Thursday, March 4, 2010

JUST DESSERTS AND A GIVEAWAY!!

At the end of this blog will be directions for the giveaway.


Don't you just love a dessert table? I always try to offer several different desserts, cake, pastry and chocolates ....of course. I love the hot pink and black together. I made this table cloth for my grandaughters baby shower last year, for her baby girl. She wanted black and pink and a French theme. I think we captured that pretty well and we had a fabulous time.I'm not certain you can see it but
I think the black eifel tower adds a great touch .



When my darling daughters were here during the holiday we all went shopping, of course, and we found this darling clock at one of our favorite shops in St. George. We asked each other, "would you like that for a Christmas gift?"? OH YES! So there you are, we each have one. It's wonderful shopping together because we all like the same things and love being together.
My husband and I arise about 5:45 each day and exercise for half an hour We have a "little" breakfast, because he, not me, (but should be), is on a diet and when he leaves for work I go out to feed the chickens. I love my chickens, but not necessarily my Chantecler (the rooster). Today he seemed to be a wee bit agressive and so I left without providing any treats. He had better shape up!! No more goodies for him.


Any way, I decided I need to make a cake for my table scape. (Oh I must tell you it is fabulous if you like chocolate, butter and pecans) I wanted it to fit on one of my pedestal cake plates so I had to put it in a smaller pan than what it called for, which left me with enough batter to make a 5" cake also.


I had a little problem with the lock on the springform pan but finally got it locked.......I thought.

As I was hustling about I heard this little click and thought, no it can't be, Pooh, it was. The lock had undone itself and there was cake all over the oven burning and smoking. I dang neer burned up a wooden spoon while trying to hold up the heating element and clean up the mess and still allow the larger cake to continue cooking. But I will tell you this........it was worth the mess. I will provide the recipe later. Yumalicious!! P.S. I like decorating the cake simply, just a CHOCOLATE Tortoise Shell for each slice.


The apple cake obove is also one our favorites. Simple but wonderful.
I just love these plates for serving desserts. They are just plain white with "Just Desserts" written on them and a simple picture of a cupcake, a cake and a layered cake. There are two of each plate making a nice set of 6.



Every dessert table should have a tart of some type and of course CHOCOLATE.
And I also like to offer a little CHOCOLATE sauce which you can add hot milk and have a little hot chocolate. I love this little chocolate pot I found at Tai Pan for a whopping $4.
This plate has 3 of our Tortoise Shells, 1 of our Petite Tortoise and a choocolate cup with ganach and a cherry which we don't ship because it is so fragile.


This cake recipe calls for a lovely icing but I like it plain so that I can

offer chocolate syrup (homemade of course) to pour over the top and a little creme fresh on the side



These are the plates I am offering for our GIVEAWAY. They are so darling.









Sometimes you just want a simple little dessert and here it is.


One PETITE TORTOISE


I am participating in Tablescape Thursday


Frugal and Fabulous
How to enter:

One entry: Leave a comment

Two entries: Blog about my giveaway

Three entries: Facebook about the giveaway


Random drawing will be on March 20, 2010

I will notify the winner March 23, 2010

54 comments:

Jo said...

I love,love,love chocolate!And I like these just dessert dishes.

Natasha said...

What a yummy post and a lovely give away too. I am having a give away also! Please come and visit if you have a chance.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Barbara said...

Pick me, pick me

Denise Marie said...

what a yummy give-away.

Wendy said...

Love your blog and miss ya Joanie!

~Shelley~ said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! And I love the dessert plates!! So cute!

mdlangmead at gmail dot com

Came over from The Style Sisters :)

Julie Harward said...

Came over from your daughters blog....LOVE these darling plates...what a great give a way! Come say hi :D

Kathy said...

These plates are so cute and we have six people in our family
Kathy
2obx@embarqmail.com

suburban prep said...

They are soooo darling.
I love your daughters blog and now I have found yours .
Thank you.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Karen Beth said...

I love Style Sisters, so it is fun to see your blog too. What a cute blog. And the plates are cute too. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Hillcrest Acres said...

The dessert plates are so cute. Please count me in on this great giveaway. I posted about it on the sidebar of my blog.

Patriotic Mom said...

I am wanting chocolate now...cute plates! Joan

Jeannine said...

Love the dessert table. When we have open houses I always set out a dessert table. It seems so much more cheery than savories. hanks for sharing. I would love to win some "just desserts"

Gillian Layne said...

I'd love to be entered, those are darling! :)

Dining Delight said...

Being a chocoholic, I love the name of your blog and then to see the fabulous desserts you made - YUMMY! I love the black with the pink - very striking and something different for a baby shower. The clock that you & your daughters all got, is marvelous - no wonder you all wanted one! Love the little dessert plates too! Glad to hear that things like the mishap with your springform pan don't just happen to me!

