Friday, July 17, 2015

FABBY: A Birthday Cake and Capuccino

Hello sweet friends!

      Today is my young friend's 31 birthday. She is a lovely, sweet and kind girl, who cleans my house sometimes and comes when I have large dinner parties. I know her for at least eight years.

Carmen is like my own niece and we have a close relationship beyond been her boss, sometimes, lol..

Alejandro and me are her only daughter's Godparents and she was named after our own daughters, Sofia-Alexandra.

I always bake a cake for her birthday and today was no exception. I pinned this great looking "Kentucky Butter Cake" and it's now on my 'Bundt Cake board at Pinterest.'
( I give her a present too, lol)

Here is the link to go and get the recipe as the instructions are step by step.

With that said, here is the setting for Capuccino that she loves with my Bistro cups, specially for it.

I use these cute Bistro kind of cups for Capuccino, or just plain coffee.
My young friend loves coffee that's why the set up and the cake for her birthday.

The 'Kentucky Butter Cake' baked in another 'Nordic Ware' bundt pan.
At the beginning of this post you will find the link to the recipe.

The cute Bialetti coffee filter, with the ceramic pot is almost vintage from the sixties and was my mom's... and it's a very sentimental piece for me cause my dear uncle in NYC gave it my beloved dad who loved espresso... and they are both not with us anymore.

I love this silver tray cause it looks vintage, but it isn't.
It also has an etching in the center with flowers.

Thank you so much for your sweet and kind comments my friends, you always make my day.

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

I specially thank and appreciate so much to the generous hostesses who feature me at their parties.



I will join:

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Saturday Show Off
PINK Saturday
Saturday Sparks Linky Party
The Chain Linky CLIMB
Simple Saturday Blog Party
The Bouquet of Talent Party
Make it Pretty Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
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Sundays Down Under Link Party
Creative Mondays Blog Hop
Food and Recipes Block Party
Mix it up Monday
Pretty in Pink and White for Tea
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness

Inspire Me Monday
Home Matters Linky Party
Brag About it Link Party
Tuesdays with a Twist
Cooking and Crafting with JJ Link Party
The Wednesday Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Wake up Wednesday

Mod Mix Monday
Making Memories Monday
Vintage Inspiration Party
Tablescape Thursday    
Share your Cup Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday
Grace at Home
It's a Party
Share Your Style
Chain Linky CLIMB
Home Sweet Home



Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Fabby, It is lovely to stop by to catch up with you. The Kentucky Butter cake which you made for Carmen's 31st birthday looks delicious and I will certainly be popping over to find out more about the recipe.
Fabby, I love your coffee filter, it is so very pretty, much nicer than the enamel ones which I see around and your flowers are lovely.
As usual you are 'top of the pops' at table decoration.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Best Wishes

Vel Criste said...

Absolutely delightful as always! Happy Birthday to your friend Carmen!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Fabby,
Such a beautiful gift of cake and cappuccino for your dear friend Carmen's birthday. Your dishes are so pretty! what a lovely way to celebrate.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, you are just the sweetest one to do this for your friend Carmen! I'm sure she loved it. That cake is absolutely gorgeous looking and I'm sure it tasted just as good as it looks! I love how you set a table for tea or for dinner. The little cups are precious! Bless you, sweet lady and have a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Villrose said...

So lovely!

Rita C. said...

Fabby, your gestures toward Carmen are so sweet (HB, Carmen!), and I just love this little tablescape. I am a coffee lover, and boy, does that cake and those little cups look inviting! I know Carmen must have felt very special with your kindness.
Rita C at Panoply

bj said...

O, my...what a lovely cake..I just have to get one of those bundt pans. You were so sweet to make it for your friend. And that is the prettiest cake plate I've ever seen. xoxo

thel day said...

The Kentucky Butter Cake looks delicious. I love your silverware. Happy birthday to Carmen.

Marigene said...

Happy birthday to your friend, Carmen! Yummy looking cake...and the alstroemeria are gorgeous.
You always, always have the most beautiful flowers, Fabby.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeannie Marie said...

There is nothing like celebrating one's birthday with a friend! How thoughtful you are! The setting is so beautiful, so dainty. Lucky Carmen!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Your cake looks so moist and delicious...must give it a try! The ceramic pot is adorable. I don't I've ever seen one like it. So sweet of you to treat your friend on her birthday!

Carole West said...

Celebrating birthdays with friends is so much fun! I love the presentation so inviting and the alstromeria was a beautiful floral choice.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Carole West said...

Celebrating birthdays with friends is so much fun! I love the presentation so inviting and the alstromeria was a beautiful floral choice.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Carmen! The birthday celebration looks lovely, Fabby. I'm going to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Lady of the Manor said...

Fabby, I know your friend was so blessed to have you host such a lovely party for her birthday! I'm also loving how you showcased that delicious looking cake on your new cakestand!!! I'm going to give that recipe a try soon. Happy weekend!

