Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Goodies & A Very Neat Quilt In the Making

I made a couple of cakes to take over to my sister's for our Mother's Day get-together...
I made a Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese "Drizzle."
That's quite a drizzle, huh?
I added a cup of coconut to the batter.
Recipe I Used Here:  Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Then I made my Granny's Fresh Banana Cake

This cake is nothing like banana bread. It's a yellow cake made from scratch, no bananas in it, and the "frosting" is just fresh-sliced bananas with the icing drizzled over the layers. You cook the icing to just below softball stage and it's a little tricky...okay, it's a whole lot tricky because my Granny didn't give explicit instructions for it. You know how grannies are.."Just put in a little bit of this, just eyeball it, cooking a few minutes until it looks like it's done," etc. Anyway, the icing is sugary and wonderful. Mine started to hardened up quickly as I was doing the top layer. I should have stopped and added a little milk, but I didn't. This cake is SO FREAKIN' GOOD. The recipe is a closely-guarded family secret, but I'll share it with my sweet bloggy friends if anybody thinks they'll make it. I may have already shared it a few years ago, but I can't remember.

This was me sitting on a stool cooking the icing.

The whole reason I'm showing this picture is because I think my hair looks good. LOL. How vain of me. I ended up burning the first batch of icing and had to start all over with a heavier pan.

My sister also made a Banana Split Cake (top center).
I ate some of everything. Diet be damned.
More on the diet thing another time.


Now about that quilt....

I am not making it. I don't sew, remember? My momma is making it for my sister, and I think it's pretty darn cool. All of the material used to make the quilt is my sister's old scrubs (she's an RN), pants and tops. Here are some pictures of it in the making...

Of course, it will be much bigger than this. This is just all that would fit on the table for a picture right now. All of the hearts will be made with printed material, with the backgrounds solid except one, which will be the opposite...a solid heart with a printed background. My mom is going to sew embroidery my sister's name and graduation date on that solid heart. (It's the maroon heart shown above). Isn't that a neat idea? Maybe it isn't anything new to you quilters out there, but I'd never seen anything like it. So cool, and I'm totally jealous that my sister is getting a quilt that my momma is making. I'll have to beg for one of my own when she's done with this one. Maybe she can make one with all my dogs' hair incorporated into it. Ha-ha.  I'm keeding!


That's it from me today.
Thanks for visiting!
Talk at ya'll later.


  1. I love it when you give us food porn! It all looks so yummy. :)

    I love your Mom's quilt she is making for your Sister. It's beautiful.

    Blessings always

  2. I think that cakes made from scratch with homemade frosting should not count against the diet. They all look delicious!
    I love the heart quilt made out of the scrubs. What a great idea!
    Also I ripped out my white crochet blanket up to the section with the off color yarn. I'm going to make as many grannies as I can, then go see if I can find more yarn that's a closer match. Otherwise it's getting a colored border.

  3. Ooh, those cakes look sooo good. I would like the banana cake recipe please.
    The quilt looks lovely!
    Maybe your mom can make you a quilt with doggy material.
    You know, like all types of dogs or dogs like yours.
    Love it when you post doggy pictures!

  4. YOur Mom is pretty wonderful to make that amazing quilt. Love the looks of all those yummy cakes, I think for a celebration you can take the day off dieting don't you?
    Sending you a big hug,

  5. Hi Pammy Sue,
    Your cake looks darn good to me:))looks like a pic from a book ..

    Love the idea of your mums,, Great way to share memories :))
    hugs pat :))

  6. Oh my! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures of those cakes. I can't imagine what it must have been like to actually smell them! Yum!!!
    As for the quilt, well your Mom is an artist and how sweet to do it all in your sisters scrubs, The name and date are a wonderful touch. I'm sure your sister will love it.


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