cookie type base that was blech and the custard just wouldn't cook so it took ages to bake and when if finally came out of the oven all the sugar had crystallized on the top and it was way to sweet. Ugh. And I was baking for a church thing with no back up plan. Ugh.

    Love these cake -- how cool is that? And simple! My icing never looks that smooth though and when I make a layer cake it always looks like the leaning tower of Pisa.

  2. That was a beautiful cake, but you have to admit it was overshadowed by the cute grandchildren!

    Glad you had a lovely weekend, Ruthy :)

  3. I am so mixed up about the day of the week. I hope I remember to show tomorrow. That cake is totally gorgeous. Yummmmmmy! No cake is overshadowed by anything in my world.

  4. Been treading water these last couple of days, but glad I finally made it because those red, white and blue desserts look not only delicious, but copy-worthy, Ruthy. Sounds like y'all had a very full and fun holiday, as it should be.