Sixteen Cakes was born out of sister love. My love for her, her love for me and that strange and wonderful combination of truest friend, blood relative and connected soul fragments.
Robin was baking at sixteen. She was the best. Creative, precise, and talented. I envied her ability, but envy always gave way to my true admiration of her "crafting" in the kitchen. We, she and I, were always creating something together, this, one of the great benefits of love. We concocted and realized many dreams over the years, for which I am grateful every single day.
We were dreaming large that year. We would create a bakery together called "Sixteen Cakes". We had it all figured out; the types of cakes, cupcakes, cookies...sixteen (of course!) different choices every day. What a grand and yummy idea!! We created a logo together as well.
Life gives...all that precious time creating with my sweet sister...and life takes, it is the order of things. So in her honor and in memory of my sister Robin, I dedicate this very public blog of musings, baking, good food, family, creativity and beauty. I miss you every day, dear sweet girl.
Prune Plums ~ Dimples and All
I discovered the sweetest prune plums at the Saturday Farmer's Market and set about to find a cake recipe worthy of these beauties. I came across this one on smitten kitchen's blog. Since I am not yet calling myself a cooking blog, I will direct you to smittenkitchen.com for the recipe. Sis would have liked the simplicity of this "lunch box" cake, the way the plums take center stage.
|Sweet Market Fresh Prune Plums, a little orange zest...yum|
|Mix the dry ingredients into creamed sugar and butter...easy breezy|
|Warm out of the oven!|
|Micheal (my hubby) refused a slice, saying, "he wants to look at it for a while"!!!|
Something Else to Love
Just look at this wee chick, isn't he a-dorable! Keep watching, as he will soon be part of my next mosaic.