Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FABBY: Marty's May Cloche Party

Hello sweet friends!

I'm still cooking and baking for the party tomorrow, as I'm having all my brothers and sisters in laws to celebrate three of their birthdays and Alejandro and I are hosting this party tradition we have, in our house this time. I will make a post of it later on.

I did a small cloche post for Marty's great May Cloche Party, mostly because this is how I usually have the vignettes all over the dining room, as I have a passion for cloches. Ok, here it is!

Just recently I arranged this vignette in my antique English buffet, but added the two vintage white dog figurines.

In the Italian buffet I arranged a coffee or tea station for tomorrow night's dinner party and the marmalade French bowl with boy is placed inside my cloche, as I always have it! Cookies for coffee will be served in the three tier Royal Albert server.

Next, my Meissen blue and white two tier server. I also keep this beautiful porcelain bowl with a bird in the lid, which was made back at our Ceramic Co.

A close up of the reticulated bowl inside the cloche.

"Delicious Banana Cake with Caramel Topping." At left my Meissen bowl with three girls playing hide'n'seak, and holding chocolate Bom-boms.

The recipe if you'd like it's at the end of this post. Very worth it!!


1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C plus 1 Tbs. buttermilk
2 C all purpose flour
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 C chopped pecans
Caramel Frosting

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs yolks, one at a time and beating well after each addition.
Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour.
Stir in mashed bananas and pecans. Beat egg whites (at room temp) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8 inch round cake plates. Bake at 350F for 30 min. or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 10 min. Remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

Spread Caramel Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake a little..on very cooled caked.


1 1/4 C sugar, 3/4 C packed brown sugar, about 1 C evaporated milk and 1/2 C butter or margarine.

Combine all ingredients on a heavy sauce pan, cook over medium heat. Stirring frequently, until mixture reaches soft ball stage, (240°). Remove from heat and beat, until spreading consistency... add additional milk, if necessary. Spread immediately on cooled cake.
I served this cake to 14 and had a good piece left for me, lol.. I always cut a circle in the middle so the pieces come neat when I cut them.

This recipe is from a vintage book that was my friend Stephanie's aunt and all the cakes are fabulous.. so whatever recipe from this book of Southern Baking there are no more.

Thank you Marty for the great Cloche Party in May. (I love her very special cloche parties).

Thank you lovely ladies for your wonderful comments, as you always make my day!

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  1. Again so beautiful ( as always ) I just love that wall of blue plates Fabby!
    How nice - to celebrate 3 birthdays all together!

  2. GORGEOUS presentation as always and you always make me drool of your branded treasures.

    I am drooling every lil inch of that Asian treasure. Great find.

    /CC girl

  3. I especially like the cake cloche, Fabby (though it's very hard to pick a favorite). My eyes just FEAST at you beautiful table settings :)

  4. Oh Fabby, you always do the best displays, vignettes and your cloches are so beautiful. I love them. The cake looks amazing too and sounds delicious. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  5. So beautiful as always, so many cloches to share and so many ideas. Bet your party will be fabulous and the guests will love your displays.

  6. Fabby, this is a WOW! I love your passion for cloches. Each one is so unique! Enjoy your family and all the birthday celebrations.

  7. Hi Fabby,
    You have such beautiful things all over your house! I love those blue cake plates. Dianne

  8. Boy you are a busy woman and and a great host I must add. I love your collections of transferware. Have fun and try to get some rest before the craziness begins.

  9. Fabby, you have such incredible fine things! Thanks for sharing your cloche doecor!!!! A very happy birthday to all! Thanks for joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, dear friend!

  10. Sweet Blessings to you!
    Lovely post.

  11. Fabby,
    Love all of your red and white and blue and white dishes!! Great how you displayed them!!


  12. Fabby, so much beauty in this post! That French bowl with boy is such a wonderful piece, and that that Meissen tierd server is stunning. I was drooling on my keyboard when I saw it. I was drooled some more when I saw that beautiful cake. You are the hostess with the mostess, and I know your guests will have a wonderful birthday celebration. laurie

  13. You are really going all out for this family cloche party. How fortunate they all are. Nice job.

  14. I enjoyed all your cloches displayed. I hope the party went well and I was thinking how fun it would have been if I could have been there to help you serve on all your pretty dishes! The red transferware tea station is so lovely! And as I read recent posts, catching up, I see your beautiful bowl from Holland with the orchids. It looks wonderful, and your pretty rug reminds me of one we used to have! Now maybe you are resting from all the partying!

  15. Dearest Fabby,
    No worries; while you are busy cooking you keep all your readers enthralled with your endless museum quality presentation of china, crystal and glass cloches... LOVELY!

  16. Royal surroundings for your birthday extravaganza. You'll make each of the honorees feel so special. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  17. Your pieces are all just beautiful! That cake looks pretty good also!


  18. Yay for the cake! I want to have a slice of it Fabby :)

  19. All of your arrangements are so pretty and original! Love the arrangement of blue plates on the wall and of course that delish cake!
    ♥ Jil

  20. It's been awhile since I've been able to visit and I had to catch up on several posts. Love your Memorial Day table! You have the most beautiful things for entertaining and I'm sure your party was terrific! The things you put in the cloches were wonderful. I forget that party every time and I LOVE cloches and use them all the time. I'm thinking I need to try that banana cake. Yummy!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  21. Beautiful examples, Fabby. I'm craving a slice of that delicious cake though. Love the idea of the caramel icing. Yum!

  22. I forgot all about Marty's cloche party this time, but I certainly enjoyed seeing all of YOURS, Fabby!

    You have such elegant pieces & are very knowledgeable about their history. Thank you for sharing that with us.

    I'm copying down your recipe since I've never had banana cake with caramel & nuts. Its sounds delicious!

    Have a safe holiday,

  23. Beautiful! I love all the special details and china.
    I'm just stopping by to say hello from the Say G’Day Linky Party. Have a beautiful day and see you again soon! Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

  24. Gorgeous post. Cloches are so much fun. I did miss this party. That banana cake is calling my name. Fabby, you are such a dear woman. xo Linda

  25. Hi lovely lady.
    Your new post is truly Beautiful love the blue and white plates on the wall. I need to do this in my dinning room. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my tablescape for this Memorial Day. I am hoping you and your family have a wonderful day.
    XXOO Diane

  26. All of your cloches are beautiful, I love the one with the bird on the lid. Really nice!
    Hugs, Cindy

  27. I don't know where to begin. The cloches are perfect. Your red transferware stole my heart... And that Royal Albert tier tray is fabulous... If I didn't live so far, I would come and steal it!

  28. Happy Pink Saturday, Fabby. Thank you for celebrating this special Saturday with us. And, thank you for always making Saturday a special day.

    You have such lovely things, and they are displayed beautifully. I would love a slice of that pretty cake.

  29. thanks for adding to the cake collection. Cheers

  30. Wow, that cake looks delicious and very worthy of your beautiful cake stand. Your transferware is gorgeous, as is the wall of blue and white plates!


  31. This looks gorgeous! I missed out on this party - but you all are giving me such inspiration - really love the first photo - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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