Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Flavors of Fall


EDIT ON 11/13/2009: I've had a lot of people ask where I got this stencil. I got this particular one from a scrapbook fall package from years ago.

Embellish your favorite fall dessert with powdered sugar and a stencil! It is super easy and extra cute. Just press your stencil firmly yet gently onto your cake/bread and shake the sugar all over. Carefully lift the stencil and Ta Da, beautifully done!

This is a Pumpkin Ribbon Cake that I make each season. It is moist pumpkin with a thin ribbon layer of cream cheese.

I use a Pampered Chef recipe. You can easily use your favorite pumpkin or spice cake recipe. Then for the ribbon layer simply mix 8oz softened cream cheese (I use light) with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed. Spread the cream mixture on 1/3 of your cake batter in the pan. Spread the remaining batter over the cream mixture and bake as your recipe directs.



AND...ONE MORE!....


Cinnamon Cream Syrup for a Sunday morning of Apple Pancakes
The boys couldn't get enough of this dessert breakfast! Please don't eat for the rest of the day, these calories will last you awhile.
It is thicker than most syrup....

Both of these recipes are found on (my favorite!!) at AllRecipes.com.


Click on these links to view:
Cinnamon Cream Syrup

Apple Pancakes





A little Autumn on our kitchen counter...
Enjoy your Fall Goodness!

This post is linked to:
Works for Me Wednesday
Foodie Friday

60 comments:

b. said...

that cake looks so moist! im craving a piece right now!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

How yummy! That is a beautiful stencil. I just love pumpkin and am always looking for new recipes!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That cake sounds, and looks so yummy!
I will be doing this...Thank you for the inspiration...

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Love your stencil, Lisa! Where did you get that!? The recipes sound divine! I'm always looking for new fall ones! And I love your fall kitchen display!

Kirsty said...

My mom used to use the stencil trick on melktert a fabulous South African dessert-my favourite thing that she made. It was so pretty and so is yours! Thanks for the happy memory.

Those recipes sound blissfully decadent. My mouth is literally watering. My diet is quaking..

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

It's almost too pretty to eat. Almost is the operative word!

laterg8r said...

what a terrific idea - that looks wonderful :D

Pat said...

Just found your blog and am I glad! The cake looks delish and I will definitely try it.

Becca said...

Yummy! Your food posts just about kill me! They always look so good.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!

{Jamie} said...

Seriously why can't you live close to me so I can eat all your goodies! They all look soooo yummy!

Kate said...

Lisa

Such a yummy post I love it thanks for sahring such amazing ideas!! Love the previous post as well

Have a great week
Kate

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hello! Just stumbled across your blog. I love the stencil and would like to know where you found it... if you can share.

Liz said...

Oh my goodness, that looks AMAZING! You did a great job on the cake. Love your fall decor.

Thanks for commenting on my blog, I appreciate it! *smile*

Hugs,

Liz

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love the stencil idea! That is brilliant!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Pancakes are my husband's favorite breakfast. I'll try these and the syrup. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I love the powdered sugar and stencil design, very simple but looks great!

Dorey said...

Yum! The cake looks so gooood. I like to put powdered sugar on top of brownies. I don't have any stencils though, I usually use cookie cutters if i want a fun design. =)

Jenny said...

Clever and lovely idea. Thank you for sharing it!

Tammy@InStitches said...

That sounds good ! And it looks cute too......

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm............that looks yummy........and BEAUTIFUL...How clever. I could even do this. Your fall counters are lovely too.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

decorator to the stars said...

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Clueless_Mama said...

Okay, now I am starving! I love anything pumpkin and what a cute idea with the stencil. LOVE IT

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

cool, but where do you get the stencil??

Miller Racing Family said...

I love the stencil! Anything pampered chef is good in my book. In fact this coming week I am going to a pc party. Lets say damage will be done.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the powdered sugar stencil. Such a cute and simple idea to spruce up a dessert.

Jane said...