Hugs, Zenda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fabby,

Lovely to discover your blog, via Mariette.
The birthday celebrations look wonderful with the delicious looking cake and love the pretty cups and coffee pot.
Enjoy the weekend

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
How lovely you arranged this birthday cake for this special friend. Quite an honor for naming her child after your daughters´ names!
So happy you found the tutorial handy. I´m grateful to my sister for telling me and of course I like to share this, as usual.
Sending you hugs,

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Fabby,

How sweet and thoughtful of you to host such a beautiful and elegant gathering for Carmen. I am sure she was very flattered and grateful. Everything looks gorgeous. The bistro cups look like Henri Bendel pieces and the cakes looks amazing sweet friend.

You are a good soul Fabby. Many blessings to you.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Deborah Montgomery said...

What a gorgeous-looking cake! And you got to use your new cake stand, too! Everything looks beautiful; I'm sure your friend felt very loved on her birthday.
And congrats to you for another 5 pounds!! xo Deborah

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

It all looks so nice!!

Friday Features Linky Party said...

Hi Fabby, what a beautiful setting! The cake looks wonderful, but how special to have the coffee pot from your mom. Birthday wishes for your friend!

Wishing you a great week!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Dear Fabby it is a wonderful gesture of you to throw a birthday party to your friend Carmen. How lovely. Love the beautiful display. Kept looking at the pretty peculator. Love the cake too. Belated wishes to her. Hope you and everyone had a great time. Love and hugs.. Sujatha:)

Snap said...

Goodness, Fabby. I believe you spoil everyone you know!!!!! What a lovely coffee-scape! Love the cups and the cake looks sinfully delicious! Happy Monday and Happy Tea Day!

Ruth W said...

Lovely setting for a girls tea or coffee party. Love the motifs on the mugs! Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Martha's Favorites said...

HI Fabby! Thank you for the kind words and your prayers. I have missed visiting your beautiful home. Your friend Carmen is one lucky lady. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Marth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, you are such a wonderful friend and hostess! That cake looks fabulous on your new cake stand. Love the mugs and your coffee pot is a sweet one with lovely memories attached to it. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a splendid day.


Fabiana said...

It all looks wonderfully delicious!

ciao xoxo

Zaa said...

Fabby ..You make everything special...Your friend will be absolutely delighted with her birthday cake. The tablescape is coffee time perfection..very memorable indeed... HAVE A FABULOUS DAY !!! Hugs

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

A lovely cake and table setting to honour your young friend. The bundt pan creates a beautiful design for your yummy cake!

Bookie said...

What a lovely birthday treat...the cake looks sinfully good!

Margie said...

Very nice, Fabby! Your Kentucky butter cake and cappucino are the perfect combination!

Sarena @Teal Inspiration said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty and I hope you'll join us again next week!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Hi Fabby, your table looks beautiful! I could sit here and have a slice of your amazing cake and a cup of cappuccino :)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

oh Fabby this is such a beautiful presentation for your friend's birthday. That cake looks and sounds delicious! I love the pattern of that bunds cake pan and your beautiful cake stand. Those coffee cups are the cutest! I'm sure she was thrilled with this and loved the gift you gave her!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Fabby, wow your bundt cake looks amazing and the table beautiful. I would love to have you share this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party I co-host on Mondays.
Julie xo

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Fabby,

Je t'envoie un petit coucou de la galerie où j'expose actuellement dans le sud de la France. La connexion Internet n'est pas bonne et j'ose espérer qu'elle donne le temps de te féliciter pour cette belle publication accompagnée de superbes photos.
Je suis sous le charme de la délicatesse apportée dans chacun des éléments qui constitue les photos.

Bravo ! et j'espère à très bientôt.

Gros bisous ♡

Jess said...

I think my invitation got lost! :) YUMMY! I've pinned this because everything sounds so great!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Cathy McInnes said...

What a beautiful cake!!! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great cash giveaway too!

Liz Hockamier said...

I would like a slice of that yummy cake with my cappuccino. :) pleeeeeeeeeeez?

Teresa said...

You are blessed for having a friend who helps you out and she's blessed in having you as a friend who looks after her, her needs and likes.
I'm sure she loved all the trouble you went to put this homage to her birthday.
She's a person to be celebrated in your lives.
Everything looks very Fabby and that's says all.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

The cake looks delicious, and I love the table setting! Oh how I wish we lived closer so we could enjoy a cappuccino together :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh that cake looks so good Fabby. But I too adore the Bistro mugs! What a sweet friend you are. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carrie said...

Hi Fabby! coffee and cake sounds delish! That cake looks really yummy--thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Fabby, the cake looks delicious and I bet the birthday girl loved it. I'll check out this recipe.

Have a Daily said...

Fabby, you are such a sweetheart and I bet she loved it all! The cake looks delicious and I love the mugs. The coffee filter is a wonderful heirloom piece with special memories! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Carol said...

That is so sweet of you to always remember Carmen's birthday in such a nice way! The cake is beautiful, and looks so pretty in your tablescape.

The Charm of Home said...

What a fabulous cake! I love the design on it! Thanks for sharing with Home Sweet Home!