Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cake, Ice Cream and Walt Disney

Let's make a cake today. We will start with this white plate. It probably has very little value except in memories to me. It was used for many cakes for my family when I was small. Sunday afternoons after coming home from Sunday School, we would have a large dinner, maybe around three in the afternoon. Then in early evening we would have homemade cake or pie and some ice cream. We had a small room that we called the TV room and we would gather around and watch Walt Disney while enjoying our evening dessert. Does anyone remember the show? Walt Disney himself was the host of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

Well back to the platter: this cake platter was in a give away box at Mom's stashed under the dining room table back at Christmas time. I just had to be nosy and see what she was getting rid of. A couple things made their way back to North Carolina. So for old times sake, I just had to make a cake on that platter.

Mom usually made a double layer square cake.This cake is a carrot cake.

Then she mixed up her own icing with butter, vanilla flavoring and powdered sugar. If it was a chocolate cake she added cocoa. This is so much better than store bought icing. This one is just vanilla.

I added a few sprinkles of orange sugar to give it a little color.Nothing fancy, but it was good.

We took it to Julie's for dinner last Sunday, but I couldn't resist serving Rick and I a piece on Saturday night after I made it.

Enjoy a piece of cake and while you do, click on over to Kelli's and visit around a bit.

Show and Tell


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, this looks just so delicious.

    My Show n Tell is about our new Easter Lily. Stop by if you can find some time today. Happy weekend.

  2. :) I love carrot cake! Thanks for the ideas.

  3. So glad you got this great platter and all it's memories and are now using it.

  4. Carrot cake is my number one favorite! Did you top it with cream cheese frosting! Another favorite of mine!

  5. Carrot cake, um um, my favorite. I made a cake last night, Pistashio cake with cream cheese icing for my daughter and mom's birthday.

  6. I do love carrot cake. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

  7. I love that you have your platter of memories! The carrot cake was AWESOME! *yum*...and that is why the icing tasted so good. It was homemade by you! Love ya mom!. :o)

  8. Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell!

    So, your platter serves up more than just cake... it serves up MEMORIES!

    Thanks for inviting us to share in your special memories!

  9. Looks yummy.. love carrot cake. Precious memory of the plate.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love carrot cake. It's always so moist, isn't it? I'd like tea with mine please.


  11. Carrot cake is my favorite! It looks mmmmmm gooood! Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

  12. Carrot cake and tea = SMILES!!!!