Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pretty and Easy Birthday Cake, and GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Last blog post i told you guys about a really easy cake that looks so pretty and fancy...

Well... here it is!

It's my daughter's birthday today, and i made it for her... from scratch.... !

uhhh... well almost from scratch...

ok.... fine, it's not actually not from scratch at all

Duncan Hines Lemon Cake mix, and Duncan Hines creamy lemon icing...
 I did grow the pansies though~!`

just bake a bundt cake
ice it
put a little container for water in the middle
pluck some pansies and put them in the water 
and that's it

 My daughter is a trip, she immediately grabbed one  of the pansies off the cake and plopped it in her mouth and ate it right in front of me...

I don't know why she did that... 
i mean, it's ok to eat pansies
and,it's fine that she did
but i probably would have stuck my finger in the icing 
 one thing Ellie is not, is boring!

 When she was a kid, she ate a red ant and a black ant... she just wanted to try them
 She told me red ants are saltier...

I still have a residual eye twitch from her teenage years... 

But if i had to go into battle, she's the one i'd take with me!

This is her now...
she's pretty darn cute
and Loves animals
she has stopped traffic more than once saving a stray dog

She has lot's of boobs 

Happy Birthday Ellie!

Anyway on to the giveaway...

Soooo, the weirdest thing happened...
I received sooo many really sweet emails about the hydrangea painting giveaway..

it made me feel guilty that i can't do a painting for each one of you really sweet special friends...

One of them was from Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas

She talked about how much she loved hydrangeas, and planted them in her yard, and carried them at her wedding... 
and i thought wouldn't it be funny if she won the giveaway...

anyway, i put all the names in my pink hat, and took a photo of it with "Bushy" (of course)
(you can see more about "bushy" in the previous post)

and then i took four names from the hat

and laid them on the counter
 and grabbed Mr. Fractured who was clueless about what was going on... and eating nachos

I asked him to draw a name from the four folded peices of paper
and he pulled out a name

That just kinda blew my mind
it's like it was meant to be

So Lou Cinda, yay for you! and send me your address! 
because you sure as heck were meant to have this painting!

 ...the end...


  1. That was definitely meant to be! So glad Lou Cinda won....she's such a sweetheart!

    Happy Cake day to your daughter!! I love that cake!


  2. Yay for Lou Cinda! it was meant to be for sure. that cake looks fabulous, and your daughter is a doll!

  3. The cake looks yummie!
    You're a sweet mom to make her that "almost- made- from- scratch' duncan hines cake.
    Your daughter is beautiful. Happiest of birthdays to her!

    congrats to your winner-- maybe next time, for me!


  4. love the cake and the idea of using a bundt pan!! happy birthday to your sweet daughter! and congrats to the lucky, LUCKY winner of your gorgeous art.

  5. Congrats Lou!
    And Happy Birthday Ellie!

    Your cake is beautiful, and I've also heard it's okay to eat Pansies, but I've never tried them. The only strange thing Amelia has eaten so far is the green tops of strawberries (She actually does it quite often-kinda weird).

    I'm sure that Lou will love her new prize!


  6. congrats to the lover of hydrangea!

    i went straight for the frosting, cindy. delicious!

    smiles to you, lovely.


  7. Your daughter is so pretty! Happy Birthday Ellie! The cake is beautiful. I love how the icing is swirled and the yellow and purple looks great. Lou Cinda is very lucky and sounds like it was meant to be her!

  8. I love the way you iced that cake! I have to try it that way!
    Hey your daughter is Aces in my book loving animals and rescuing strays!!!! A girl after my own heart. Love her name too!!!
    I missed this giveaway! See i work way too much!
    Pamela xo

  9. What a sweet story about your giveaway winner:) and I can just picture your husband picking a name while eating nachos...

    I love that cake..that is my kind of "made from scratch"! Your daughter sounds like fun. You know what they say--if you got it, flaunt it! (before they are sagging to your knees anyway) Tell her Happy Birthday from us:)

  10. Lou Cinda is one lucky lady! That really was the best giveaway, thank you again for the chance to win:) Happy Birthday to your daughter, the cake looked fabulous!

  11. That cake is so pretty!! My daighter loves animals too, she stopped to move a turtle not too long ago, yeah I understand that residual eye twitch thing, it was really acting up when she told me about the turtle!! Mom sees danger in what she did, daughter sees turtle needing help!!

  12. Hi Cindy,
    Your daughter's birthday cake is sooooo pretty and so is she! And yes, she's got the boob thing going on!
    Congrats to the winner of your giveaway, darn it, shoulda been me! LOL!

    big hugs to you girl.


  13. Congrats Lou you are one lucky gal.Beautiful painting.
    What a pretty cake.Now I have to go out and buy a bundt pan because I am going to want to make one of those cakes with the glass in the center with flowers :-)
    Your daughter is pretty.But you are scaring me with the teenage comment.My daughter will be a teen in seven months....God help me.

  14. OHMYGOODNESSCINDY!!! I am SO over the moon EXCITED!!!!!!!! You have NO idea!!! Your talent is so awesome! My mother painted beautifully, but I did not inherit that trait from her! I AM SO EXCITED!!!!

    Ellie is a doll! LOVE her name! And she sounds like my kind of gal!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLIE!!

    emailing you my address!!


    Lou Cinda :))))))))

  15. Awww...Happy birthday Ellie!! She is lovely Cindy! (she got it from her momma!) :0)
    I'm SO excited for Lou Cinda...I know first hand what a talented soul you are!
    Love you MUCH!

  16. Alright Lou Cinda! Congratulations!
    A beautiful cake for your beautiful flower eating daughter. Happy birthday daughter!

  17. Thank you for your lovely words on my blog! :)

    Nice cake! Yammy!

    Have a nice day!

    //Beate :)

  18. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Ellie!!! I think a cake that you didn't buy at a bakery should qualify for a 'scratch cake' don't you???
    Congratulations to Lou Cinda...she is one lucky girl!!!
    sending hugs...

  19. Love that cake! How creative you are!

    Congratulations to the lucky winner.

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  21. Hi Cindy,
    What a beautiful cottage cake made in a beautiful cottage home, you make me want to run out and make one :)

    Congrats to your winner, and how did I miss out on thgis one.

    Cindy thank you so very much for taking the time to visit leaving a part of you behind in that beautiful comment.

    I can see I have missed out on way to much over here, I have to go back and catch up on all you beauty and creativeness.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    blessings to you and yours.

  22. Happy Birthday Ellie x
    Congratulations to Lou Cinda i am sure she is going to love it just as much as i love that cake you made Cindy,totally pretty!

  23. That is really pretty birthday cake for anyone. It's simply adorable and delicious. Thank you for the excellent work. Keep it up.


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