Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Let Them Eat Cake!

"Come said the wind to the leaves one day,
come o're the meadows and we will play.
Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
for summer is gone and the days grow cold."
A Child's Song from the 1880s

A gaggle of geese, franticly honking, just flew over.  They were headed south.  I guess they were as surprised as I was to wake up to 35 degrees this morning.  This gorgeous tree, just outside our front door, will soon drop those colorful leaves.  The patio fern will have to be brought inside where it hates to spend the winter.  

We had friends over for dinner on Saturday.  The menu was a nod to early autumn.  We started with
Brunswick stew, a dish I claim started in Virginia.  The Baker offered to do dessert.  I gratefully accepted and asked for a southern sweet.  He obliged with a ten layer white cake with chocolate frosting.

No, the crow did not have a crumb of this delicious concoction!

It was a good evening with dear friends.  So dear that we sent each couple home with a few slices of cake for their future enjoyment.  

I love cozy fall evenings with good friends and good food!!


  1. Stews are perfect cold weather meals. My compliments to the bakdr on a gorgrous looking dessert! We might get some s now tomorrow if the temps dkp down low enough.

  2. looks good from here, bet the crow wanted some of it. I think 6 layers is the most I have eaten, mother made 3 and once in a great while 5.

  3. I am so glad to see you, Bonnie!! And to know you are alright. The cake amazes me!!! How could anyone even handle all these thin layers? Your tree is beautiful, and the fern is so green and verdant still. The Baker can come and visit me any time!

  4. It sounds like a perfect evening--a chill in the air, good friends gathered and wonderful food.

  5. That cake looks spectacular:@)

  6. Oh my god. That looks divine. My very favorite cake is white with chocolate frosting. Please save me a piece!

  7. I envy those friends!! You and The Baker make a power couple in the kitchen!! Nothing like good friends and good food. blessings and hugs ~ tanna
    ps thank you. ;)

  8. It is always nice to spend time with friends. schedules get
    so busy and time gets away.
    The cake looks soooo good!

    M : )

  9. Such a chilly and gloomy week it has been. I am in the more for soups and chocolate desserts! What a beautiful cake!

  10. I want some delicious looking :)

  11. Just stopped back by to wish you a Merry Christmas. It is a good thing I did because I noticed that my original comment didn't get through. Very impressive cake that I'm sure everyone enjoyed.

  12. Happy,happy birthday! Can't think of a better way to spend a birthday than with good card playing friends, and good food. Lets' hope spring finally makes it appearance,


  13. My Father in Law makes a cake just like that. An old Southern recipe. He cuts the layers with string, I think.


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