Friday, January 28, 2011

A Sweet Foodie Friday

This Friday, had me up early and ready to go, as I had a cake order to have ready for pick up. 18 Cupcakes-9 of those with the wonderful-practical 1M Tip Swirl and 9 Lego Cupcakes---an idea I found on one of my favorite cake web sites:

Kudos to the husband who made the lego people out of fondant!

The cupcake recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook--their famous vanilla cupcake

The cake is my first ice cream cake! Oh my! Yellow cake with strawberry ice cream and whipped cream frosting. 

Wishing everyone a happy Friday! Please check in at for more wonderful foodie ideas!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A tribute to Oma Veldtrup

 Hello Everyone! How are you all doing today? I am having a good day/health wise and am happy that I can spend some time with you. This week I set a special tablescape to honor the memory of my niece´s and nephew´s grandmother. In a way she was also a grandmother to me-she her back door was always open for visitors and she made the best soup ever! One of Oms´s passions was to crochet and make tablecloths. She always thought of me and so it came she gave a small pink table runner. Well, she also put together a tablecloth in the same color for a large table--I just simply adored that tablecloth and hoped that one day she would surprise me. Unfortunately, Oma passed away a few years ago-she is greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Back in December 2010, my niece Mareike asked me to come to Cloppenburg and help her with the preparations for Clara´s baptism(my great niece!! --- makes me sound so old!) We had a wonderful weekend and shortly before I left to go back to Berlin-I got that surprise I was always dreaming about---the beautiful pink tablecloth! So, this week I set the table with my finest china, best crystal and that tablecloth!!!

Since the tablecloth is such a pretty shade of pink, this post is also my entry for PINK SATURDAY over at How Sweet the Sound with our wonderful host Beverly.

 The silver charger plates are on loan from my friend Mary.
 The silver wrapped chocolate heart is a Hershey´s  Kiss- my girlfriend Kim gave those to me this week.

                           Thank you Girls!

I picked up the beautiful white roses at my local flower shop-just 5 minutes away for 6 euros.

I just love my new crystal place card holders-they go perfectly with this tablescape!

  Here a closer look at the lace.
 And that crystal bowl you ask? That was a gift from my florida girlfriend Kirstina. She brought that back from   her trip to Ireland.

Ah, those crystals! If only they were real diamonds!!!!

Oma Veldtrup!

Do make sure to stop by at Between Naps on the Porch for many more wonderful tablescapes. And of course take a few moments to enjoy all the pink at How Sweet the Sound.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

cookies and so much more

For this pink saturday, I would like to feature a blog that I found last night. I am sure you will enjoy it.

Pink Little Cake

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Recreational Park Marzahn

Last Sunday, my family and I made the trip out to the Recreational Park Marzahn to check out the Gardens of the World. Due it only being January we could enjoy the grounds and only dream of how beautiful everything is in summer.,

here are some websites for more information:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Savory Stuffed Mushrooms--Yummy

As many of you already know,  I am slowly starting a in house catering business and so last weekend my family and I joined forces in the our kitchen to try out various recipes. The following recipe was found in the magazine Cooking for 2.  Enjoy!


Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

6 large fresh mushrooms
4-1/2 tsp finely chopped onion
4-1/2 tsp finely chopped green pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 cup cubed day-old bread
Dash cayenne pepper

Remove stems from mushrooms and finely chop; set caps aside. In a skillet, saute the stems, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the bread cubes, salt, pepper and cayenne.
Stuff into mushroom caps. Place in a baking dish coated with nonstick c cooking spray. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 15 minutes or until stuffing is lightly browned.

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Safari Friday

Hello Everyone! How are you today? I am having a good day and instead of cleaning house I am spending time with my blog! This week I am presenting to you my safari table. As I mentioned in a previous post, while out shopping I found these safari charger plates-that I just had to have. These charger plates were the inspiration for this tablescape.

My son lent me his elephant collection that he inherited from his great aunt.

I found the gold napkins at TK Maxx

The wooden necklace was a souvenir from a cruise my parents took long long ago!

Silverware---Crate and Barrel
Stemware---Crate and Barrel
Black/Gold Napkins----a gift from my sister

Wishing everyone a wonderful day, please be sure to stop by Between Naps on the Porch for more lovey Tablescapes.



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