Monday, July 9, 2012

RWB Blog Hop ~ Day 9



We are still celebrating red, white, and blue!
Many thanks to Jane and Madame Samm
for hosting and promoting this hop.

You can also visit
to view all blocks posted to date.
July 9th
 ►►Karen ~ Briarside Lane◄◄ (you're here)


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A simple pound cake for dessert.





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 Have a great Monday!

...Karen

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A few commenters have asked about
the embroidery pattern...
It is from this book ©1994.

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And here is the Pound Cake recipe.
You MUST use a heavy-duty stand mixer
for this method of mixing.
Mine has a 6-quart bowl capacity.
(email if you have any questions)


Pound Cake
                                                                                                     
                                                           4 cups all-purpose flour                                                          
                                                           3 cups sugar
                                                           2 cups butter, softened
                                                           3/4 cup milk
                                                           6 large eggs
                                                           2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325°. 
Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla (in that order) 
in 6-qt. bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. 
Beat at low speed 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides. 
Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) tube pan.  
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or 
until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 
Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. 
Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

                           

56 comments:

Marsha said...

I love your block. Was this an original design or where could I find it?
It's not yet breakfast time here but your cake and ice cream are making me very hungry!!!!
QuilterinMotion
Marsha

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh your quilt is beautiful, that cake looks wonderful too! Thanks for sharing.

Zuzan said...

Love your red, white & blue theme food along with a wonderful whimsical wallhanging. Great to see.

tink's mom said...

YOur block is terrific. Did you design the pattern? It is a wonderful design. Love the food shots too.

Sheila said...

Love your block, the cake looks delicious!

Teresa in Music City said...

The food looks almost as good as your block! Great job on that wonderful stitchery block!

Fiesta said...

love it! is there a pattern?

Michele said...

Very cute.

Kate said...

Fun block. All your desserts are making my morning ceral seem really, really bland!

piece peace said...

What beautiful embroidery! Your cake looks yummy.

JCnNC said...

WOnderful block and whenever stitchery and piecing are combined it just stands out. Love that you showcased desserts with your tablestand - Mabe you will share your pattern resource. Judy C

krislovesfabric said...

Love your block, beautiful pattern :) Good to hop with you!

Madame Samm said...

My kind of start to a very sweet day...your stitching block and fine pound cake, once for once delicious....

Sheila said...

Great block and the cake looks yummy!!

Josie McRazie said...

I call them 'Gain 10 Lbs Cakes'!! LOL But I LOVE your mini!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!! :o)

Maryjo said...

Absolutely stunning...love it! I will be visiting often:)

Needled Mom said...

The block is gorgeous. Is the pattern available? Nice work!

Karen said...

I really like the patriotic stitchery you show today. Whose design is this?

Judith said...

Love your table topper. Beautiful for th 4th and nice stitching. Judith, Texas

Cindy said...

Love your block, beautiful! The cake is making me hungry, looks fabulous!

Gmama Jane said...

Cake, Ice Cream,embroidery, quilting...a winning combination!!Love them all!
Gmama Jane

Purl Buttons said...

Lovely! Complete with "frame" and nice little display rack.

Truffle queen said...

Wow - your block is gorgeous! LOVE it! And the pound cake - my favorite! I even love it toasted! thanks for sharing!

Just Carol said...

Your block is beautiful--lots of work in that one! That cake looks pretty yummy, too.

Beth said...

Beautiful and Yum!

Margie said...

That dessert would go really well with my tea this morning! Am wondering if you could share the source of your block pattern because I'm lovin it.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful block. I love the design.

Bridget B said...

Love your block- would also like a piece of that cake.

The Slow Quilter said...

Yummy, and the block is great, nice photo layout.

Rosa said...

Your quilt is very cute and the cake looks yummy!!

Snoodles said...

Beautiful stitchery! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

your mini quilt is fabulous! well done!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Karen this is a wonderful block - I love embroidery so would be interested in knowing where to find it. blessings, marlene

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Hop Day, Stunning block! and yes, now I am hungry!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work.

Rita said...

wow! congratulations on your win -- you made a very 'sweet' quilt block. would love to know where you got the pattern, you did a beautiful job!

pinsandneedles said...

Your block is beautiful! Love the stitchery and the quilting! Oh and that cake looks rather delicious too!

lorene said...

such a tease! everything looks great! love your embroidery, please let us know if the pattern is available! and the recipe please.....

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Gorgeous stitching and quilting! Thanks so much for sharing. I think I'll go bake a cake now :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work!

Maria Kievit said...

Did you have to include dessert? Now you've made me hungry! Love your block. Thanks for sharing.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your block!! Wish I could drop in for a little dessert too. ;-)

Ramona said...

That is so adorable. If you have not made a pattern - you totally need to do so. Love it!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Wonderful block! I do embroidery so I know how much work you did. I see several folks asked about the pattern, would love to find out more about it. Your cake, ice cream and fresh berries look yummy! Thanks for sharing your block.

Maryjo said...

Thanks so much for showing us the pattern book..several are listed on Amazon...and I got one. Yours is outstanding! Love your blog!

Marcia W. said...

Your staging for the photos of the table top quilt and cake are wonderful. That table topper is so cute, and you took that older pattern and really jazzed it up! Great work!

Wendy said...

Your "prop" looks delicious!! :) Your block looks even more so ... thank you for sharing such beauty!

Michelle May said...

Too darn cute!!! I love it!! Cake looks so yummy too, but love my bunny cake more! :)

evelyn said...

Love your block. Cake, ice cream, berries-I am so hungry-the border on your block looks like licorice alsorts! Yummy post!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Your handwork is beautiful. You are very talented. Love your block.

Thanks for sharing the Pound Cake recipe. I'll be trying it soon!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your stitching!! Super cute design!!

OneOldGoat said...

Just beautiful! Um, BOTH the cake and your quilt :)

Connie said...

What a beautiful block, such cute embroidery! Looks like a yummy cake too!

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful block you did an amazing job

leanne said...

cute table topper block!

Sharon Dawn said...

Your block and cake look lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Gorgeous!