Hello sweet friends!
I made a small tea table for my friend Carmen who had a birthday yesterday, July 21...so I baked for her an 'Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze' and the recipe is at the end of this post.
My other good news is that our local beautiful home store had a great Anniversary sale and I was so lucky to buy two gorgeous tablecloths! This lovely square lace-openwork tablecloth, was with a 50% off and the other is a white embroidered huge one for my formal dinner table, that was with a 60% off, which I will make a table scape with it for Kathleen's white party at 'Let's Dish' the 31st. of this month. Anyway, hope you like my new tablecloth find and the cake.
Here I used my reticulated tea cups and cake plates to go with the
openwork beige new tablecloth and instead of the same tea set, I decided on another set with pretty flowers for a touch of Summer.
|Don't you love the openwork-lace around it?.. this tablecloth is square, much better as the fall is so much prettier than of the round kind..at least I prefer the look of square cuts for round tables.|
|Here is the lovely center work in it too. My reticulated tea cups, saucers and cake plates to go with the color and style of the tablecloth.|
|Some tea anyone?|
|The cute tea napkins are perfect for this linen and were from my Mil's tea napkin stash, along with my mom's First Communion, Antique sterling set of tea spoons, which I have a dozen. Mother also made for me the crocheted doily under the tea set.|
|Love the cheap astromelias from the grocery store; I always buy them for the house as they're $1.17 and so pretty... and also my Lady Carlyle three tier server I bought early this year.|
|The " Orange Bundt Cake with Orange glaze." I have the recipe for you ladies who'd like to have it, at the end of this post. The cake stand with pedestal was DIY'd by me and I also made another in blue glass too. I will make a post one of these days.|
|Our breakfast room area, which also helps when we have many guests, as it's next to the formal dining area.|
|I haven't done anything about fixing, or changing two things here...#1-our pug Ben who died almost three years ago just chewed the legs of this table and #2- he also loved to sleep under it in this old and ugly white rug, lol.. I wonder if it has something to do with missing Ben so much...|
Thank you lovely friends for visiting me, as you always make my day!
I appreciate the great parties such wonderful ladies host each week.
'Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze'
1 Cup soft butter (unsweetened)
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup sour c ream
1 3/4 Cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tblesp. grated orange peel
2 Tbsp. cocoa
2-3 tsps. cinnamon
1/2 Cup sugar for sprinkling in pan.
For the glaze:
1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup fresh pure orange juice
Preheat oven at 325F.
In large bowl of electric beater, cream butter,sugar and add eggs one at a time while you beat.
Add the sour cream, flour, orange peel and stir in slowly until combined.
Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. In a small bowl just mix 1/2 C. sugar, cinnamon and cocoa. Sprinkle in pan a couple of Tabls. and leave 1/3 Cup for later.
Pour the cake batter and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on top of cake.
Bake cake for 50-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on pan. Than when totally cool brush the glaze.
Cook in a heavy sauce pan the sugar and orange juice and make it a little thick. Let cool and brush on top of cake, if you want make small holes with a toothpick and pour all the remaining glaze on top of it.
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