Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You know what they say...when the going gets tough..

...the tough make "cakettes"! Yeppers. Pineapple Upside-Down Cakettes in a jar..

First, we wanted to first thank all of you for your kind words, gracious thoughts and wonderful messages about Bones. We, as a family, thank you...

OK, so back to the cakettes - I even enlisted the help of Mr. B (actually, he volunteered )

We made 36 jar cakes and had enough batter to make 2 small cakes for the house. For us. Not for the house per Se...

Isn't he going to make the BEST Santa eVEr!!??

After I spilled, dribbled and misjudged the amounts, he got an ice cream scoop and waddaya know? Worked like a charm!

You have to work fast when they come out to pop the seals on then tighten the rings -then it just waiting for the "Ping"!
Can yo hear that?? They're ping-ing!!!! I'm no canner-type-person, but I've been told that's how you know it's sealed...

The cake seemed to be separating a little from the fruit, so, in honor of it's name...we turned them...UpSideDown!
Aren't they just the cutest little things EvEr??
How fun would this be at a dinner party to serve these little babies to individuals, complete with a little whipped cream garnish, or some mint leaves or....ohmygosh...a tiny umbrella!!
Moist, fresh, fun and totally portable! Love 'em! Next week, though, it's diet coke cake in them!

Sorry Lulu, puppies cannot have cake ..

Braxton was exhausted and tired of waiting...so he camped out in his one-of-many-favorite beds..this one in the kitchen..

Sweet dreams Braxie & Lu...Santa's coming soon and bringing toys, and squeaky men, and ropes and treats just for you!

Have a safe and warm tomorrow, my friends :-)
-me

10 comments:

Laurie and Chris said...

What a great idea. They make pefect little gifts.I won't beable to do them this year but will keep the link in my what to make next chrismas folder!!

the old schoolhouse said...

Hi Colleen sorry to hear about Bones, keep your heart up,and your chin up,best wishes to you and mr B from Angie x

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a neat idea, Colleen!

Betty said...

The cakettes look delicious! You and Randy surely do know how to make folks happy.

What's up with the 'squeaky men' for Lulu and Braxton...am I missing some wonderful toy our kids need to get??

Enjoy!

madrekarin said...

Oh, my gosh! They look delicious! I was talkimg with my sil the other night and we both agreed that there isn't anyone who does not like pineapple upside down cake. And to get your own tiny jar filled with one is perfect!!
Where did you find the recipe? Hmmmm?

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Oh that looks so yummy!!
The first desert i made for my
husband was pineapple upside
cake. He was late so I put plastic
wrap on the top and forgot about
it when I baked it....Plastic cake.
Yuck! he!he!

Hugs ~kimme

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

That is the cutest idea I have seen in a long time...Oh the talent you have missie! Blessings to you and your elf helpers.

jeanne said...

Colleen, thank you so much for your sweet comment about our Babette. We are very sad and missing her so much. I am sorry about your bones. why does this happen at Christmas? Time will help I am sure.

Your cakettes are wonderful. What an idea. I love pineapple up side down cake. Mmmmmmm. It looks like a huge undertaking. Good job.

Hugs...Jeanne

Sweet Repose said...

Where's the recipe...did I miss something...yummm...and what a cute gift idea!...he's such a good man...well trained!

sharon in tights...(wool)

TattingChic said...

Wow! That is a lot of work! Looks like they are yummy, tho'! :)