Wednesday, February 1, 2012

~Pantry Cakes~

I have been feeling a bit creative...and yes, I should be painting my bedroom, but I wanted a few prim valentines, so.....I googled pantry cakes. I found lots of recipes. Most were all about the same. Flour, salt, coffee, coffee grounds, and cinnamon. So I mixed up a batch and made six small heart cakes. Then I used a salt glaze heart I had and made the larger one. I need something more.....so I melted some yummy smelling wax and used some small molds I had, then rubbed them with cinnamon. You can see my results below.






Now, I want to do some cinnamon and applesauce ornaments that I can make with my cookie cutters. Once my brain gets going I keep thinking of stuff I want to make.
I had to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies because everyone kept coming in and saying, what smells so good? What are you making? No one was happy when I said "they are not to eat." So I made a little treat to keep them quiet.
What are you all doing for Valentines decorations?

14 comments:

Never So Simple said...

Love these! I can almost smell them through the computer.

Donna

The Hoskins' Family said...

Great job on the hearts! I am like you once my brain starts on something I don't want to stop.
I put up my pencil tree and topped it with my salt dough v-day ornies I made last year. The word Love and some pink gingham hearts in a bowl on my table! I don't do much just a little touch!

Looking forward to seeing whatelse you create!
Lynnly

earlene said...

those pantry cakes are so sweet...I bet they do smell yummy.
I don't decorate much for Valentines. I do have some dolls that have hearts on them and I bring them out more then I tuck them away.
Have a great night.

PrimHearted said...

Those came out lovely! I bet they smell good too!
Nadine

Susannah said...

Oh...I love your pantry cakes and hearts. You did a great job.

Susannah

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those are lovely, pretty enough to be in a little shop somewhere.

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Donna: Yes, you are creative! Love all your hearts especially how they look in the wooden bowl!
I actually got some red felt stuffed hearts at IKEA at Christmas which were really ornaments. I never used them so I have them piled in a wooden heart shaped bowl. And while poking around today I found some old heart shape pieces of a red and white quilt,only 5 of them but think I will string them on twine and hang as a garland on my fireplace {{HUGS}} Joy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Pretty Prim Hearts! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wonderful job on the cakes, prim valentines~ bet they smell good~
Yummy chocolate chip cookies, sounds good~
Valetine decorating ~ some samplers, red florals,snow girls dolls with hearts and homespun hearts~
smiles
Teresa

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Your hearts are beautiful...glad you found a recipe...they are all so similar.
What a sweet mama to bake in between all that crafting.
Karen

Janice Boucher said...

those pantry cakes are just adorable. I can only imagine how wonderful they must smell!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

These are wonderful!!!
I can almost smell their yummy goodness. :)
Hugs,
Tam

wrk59 said...

Oh My Goodness, I want to make some of these ... I can smell them in my mind!!
Please tell me where you found your Santa ... I collect Santas and would love to add one like him to my collection!

Thanks, Wanda

The Country Nest said...

Wanda,
I can't find a way to email you so I will leave an answer here. The Santa is an Arnetts Santa. I got him from the Country Store of Geneva online. I love him so much and you will too. Thanks for the kind comments and do come back and visit.
Hugs,
Donna