Friday, July 26, 2013

FABBY: Another Cake!

Hello sweet friends!

What's with me, baking away like there's no tomorrow?!!!  The thing is that I decided to try this yummy looking cake I saw at Martha's great blog, 'Lines of Linderhof' and I had all the ingredients and so I got to work... and let me tell you, it came out wonderful! I had apples and bilberries..not blueberries as the recipe calls for; but it turned out delish too!

If you want the recipe is at

I will save a big piece for my mother when she comes and meanwhile, Alejandro and me are having a piece in the den, while we watch Pope Francis in Brazil. We will have coffee, which he prefers and I do love coffee too,...we are having 'coffee-cake' aren't we?  Oh...but you can have tea if you wish!

These dishes are Alejandro's favorites from the designs I did back at our own Ceramic Factory. I used to called this pattern, 'Carnations' and the design is inspired in the Ecuadorian indigenous women embroidered blouses.

This "Apple-Blackberry Cake" came out yummy from blogger friend, Linderhof's' 'Lines of  Linderhof great blog.

Hand embroidered mat made in Quito, a gift from my dear Mil and the tea napkins are from my Mil's embroidered collection as well.

Please disregard the chords under the TV table; as I am in the search of an 'antique piece' where I can hide inside the TV here in the den and to make it fit in the space...meanwhile it's not so pretty! The counter you see in front of the television is a counter-bar, because our den is right next to the living room, so when we have many guests they can sit in both places and mingle.

Here is the cake sitting on top of a cake stand with pedestal I DIYed myself. Looking for something else I found this beautiful Italian blue crystal platter, which I never use and have for a thousand years. Than it came to my mind that I have a small blue bowl I could glue it on and make a cake stand to go with blue china, like here.

Thank you so much for coming sweet friends, as you always make my day!

I appreciate the gracious ladies that host such wonderful parties each week too.


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The Inspiration Gallery at,  http://craftberrybush
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper
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Saturday Show Off at,  http://therosegardeninmalevik
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Saturday Night Special at,  http://funkyjunkinteriors
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Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal
Diane for beautiful Sunday at,  http://dianewantstowrite
Kathy for A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party at,  http://lakeshoredrive
Mary for Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage
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Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://rosechintzcottage
Nita for Mod Mix Monday at,  http://modvintagelife
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites
The Scoop at,  http://confessionsofaplateaddict
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime
Ma. Elena for Tuesday at Our Home at,  http://ourhomeawayfromhome

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.



Vel Criste said...

Everything you do is just so temptingly beautiful!!!! Pope Francis ROCKS!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for your visit!! And for your kind words on my new glasses!!
What a pretty setting! Love those colorful dishes!! Beautiful!!


Sarah said...

I want to stop by for coffee and cake with your! This looks delicious and everything is so pretty.

Poppy said...

Hi Fabby,

Your sweet setting here today is sabotaging my diet!! This is TOO tempting...need to leave or I will be in the kitchen whipping up something similar! Just wanted to drop by quickly to say, very pretty!


Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, I can understand why that pattern is his favorite. The design, along with the colors make it a favorite of mine too. (I probably say that about every one of your ceramic patterns-I can't help myself-I love it.) your cake looks delicious, and that bouquet is beautiful. What a clever idea to combine that plate and bowl for a cake stand. laurie

Dolores said...

And you had all the ingredients on hand; that never happens to me....
The cake looks and sounds delicious!

I love your beautiful carnation ceramic ware.... you did a beautiful job designing them.

The fresh flowers are perfection with the dishes.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful celebration of coffee cake and coffee in the den. That cake looks so very good. I love that you made the cake stand yourself. That blue bowl was a great marriage with the plate- xo Diana

Betty said...

Hi Fabby,
I love your beautiful Tablescape and wonderful cake. I enjoy visiting your blog and hope you have a great weekend. Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Carole said...

Love the Carnations and the cake looks good too. Cheers

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh I would love to join you for a slice of that delicious looking cake. Your china is very pretty too. Such a pretty setting to enjoy a sweet treat. It's funny, we must be thinking alike because I just posted my recipe for blueberry tart with pineapple. Come and take a peek at the recipe.

