Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Porch Club Bake Off

I'm joining up with Jill http://gypsyfleamarket.blogspot.com/ today, and I'm running really late to the party! Were suppose to share some of our recipes today.... well I'm not much of a baker, but thought it would be a lot of fun to join in anyway! First off I wanted to share a few things that reminds me of Valentines. Everyone that follows my blog at all, knows that I just adore cherubs, one of my favorite things to collect! This pair here is new to my collection, just found them this past weekend at the new Antique store that opened in our little town!

My favorite heart box! Another thing I collect is beautiful ladies!!!
I have a small collection of these wedding couples!
Now this is one of my favorite desserts and so easy to make:
It's called a dump cake
1 can apple pie filling (you can substitute for any pie filling) I like cherry
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 Tsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted~~~ I use 2 sticks of butter in mine
1 pkg. pudding cake mix (yellow)
1 cup chopped pecans

Empty the apple pie filling in oblong baking dish. Spread blueberry pie filling over the apple pie filling. Sprinkle pudding cake mix over the ingredients, melt butter and pour evenly over the pudding cake mix. Top with chopped pecans and bake about 30 min. at 350 degrees

This is just a store bought cake mix, that I fixed for the grand kids for Valentines!
Of course I had to fix two, so I could have a little too!!!
I got this picture of these gorgeous cookies and recipes for them from Romantic Home mag. Just click to enlarge!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentines Day! Hope you will join Jill http://gypsyfleamarket.blogspot.com/ and all of the other participants at the Porch Club Bake off for lots of baked goodies!!! I will have my post linked to Jill shortly! I have to go to town to our business and link from a different computer, mine won't link to anything.
The last 2 pictures where from Victoria mag.


Marydon said...

Just beautiful for any Valentine ... the romance is filling the air ...

Happy Valentine's Day ~

ShantyGirl said...

Yum! That dump cake recipe sounds wonderful and I like things that don't have to look beautiful as mine never look like the pictures in the magazines. Have a Happy Valenitines!

Gypsy Brocante said...

I think "doing pretty" just comes naturally to you my friend! ... a fabulous spread for you and the grandkids ... this is one romantic looking Valentine Table scape ..... yay for PINK cake!

I am going to try your dump cake ... I'll do cherries as well ... my favorite ; }

I hope you don't mind that I linked up your post ... linky has been giving fits today ... I found a window of time that it was working and took advantage!

Happy V'Day,

Kasia said...

You have beautiful collections and pictures.. I felt all cuddly because my Mom also collects antique cherubs! I must say, they dont all look like angers should lol but to her theyre amazing... its sweet to collect things like that... I myself collect birds, matches, from the earliest till now (laugh) and old photographies in frames... so no one knows the wall colours because you cant see them! :)

Your valentine table is amazing, it brings me back to old times.. beautifully done!


trash talk said...

Cherubs and cupids...doesn't get any better than that!
I make that same dessert...I'm all about easy. We call it Cherry Pizza Pie around here! I bet you can guess why!!!
Happy Valentine's

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Daphne--and I LOVE dump cakes!

Hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful!


Pamela said...

Happy Valentine's Day Daphne!!

The cake looks pretty yummy!
Pamela xo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

It all looks so pretty and yummy! Happy hearts day!!

animal print gal said...

So beautiful and Dreamy! Happy Valentine's Day!

The Gilded Cherub said...

Thank you for your nice post on my teacup trade...it was so exciting opening that box of goodies. And you are very welcome again, I am so happy that you liked your box of goodies, I was hoping you would like the pillow! I just love your new cherub find... its beautiful. I'm back from vacation it was wonderful getting away. I'm off to have surgery on my arm on Wednesday. I'm going to post something new tomorrow then it may be a while, but I will make sure I do lots of visiting... with my one hand...LOL Have a great week.


bikim said...


I'll try that recipe!
beautiful table!
happy day!

Nene said...

Simply Divine!!! Elegant at it's BEST! It's Purely Heavenly to look at these pictures Daphne... I wish I was there. :) Hope your Valentine's Day was as Fabulous. HUGS and Love, Nene

Anonymous said...

Hello Daphne,
Thank you for stopping yesterday and for the sweet wishes! I do hope your Valentine's Day was a beautiful one! :) This recipe looks and sounds delicious ... thank you! I shall extend All Hearts Day a tad bit longer by wishing you another blissful day overflowing with love and sparkles! Hugs, Paula

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hi Daphne,
Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me well with my surgery. I will let you know how it goes...thanks again. It's funny I have been practicing using just one arm, not easy LOL. Glad to hear your hand healed quickly.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Hi Daphne, I'm just lovin to have some of that dump cake, I'll be right over if you have any left, hope your Valentine's day was extra special just like you! hugs Marilou Guess I'm kinda late for the party, hope some is left!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Daphne, I'm totally in love with your gorgeous salt & pepper shakers.... my gosh I have never seen anything like those before.... they are absolutely gorgeous! I had to blow up the picture to get a good look on those babies.... those are TDF. Lets see I"ll place my order for the beautiful heart shape box and the shakers... HOw about it? hehe----
JUst KIdding, but not really-