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Let them eat cake

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Happy Feel Good Friday Y’all.

Did you know that today is National Pound Cake Day?

Who decides these things?  I started the day off by giving the coop girls some cherry and apple pastry, I told them to pretend it was pound cake.

We woke to a dusting of snow today, the furthest feeling away from a spring in the garden kind of day.  But if I was having a spring garden wedding, this cake on top of a bird bath would be lovely.  But I have to admit I’m not this fancy pants so, it would have to be toned down a bit for me.

cake stand birdbath

I think the cake in the rustic setting on the galvanized bucket rates up there and would be a bit more my style.

cake stand galvanized bucket

I’ve collected cake stands for over twenty years.  My favorite, though, is a recent trash can rescue.  It belonged to my mother, all though I don’t ever recall her using it. It is a square white milk glass stand from the 1960’s.  Father Cottage found it last year while emptying out his attic.  It was broken so he tossed it away.  Yep, I snatched it out of the trash, brought it home, glued it back together and now it proudly sits on my counter.

cake stands macy

cake stands with cookies

I researched cake stands on Pinterest and found so many lovely styles.   Apparently a recent trend is rustic stands made from old logs and wood.

cake stand wood

from Pinterest – no link

Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. However, any cake made with a 1:1:1:1 ratio, by weight, of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar may also be called a pound cake, as it yields the same results. Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold, and served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing. *

Lemon is my favorite pound cake.

 I haven’t tried this recipe but it looks so good.

http://leitesculinaria.com/102573/recipes-lemon-pound-cake-recipe.html

Do you have a favorite pound cake or cake stand?

thank you for being here today.

xo kim

  • * Source Wikipedia
  • ** Source Pinterest on all the cake stand photos – so sorrry I’d love to give credit for each, I’ve lost their links.

6 thoughts on “Let them eat cake

  1. Mmmmm…I haven’t had lemon pound cake in a long time but I love it. These days with diabetes and wheat and dairy allergies in the house, guess I have to just remember…. 🙂

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    1. Kim says:

      Melissa – sorry you have so many health issues which takes the fun out of eating so many treats. UGH! I’ll have a slice for you – tough job but I’m up for it. xo k

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      1. That’s a good friend! 🙂

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  2. Debra says:

    Hello! thank you for the nice comment at my blog-I thought about you and your hubby a lot-and prayed for you both…
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. Love those rustic log slices, the galvanized tub, the gorgeous white and glass cake stands! I have a Beauty-full old ironstone (I think) stand that I found at a sale-$10 and a bargain at that. It’s in perfect condition, and has all those craze marks on it, and oh my, it’s the most gorgeous oldy off white color. I must photograph it for Sparrowgrass….
    Bet the hens loved the desserts!
    Love to you….

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    1. Kim says:

      Debra – I hope you do photograph that old ironstone stand – it sounds like just the type of finish we love. I too like the rustic log stands, I just happen to have some log slices Father Cottage cut for me, so I may use them as display in the roadside stand. Glad you are back. xo kim

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  3. Sarah says:

    Collecting cake stands sounds like a great idea! I’m glad you manage to retrieve your Mum’s before it went out in the trash! We had a cake stand which recently was broken, we must go out and find another second hand one! Sarah x

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