Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another Cake

This is a 6" round, 4 layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, marshmallow fondant and fondant decorations for a baby shower a friend was hosting.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

More groom's cake pics

Carissa did a very nice presentation of the groom's cake in front of everyone at the reception.  I didn't see it when I arrived at the reception, so I asked the woman from catering that I had given it to earlier in the day.  Good thing I did, because they had forgotten about it!  No harm done, though, and I was so touched that she presented it to him in such a way.  I was worried about it, because I had not been able to taste it, so I asked the woman serving our table to bring me a slice.  They had taken a slice at the presentation, but the rest was being wrapped for them to take home.  She came back in a few minutes with a small slice.  It was exactly as I had hoped it would be.

Here are some more pictures:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I do love a wedding

We're off today to my good friend Carissa's wedding.  I stepped in late in the game to make the groom's cake.  It's a 2 layer 9" round of Dorie's Perfect Party Cake with the lemon amped up a bit via a limoncello simple syrup and lightly flavored mousseline buttercream from The Cake Bible.  The decorations are piped chocolate.  I'd love to say I piped them on the cake, but I did tons on parchment paper, then picked the best ones for the cake.  Last night I was seeing every imperfection, but today, I really like it.  I do wish the icing was smoother, but I think it's fine, and I know they will appreciate and love it.

Chicken Cacciatore

Bob G gave me a recipe for chicken cacciatore.  Since the weather has cooled off considerably, it seemed like a good time to make such an earthy, saucy, warm dish.  I forgot to pick up mushrooms, so this tasted lighter than the last time I made it, but it was still delicious.  I made polenta finished with some butter and parmesan to serve underneath the chicken.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Craftster Mini Art Quilt Swap 3

I participated in another swap.  This one was a mini art quilt.  Each swapper gave several themes as well as color preferences to inspire their partner.  I was paired with a wonderful partner!  My quilt is by far the favorite out of the whole gallery.  

Here is the quilt I sent to my partner, using her themes of Ireland and religion.  I wanted to include a third knot overlaid on a cross, but it would have made the quilt larger than the requirements.  I also used green and orange, the colors of the Irish flag.

And here is the quilt she sent me, which used my color preferences and also my sewing theme.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Weeks Ringle will be presenting at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's October 17th meeting!  See the CMQG blog for more details