Have a great weekend..



Linda said...

It is all so lovely! Leave it to you to make your own cake plate - and a beautiful one it is! I can almost smell the coffee way up here in Texas!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

That's one yummy looking cake, Fabby! Love the pattern on your dishes :) Hugs Pernilla

Christine Graves said...

Ohhh that looks yummy....and those dishes are wonderful!

I need to go make that cake now, before I start licking my computer


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Fabby, the cake looks amazing and your setting is beautiful. I love those dishes. Hugs, Marty

Always Nesting said...

Looks beautiful and delicious!

Susan said...

Oh Fabby, everything looks so nice. I LOVE the blue cake stand you made. So clever!

And that china is swoon-worthy!

The cake came out great, too. Wow wow wow.. Lucky Alejandro!

Have a beautiful weekend. Susan

Barbara F. said...

I don't know what I love more; those gorgeous 'carnation' dishes or the luscious cake! Love apples and berries in cake. Yum! xo

Pondside said...

Martha's recipes always turn out!
Your table is lovely - the coffee set is so pretty, and colourful - perfect with the flowers and cake!

Pooja Mittal said...

The cake looks yumm...
Maybe we can follow each other..!!
keep in touch said...

Those dishes are gorgeous! And with the hand embroidered cloth, it is stunning. The cake is the perfect color for your setting, besides looking divine!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It is breakfast time here and boy does that cake look like the perfect meal! :)

Have a wonderfully lovely day!

Pat Cantwell said...

Martha is an excellent cook!!!
I, also, adore her Apricot Coffee cake, which makes two. . .
one for eating and one for freezing!
I had the opportunity to attend one of her cooking classes and was priviliged to have Tea @ Linderhof! (She lives in the same town as my Dad!)
Thank you for sharing this lovely coffee cake with us!!!
P.S. I've been missing visits from you, dear friend!!!

Susan Hawthorne said...

That cake looks deelish! Would love a bite of it! Susan at Romancing the Home

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
I'm late (my mouse died... haha!) but now I can catch up. Lovely Alstroemeria you have in your vase! Also the APPLE BLACKBERRY CAKE you baked looks picture perfect; even with the use of blue berries!
By the way, the link didn't work as it is and the recipe can be found here:
Wow, after the worst rain and thunderstorm EVER we have now enjoyed two sunny days. Can you believe this?
Hugs to you dear friend!

Debra said...

Totally exquisite, Fabby!
This just takes the cake!

Debra said...

Totally exquisite!
This just takes the cake! said...

Beautiful just beautiful! I am stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at . Happy creating!

Create With Joy said...

Your cake and place settings look FAB! Thanks for sharing your talents with us each week at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

Rettabug said...

No wonder your hubby likes this set so much, is BEAUTIFUL! I love the little, hand-painted pink "Carnations". It is also amazing how much the embroidery on the heirloom napkins matches the rest of the designs.

Very clever way to create a coordinating cake plate, too.

I tried to follow your link to Martha's recipe but it doesn't seem to be working, however, I just saw where Mariette posted the correct one, so I shall go visit & capture the recipe to try here. We have LOTS of blueberries just now coming into season.

With grateful Hugs,

Diane Writes said...

Hi Fabby! Thank you for linking up in my shy and quiet Beautiful Sunday series :)

I love everything I see. As you said, everything is DIY. Everything is a priceless work of art. The ceramics which I'm sure were carefully designed and assembled. The table cover and most especially, the cake which happens to be the star of the weekend :)

Wishing you a great week ahead!

Teresa said...

First - and before I forget ;) ahahah - let me tell you I'm delighted of how many sweet and posh corners you have in your home. It's like being a six years old and be abble to always play with a different doll house :). Gorgeous and you have pieces to die for, in furniture and decor objects.

That said I saw a print the other day that reminded me of you; Fabiola. It said "Keep Calm and Eat Cake" ahahaha

It made me thinks of you and the glorious recipes you share.

So glad I didn't see your post while watching the Brasil coverage or I'd be the one needing that cake to stay calm.

