Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kelli's Krafts - O Christmas Tree and A Recipe

I rhymed!  I wanted to share with you the card that the guests made at my most recent workshop.  Since it was in November, I decided to have everyone make a Christmas card.  Here's what I came up with:

I used Garden Green and Real Red card stock as well as Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series PaperI used Garden Green as the base of my card and then lined it with a piece of Real Read (the measurements of the GG are 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and the measurements for the RR are 5 1/4 x 4).  Along the bottom I adhered a piece of the DSP (approx measurements are 2 1/2 x 4).  I used Paisley Prints for my image (love this set, found in SU's Holiday Mini catalog) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for my sentiment.  I stamped the image and sentiment on Whisper White card stock (approx measurements 2x3) and framed it with a piece of Garden Green card stock (approx measurements 2 1/4 x 3 1/4).

Here's a close up of the image...I love the details.

There you have a quick and easy way to say Merry Christmas.  It really is not too late to make Christmas cards...or New Years cards :)
Now...here's the recipe for the cake I pictured here yesterday.

5-Flavor Pound Cake

2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
5 eggs, well beaten
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp each...vanilla, lemon, almond, rum & coconut

Beat butter, shortening & sugar
Add eggs, milk & baking powder, stir
Gradually add flour
Add flavors, stir
Grease bundt pan & lightly shower with flour
Pour batter into pan

Bake at 325 for 1 1/4 hours (checking every 5 minutes during the last 15 minutes).  You know the cake is done when you poke it with a toothpick and the toothpick comes out clean.
Remove cake from pan and cool on plate.

For Glaze

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp each...vanilla, lemon, almond, rum & coconut

In saucepan combine ingredients & bring to boil
Stir until sugar is melted
Poke holes in cake with toothpick & pour glaze on top (Rondell likes to do this while the cake is still warm).

Enjoy (and be prepared for your family to ask you to make it again)!!!


Kelli @ RTSM said...

I seriously LOVE that paisley print! So cute! And that recipe sounds similar to the pound cake I make except I only add almond extract to mine.

Rach said...

I just LOVE that stamp set! That is a fantastic card. :o)

I figured out last night my Christmas card list is about 80 people. I will go CRAZY if I make 80 of the same card, so I'm going to be making five different designs. I got the first three mocked up last night and will hopefully get the other two done this evening. :fingers crossed:

THEN, the fun can begin. ;o)

And, thank you SO much for the recipe. It sounds amazing! :o)

Genn said...

great Christmas cards! So fun. And that pound cake sounds delightful!

Kim3278 said...

I am ALL over that PAISLEY print. I LOVE it. That card is way cute friend. You did good.

Emily said...

I LOVE that paisley!

Angie said...

Cute cards...I love them!

And Yum! I am a huge pound cake fan...yummy!

jennykate77 said...

Cute card and that recipe sounds really good. I love the idea of putting all the extracts in there together! I just copied it and saved it to print out...I'll give it a try! :)