Saturday, August 10, 2019

Random Notions - Sharing a Cake Recipe

A quick note - I haven't been around for awhile because I have a sick cat. I am doing everything I can to save her and she is looking better. Fingers crossed.

But I did want to pop in here and share a cake recipe my Aunt Frances gave to me a really long time ago - she has been gone since about 2013, I think. I had the cake many times at her house - it was her go-to recipe, and I thought I would share it with the world. It really is a good cake, and I copied it exactly as she had written it over 60 years ago:

Jiffy Cake
From a TV show in Fontana, California January 7, 1954
By fli

2 eggs – well beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 cup flour
½ cup scalded milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp butter

Cream eggs & sugar, add flour slowly with baking powder and salt.
Meanwhile scald milk, add butter and let cool.
Add cooled milk mixture with vanilla to egg mixture. Beat well.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes (any size greased and floured pan).
Makes a one layer cake.
“Very good sponge-type cake”
Can serve plain or with fruit and whipped cream or frosted.

If you try it, please let me know how you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Random Notions - A Finished UFO?!?

Ok, a very long time ago, I had shared some applique blocks I had made with the intention of making a wall hanging for Layla.  You can see the post here. Well, guess what? I actually finished it (in May) and Layla really likes it.

These blocks were so cute and fun to do.  I got the pattern out of one of the 100 Quilt Block Designs magazines from a couple of years ago.  You can't really see it, but I put some rhinestone bling around the dresses.  There is a rod pocket on the back so it can be hung. Gold rick rack was Layla's choice. The purple binding was a package that came from an old stash of sewing notions - that particular package was from JC Penney's and about 40 - 50 years old.  See, just because you don't need something today doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it - you will need it later! 😈

Wow - I just realized the color looks awful on that picture! Trust me - it really is cute and colorful!

For the past few days I have been playing with the change purses.  I have been experimenting with different ways to do the zipper and sizes. I like a small change purse around 6" wide by 4" tall to hold cash, ID, cards, and a chapstick.  Fits in my pocket quite well.  Anyone out there like to see them in another size?

The first one I finished, I love the fabric but wasn't happy with it (😉)-
6" x 4"

The ducks won't be going up on my Etsy shop.  But the second one I made, I like a lot more-

6" x 4"
The geckos may go up, or I may have to keep them for myself.  You can't see the zipper here, but if and when it goes up, I will make sure it shows. I am in the middle of making another right now and once I decide how I like the process to go, I will be kicking them out like crazy. I have so many cute fabrics to make these out of - I have collected many fat quarters over the years.

That's it. Please weigh in if you have a choice on size for the change purses.

Thanks for stopping by!