Sunday, January 16, 2011

Did Someone say..... CAKE?!?!!?

Making this card definitely got me craving some cake, so I finally caved and split a Great Wall of Chocolate at Chang's last night...yummy!

Cake is definitely a banner-worthy event, isn't it?  All the papers and stickers are from (where else?) Echo Park (I think from the Life is Good pack, but don't quote me on that).  I cut the banner using PTI's banner dies.  Little Miss Abigail is from Eat Cake Graphics, and I colored her with copics and also paper-pieced her bow, dress, and shoes.  The sentiment is also from ECG, stamped with Colorbox Rouge chalk ink.  The buttons are from Stampin' Up.

What is your favorite cake?  I LOVE the Hershey's Torte cake my mom makes for me every time I visit.  I can't even mess up this recipe; the hardest part is buying all the ingredients and chopping the Hershey bars.  Here it is:

1 box german chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 c oil

Mix well.  Bake 30 minutes at 325 in 3 layers (make sure you grease the pans!).   Cool completely before frosting.

Cream together:
8 oz cream cheese
1 c confectioner's sugar
1/2 c sugar
8 oz cool whip
1/2 c pecans (optional)
6 Hershey's plain chocolate bars, chopped fine, or 1 bag Hershey's chips (I like the chopped candy bars better)

Frost between layers and on top.  Refrigerate.  Be prepared-after you serve this once, you will have a whole line of Abigails waiting for the next piece!


Sue from Oregon said...

Um...darling card...Ummm looks like a yummy cake too! OH MY!

Lindsey said...

Love this card in all its polka-dotted glory! Abigail looks a bit like I did the time a certain weimaraner SWIPED the cake off my plate! :P My favourite cake to make is a six-minute, mix-in-the-pan chocolate cake from the Moosewood dessert cookbook -- quick, dead easy, and YUMMY!

Lynne in NI said...

LOVE IT! I have that stamp too, so might have to CASE you! Oh, and my favourite cake is my chocolate birthday cake my Mum makes every year!

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, you are rockin' the birthday cards! This is adorable!! I can't wait to try the cake recipe. ;)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness, Meg. This is another FANTASTIC birthday card. It is just so whimsical and fun. I love the style you used! Fantastic!! My favorite cake?? I've never yet met a cake I didn't like. Yum! My homemade chocolate chip cake is a fan favorite at our house, but I can be persuaded (but doesn't take much) to eat just about any kind. :)

Angela said...

Ha! That kiddo looks crazed -- love her! Great layout, too -- the banner/sticker combo is super-cute!
I like cake more in the abstract than when it's in front of me (cakes are cuter, but pie...yum). That said, my mom makes a killer pineapple upside-down cake. I have her recipe, but she makes it so often I never need to use it! :)

Crafty Creations said...

Another great design and terrific card!! You're making me crave cake now!
I can't pick a favorite because I love them ALL!!!

I think I need the PTI banner set too!!

Linda McClain said...

Mmmmmmm cake! Love the banner and everything about this. Adorable!