Sunday, January 2, 2011

Out with Christmas, back to Halloween!

Bing knows something is up!
And, indeed there is! I was out of bed super-early, for a Sunday and at the
market to pick up all the goodies I need to prepare a huge breakfast and a
yummy dinner later. We'll have both boys and their girls to feed so I'm
planning meals and baking a dessert too! And, all of this is going on
while we're in the process of de-Christmas'ing the house too!  
But first it's dessert, which is taking us all the way back to Halloween!
I've been wanting to try this leftover-Halloween-candy Bundt
cake that I first learned about here. Oh, by the way... If you are not
already a fan of Cathy's and reading her beautiful blog, you must!
Don't let this fool you... Unwrapping all this candy was a pain!
Thank goodness sweets don't call my name... Otherwise, this would be dangerous work!
I got a set of Pourfect bowls for Christmas. They
were part of this year's, to-me-from-me haul! 
Don't you just love those kinds of gifts?
I do. They're my favorite. And, best of all... No wrapping required!
Next Sunday I'll be knee-deep in the, to-me-from-me birthday gift haul!
And... There we have it!
Leftover-Halloween-Candy Bundt cake!
Now all it needs is a melted Guittard chocolate glaze!
Because all that Halloween candy may in fact not be sweet enough!
Now for contrast...
A little white chocolate glaze!    
Oh! I have to tell you!! I found Martha's 2011 limited edition cake
stands at Macy*s in Monterey! And yes, I said stands, as in set!
As in two! I called my Macy*s here to see if they would hold a set for me until
we got back; however, they didn't have them... Thankfully, Santa-mom put them
under the tree for me. And, since USAir was on its best behavior, they made it! 
Want to know a cake-glazing clean-up secret?
I place a sheet of plastic wrap under my rack!
This so beats...
Washing a sheet pan!
By the way... I prepared the Ranger's favorite meal for dinner this evening!
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and... Nothing green!
It's sure been a while since there were six of us around the table...
All we need now is Mom and Dad to make it eight!
They know how to get here...
Which leaves me wondering what they're waiting for!
Now that dinner is over...
It's dessert-time!


  1. So how was the cake? It looked yummy!

  2. Beautiful, Janet ~ the cake AND the kids!
    love how you showed us to neatly add drizzle to a cake! super idea!

  3. I hope you get all the "to-you-from-you" birthday presents your heart desires!

    Happy birthday sweetheart- hope you have a wonderful day!

    PS. I looked for the cake stands here and they were out:-(

  4. Oh my goodness that cake looks amazing! But I'm doing a "Biggest Loser" challenge at work so I refuse to even go look at the recipe. I must stay strong!


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