Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Naked Cake: Something Only A Mother Would Love

Naked Cake: The Charm of Home
I have stumbled upon a trend with my "naked cakes".  I didn't realize they were so popular. I mean really it looks like I forgot to ice some of it.... This naked cake looked like it had blossoms strewn on the top.  The sort of blossoms that a toddler would pick for his Mother, you know the ones that have no stems.  

Naked Cake: The Charm of Home
I always took these blossoms, from a child, with the highest of praise for the thoughtful gift. I always keep them on the counter floating in a glass of water.  

Naked Cake: The Charm of Home
So my naked cake reminds me of something only a Mother would love; like that gift from her child during those tender years.
This cake is a French vanilla cake mix with a layer of seedless blackberry jam and regular vanilla icing.  The flowers on top are all edible; lilac, English daisy, and dianthus.  The pansy teacups are by Gracie china.
Do you have fond memories of a sweet child giving you a handful of blossoms?
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground    
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage 
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Do Tell Tuesday at Mabey She Made It
Wake Up Wednesday Sew Crafty Angel 
Encouraging Homemakers Link Party at Living From Glory to Glory 
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Table It! at Rustic & Refined   
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Creative Ways link party at Posed Perfection
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo 


Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Yes, I definitely think you are on to something good : )
I love your naked cakes, and this one looks scrumptious! I would really like a slice please : )
Your tea cups look gorgeous next to your flower topped cake!
Happy Tea Day!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty! I prefer these "undecorated' cakes too! xoxo

Bernideen said...

What a beautiful cake - lovely!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your naked cake looks scrumptious! Yes, I have many memories of my little guys bringing me freshly picked posies. I remember one day my oldest brought me a bouquet that included many bugs and Hubby and I had a doozy of a time getting rid of them too. *smiles*
The teacups say springtime as well as your cake. A lovely post!
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby as well! Seems we have much in common with three boys and an anniversary in May, as well as our love of tea time! Have a beautiful day, my friend.


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Oh my your cake looks delish!

Deb said...

Your photos are lovely. Mmmmm...that cake! It was around this time of year that my kids would always bring me dandelions. That's why, to this day, they are still beautiful to me. Deb

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
I think you have stated something.... Mmmmm, this looks perfect to me! So Whimsical! I think it's gorgeous, I pinned it and going to make one myself:-)

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

I never knew a naked cake was beautiful too until I saw this. I am also most definitely PIN'g this. It rivals anything I've ever made, I am going to have to up my game!

I am having a "Table It" link party showcasing anything to do with tables...food, tablescapes, coffee table vignettes and I'd love for you to join us and share your post with us if you have time :-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Sherry your cake looks to pretty to eat...but it sounds to good not too!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The cake looks pretty, delicious and I like the state of nakedness. It reminded me that my mother always filled the middle of our cakes with jam, no icing.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful teacups and your cake! I need do do this when my flowers start blooming. Easy, but so pretty!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Ooops it was a typo! I dropped the R. I meant to say - "it looks like you have started something"... like a fabulous trend!

Aida said...

The cake looks yummy and the little flowers sprinkled on top adds more delicate appeal to it.

Wishing you a good week.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, I think I have to have a slice right now! It looks just scrumptious and so pretty!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

I discovered this kind of cake several years ago at Miette bakery in San Francisco. This style is called a 'Tomboy Cake."
I love their old-fashioned look too.
Yours is quite beautiful with the flowers!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great day Sherry,

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

This type of cake is the first cake I remember from our Sunday Dinner's and my Grandmother's house. I had forgotten that memory until I started to blog.


Carrie said...

Hi Sherry! Your tea is lovely. The cake looks pretty and delicious. The teacups are very pretty too.

Unknown said...

Your cake is lovely. I can almost taste it. Thank you for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. We will be featuring your cake at next weeks party.

Deborah Montgomery said...

very pretty cake with the flowers on it. Anything from my children was sweet, even wilted dandelions!

Tammy said...

I love naked cakes. I recently discovered this new trend myself...funny thing I've been making cakes like this for ages! Haha! :D

Truly beautiful and it sounds divine, Sherry.


Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Shhh....don't tell...but I'm not a huge fan of eating frosting so a naked cake is perfect to me!! And yours sounds absolutely delectable.

When I was a little girl I had been given strict orders to NOT pick flowers. And because I got in trouble once with the mean old lady next door...that sealed the deal for me. She took a lot of fun out of my tender young life. (And believe me we prayed for her, too.)

I hope you'll share your sweet treat with us a Project Inspire{d}!!

Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a sweet post! And the cake is so pretty to look at and sounds scrumptious!Love the sprinkling of flowers on top...sooo romantic:)Have a lovely day, Sherry!~hugs, Poppy


Wish I had a piece of your yummy cake in this rainy afternoon with a hot cuppa tea! Thank you for having us for tea.
Have a lovely Mother's Day ahead.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Sherry, thanks so much for joining us at Table It Link Party and I hope you'll be able to visit us again when it starts every Monday at 7 am...it wouldn't be a party without your beautiful creations!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Love your party. Thanks for hosting. Please stop by our party. We would love to have one of your amazing creations at our party. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com

living from glory to glory said...

Sherry, I think this is so pretty! I always laugh over those who ate edible flowers! I am sure I have nibbled on a few in my life. The dandelion flower never lied when put under my chin as to whether I liked butter or not!
I also think I would like a cake with a bit less frosting! Now, I can frost my cakes like this and say this is the latest style...
Lovely as Always, Roxy
Thanks for coming to the PARTY!

Lou Lou Girls said...

This is so pretty! I love the simple flowers on top. Pinned. Thanks for being part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We would love it. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

Linda said...

Hi Sherry,
Your naked cake sounds and look sooo delicious. I think it's perfect, so romantic, especially paired with those pansy teacups. Happy Mother's Day!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Kathy said...

Truly beautiful cake, Sherry - I hope you had a blessed Mother's Day! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

Karren Haller said...

Your cake is so inviting to eat, I will take one please.

Thanks for co-hosting from Wake Up Wednesday.

Please join me on my WW this week
Oh My Heartsie Girl WW Linky

Karren Haller said...

PS I am a new follower on Pinterest and FB.
Have a great day!!
Oh My Heartsie Girl

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

I do love the looks of this cake! I think one is in my very near future! Thanks for linking it up to my Creative Ways Link Party too!