Hi Lisa
This cake looks so yummy! I love that it is not lathered in sweet frosting. I love using stencils...but had forgotten to do so. (I rarely bake anymore, now that the boys are gone...and my waistline doesn't need the extra calories!!!)

Please take a minute to read my Honest Scrap post... You have been tagged with the Honest Scrap award...the directions are in the post. I was asked to choose 7 people who have encouraged me and made me smile...and I have chosen you. I love reading your reading about you and your family. Please take a few minutes and share about you...
Jane (artfully graced)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Ohh! That pumpkin cake looks great. I want to give that one a try.

susan said...

I am all for anything that is this pretty and easy. Where do you buy your stencils! The cake and the syrup look divine!

Jean Stockdale said...

The cake is beautiful! What a perfect dessert.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. A thankful heart must be cultivated-it does not usually come naturally to us! Blessings.

Nancy Jane said...

That cake is a work of art, and looks luscious to boot!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

That cake is amazing!

Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, that stencil idea is as clever as can be! Love it! And it has the added advantage of being powdered sugar... you can put that on just about anything, and I love it, and these all look delicious AND pretty.

XO,

Sheila :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love pumpkin anything! What a beautiful way to dress up a dessert!

Joyce said...

It looks like a work of art with the stencil. I always forget to take out my pack of Martha Stencils. Thanks for reminding me.
Joyce

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Lisa I'm getting hungry looking at all of your lovely goodies. Yum!

I'm not sure if that is the lake you are speaking of. Hmmm?
I found the photo doing a google search for relaxation. It sure is pretty though. Lucky you for visiting it! ~Wow! :)

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I see the precious photo of your boys at the bottom! Oh my goodness girl they could not be any more adorable. Lucky Mommy! *Smiles*

Kristin said...

Is there anything you can't do you domestic goddess?

Tootsie said...

girl...that is the best idea ...a stencil...I never would have thought that!!!
I am SO going to try this when I bake next time...I even wrote it down! lol
have a great weekend if I don't get back here before!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I totally forgot about that technique! Thanks for reminding me!!! Would you ever want to guest post to get you more traffic and followers. Let me know at michellejohnnie@gmail.com

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

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Kathleen Grace said...

The pumpkin cake is calling my name! I just need to get my oven fixed (It died Monday!) so I can make this:>)

Blue Creek Home said...

My mouth is watering for a bite (that means a big piece) of that pumpkin cake!!
I make one that is pretty much the same, but I roll it. This looks much easier. I must try it!
Rhonda

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Yum....that cake looks so good...and the powdered sugar stencil looks darling.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous looking cake! Thanks for sharing the technique with us. Have a great day.

ButterYum said...

What a stunning stencil design - very nicely done!

:)
ButterYum

Jennifer said...

Mmm. Deliciousness. =)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Aww you are so sweet! thank you so much!

These cakes look SOOOO good! I'm dying for something sweet! PMS like a champ and those pictures did not help!!!

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Joy said...

Did the stencil come from pampered chef too? I love it, very pretty.

Anita said...

Great idea...and the cake looks very moist and yummy...I'll bet that cream cheese ribbon gives it just the right flavor kick.

Sharon said...

I always wondered about how to create those stencils... it looks so beautiful and so simple. I'm gonna give it a whirl!

thanks for the good tip!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love the idea of the stencil on top, and with the cream cheese WOW!!!
Geri

Carrie said...

that cake looks so good!

Lynn said...

Your powdered sugar design on the cake is just gorgeous. Makes me want to rush out to the kitchen and make a cake just so I can make it pretty like that :) Thanks for the inspiring idea.

Kristin said...

Wow! Love those recipe ideas and the powdered sugar stencil. How much fun is that!!

portatoredichrist said...

I jumped on this am to see the post above this one. Then I noticed that picture of the Cinnamon Cream Syrup... Stopped me dead in my tracks. Did I mention wanting pancakes tomorrow?

sweetjeanette said...

oh my! I'm definitely going to have to try your pumpkin ribbon cake!....and those acorn cookies were too cute in your farewell to fall... Thanks for sharing!

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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