He might too :)


SarahGeorge said...

Oh! Its amazing to see your designs dear Fabby! Its just lovely! You are so talented! And yummy looking cake as well!.
Have a great week!

Hugs :)


Marina said...

I love those tea cups!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your dishes are exquisite. I can't imagine how delightful it must be to eat in dishes you designed yourself! You're very talented.

Tea in Texas said...

Yummy coffeecake! Your coffee table is a beautifully set for your dessert and coffee. The china is a gorgeous pattern and it would have been great to visit your former china factory! Love the bouquet and vase! Pam

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your dishes are so pretty, Fabby, and your cake looks delicious. I enjoy my coffee every morning. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea time. Enjoy your Summer.


kitty said...

What a pretty tea, dear Fabby, and such a delicious looking cake! I wish I had a slice right now. Your DIY cake stand turned out darling and I love your sweet dishes. Lovely!!

SmilingSally said...

It's good to use a platter as lovely as this Italian one--at least once every 1,000 years!

I selected and posted your picture for you.

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your dishes are so pretty Fabby and you made the cake stand, aren't you so clever! I love it!!! So thankful to have you share at Amaze Me Monday!

Luna Miranda said...

i love your tea set, they're so pretty. an inviting series, great photos.

Maria A. said...

Hi Fabby,
These colourful ceramic dishes from your former factory always make such beautiful tables!And this one is no exception!
I'm also a coffee lover and especially in Summer I often replace tea for coffee.
And with that yummy cake, I wish I could have coffee with you!!!
Have a great week, dear Fabby!

Lady of the Manor said...

The cake looks delicious and the cake stand is gorgeous! I never would have thought of doing that. What a great idea!

Pat@BPM said...

The cake looks delish, Fabby and your dishes are gorgeous!

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love the china you shared today. I want to live next to you. You know how to party. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Lavender Cottage said...

Colourful dishes for cake and coffee. Martha does share some delicious recipes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That cake does look so good and what beautiful dishes to compliment it! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your fabulous cake is making me so hungry. It is beautiful... as are your your dishes and beautiful home!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your cake looks so yummy! And those dishes...fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Knot n Stitch said...

The cake looks so inviting!!Love the combination of the crockery and the motif of the table cloth with the flower arrangement. Lovely!!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hello my dear beautiful friend. Sorry I'm late. Thank your for including me in your circle of friends. You are one sweet and kind lady. And that recipe look nice. With all the cakes that you share., it's no Surprise if I will be visiting my local gym soon. ( :

Thank you for sharing.

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Martha said...

Your cake looks fabulous! And I love your substitution! Thanks for the mention! A lovely able too! Such pretty dishes!

Micupoftea said...

What CHEERY dishes, Fabby! Love the colors. Oh, yum, yum! The cake looks amazing. Thx for the recipe. Enjoy the end of July :)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you for your sweet comment Fabby.Every post of yours is a feast to the viewers.The cake looks yummy and the dishes are so beautiful.Have a great day and hugs from sujatha...:):)

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
Your Carnations dishes are so festive and wonderful. You did an amazing job designing them. I love how vibrant it all feel when you set a table with these beauties. And your cake too looks delicious.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Stopping by again to say it all looks divine, Fabby! Hugs Pernilla

Michelle said...

Hi Fabby,
What a lovely setting! That cake looks so delicious. And your dishes are so pretty. I love how you combined a bowl and platter for a cake stand. ~Michelle

bj said...

OOO, Fabby....this all looks AMAZING. That cake looks so delicious and pretty but my eyes were focused on all those beautiful dishes. Oh, do have such lovely things, Fabby girl.
hugs, bj

Jeanne Baney said...

Your cake stand is fabulous! I'm enjoying scrolling though the blogs!

Create With Joy said...

I really loved your cake and tablescape this week!

Congrats Fabby - you will be one of my featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at

Create With Joy

The Bright Spot said...

Oh, how I love your tea set!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your beautiful setting and the cake looks delicious. Congratulations on being featured at Inspire Me Monday. Blessings!

Theda said...

This is gorgeous!