DD

Gretta said...

Wow, not only do you have amazing tablescapes but your food photography is making my mouth water. Thanks for the chance to win.

Raggedy Kingdom said...

Love your dessert scape. It is love and it would be great to win the plates.
Sheila @ Raggedy Kingdom

Sarah S. said...

Cute, cute plates. I would love to win. I hopped on over from your daughters blog.
stephaa@hotmail.com

cindy said...

LOVE the plates!

cindyascott{at}yahoo.com

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

ADORABLE~!!yummy desserts on beautiful plates. It doesnt get better than that..

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what sweet goodness...nothing better then chocolate then maybe having it served on these sweet plates...
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

~Tonja~ said...

Posted about your sweet giveaway and you can find it here...
http://woodshomestead.blogspot.com/
Thanks
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Julia Writer said...

Oh my this whole blog looks good enough to eat!

Michele P. said...

these are super cute dishes and omigosh those tortoises look so yummy I almost climbed into the computer to try one, lol. Loved the table setup too, my 8 yr old is having a party in a few months and I like those colors!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

These are wonderful.
I would love to be entered.
Thanks so much,
Tammy

Connie said...

You know how to set a pretty table! I bet you and your daughters have lots of fun together!
Your chocolates look divine and may I make a confession. I just bought my first springform pan last week. Still haven't used it so I'll be back to get your recipe when you post it.
Darling dessert plates. Would love to win!
Have a great day.

GrannySue said...

How adorable your table is. I can empathize with the spring form pan debacle. Have had it happen more than once! I finally replaced the pan just for the heck of it.

I think chocolate is the most amazing thing on earth and that it can heal and/or improve just about anything!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Oh loving your Dessert Party!

I do have DP during Spring & Autumn. Loving your collections.

Happy w/end.

Tins and Treasures said...

The dessert plates are adorable. Thank you for entering my name in your generous give-away.

Have a relaxing Sunday ~Natalie

Jen S. said...

Very cute plates! Desserts are my favorite!

Patricia said...

I love dessert and what cute plates.

Green Eyed Girl said...

Super cute plates! I love them and thanks for having such a fun giveaway! Vicki

Rambling Girl said...

Oh those are supper cute...please add me...and I came over by way of your daughter's blog...which she totally rocks!

April said...

Oh how yummy!!! And the plates are darling. I work in a bakery and so love anything chocolate and anything sugary :)

Danny & Desirae Sommers said...

I love to eat sweets, mainly chocolate and would love to eat it on these cute plates! I have enjoyed the sisters blog and now look forward to enjoying yours.

Rachel said...

I came over from the style sisters blog, and am excited to have found another inspiration to help fuel my creativity bug. I would love to be entered to win those awesome dessert plates! Thanks!

Lizzie said...

These plates are so cute! They would be so perfect for a party!
ecmorris(at)usc(dot)edu

Betsy Grewe said...

I hope beyond hope that I get these adorable plates. You guys rock!

ProjectHope7 said...

who cant resist chocolate and desserts and these plates? thanks so much for a great giveaway.... these are fun!
cathy b
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

Tonya said...

I found you through the Children's Nest...what a talented daughter you have! And I NEED these plates(almost as much as I NEED chocolate!) :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those plates are so cute! I would love to have plates just for dessert:)

Cristin said...

What a yummy giveaway!!! Thanks for dropping by mine too.

xo,
cristin

Suzanne said...

your blog looks so yummy. thanks for stopping by the mother huddle and making that nice comment.

Rhondi said...

Such a yummy giveaway!
Hugs, Rhondi

MJ said...

I'd love to win! :) I skipped over here from your daughter's blog. How fun!

Ashley said...

All of those look yummy :)

My Owl Barn said...

I stumbled across your blog and love it! This giveaway is amazing! Btw, that apple cake is making me hungry :)

Diane H said...

Ohhh your desserts! What a wonderful post.
Please enter my name in your generous giveaway.
I'm off to another tea party - thank you!

livebettersavemore said...

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Barbara said...

Pick me. you are in facebook, and my blog. Come by for a visit. Thank you for the oportunity.

Beth said...

Adorable vignette! Love the pictures and I would love to win your plates - they are adorable! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Annikke said...

I am drooling now all over my keyboard -- that stuff all looks SO good! Those dishes are darling -- I just love them!

Mary Ann said...

I adore those little dessert plates and would love to have them. Your blog is lovely.

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CIELO said...

Everything looks so pretty and inviting here... just yummylicious! Please add me to your awesome give-away! and nice meeting you!

Come smell the roses at our little house in the roses!

cielo