Stories, events and life in general from Miss Kitty's point of view

Saturday

Celebrating a royal wedding with a cake



In honor of the occasion of the event in England, I set out to bake a Bunt cake, shaped in a crown for my British neighbor Valerie, who was hosting a brunch for some of the ladies in the area.



Decorated with Borage flowers
bow and ribbon to emulate Kate’s veil and train


Unfortunately I was unable to photograph Valerie’s beautiful table setting as I had a cardiologist appointment and when I was there not all the food was set up. Nevertheless I can tell you that there was a portrait of William and Kate just below the flower arrangement. A beautiful light and airy fabric cascaded down from the elevated flower arrangement, creating wonderful hills and valleys. In between the rolling material was set a typical British silver tea service and dishes.



Photo by Valerie


Valerie honored me by having reserved the center of the table for my cake, that too was elevated by a glass pedestal. I had also dropped of a plate of mini blueberry muffins, decorated by two different Dutch irises, a number of Borge and yellow Daisy flowers.


I hope that you all had a great time sharing the event with friends as we have so little to celebrate these days.



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine
Hugo Burnand/Clarence House/PA/Landov



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with attendants and then with families
Hugo Burnand / Clarence House / PA / Landov




The recipe 




8 tbsp./40 oz. unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
4 large organic brown eggs
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of firm Greek yogurt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. orange extract
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried apricots - diced
3/4 cup yellow raisins
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, cut into small pieces




So you though I would not show face?
Somebody has to tell you how to make the cake!

Directions

  1. On a large dish or medium bowl mix the apricots, raisins, cranberries and pecans, then dust with flower to prevent them from sining to the bottom during baking
  2. Mix the soft butter with sugar until well blended
  3. Add one egg at a time and blend
  4. Add orange and vanilla extract and briefly blend
  5. Slowly add the flour with the mixer at low to medium speed. After half of the flower has been added, add the yogurt and mix, then resume adding the remaining flour. If the dough feels to thick and not elastic enough, add a dash of milk.
  6. Using a spatula, fold in the dried fruit and nut mixture until well distributed. Do not use the hand blender or mixer for this step.
  7. Now add the mixture to a Bunt pan that was buttered and dusted with flour.
  8. In a preheated oven set to 350° degrees, set the cake mold in the center of the oven. Check after 45 minutes by inserting a toothpick or cake needle. Cake usually takes 50-60 minutes to bake.

Enjoy
(^..^)




14 comments:

Kea said...

We did a double-take over that pic of "William and Kate," before we realized those are look-alikes and not the real William and Kate! LOL.

-Fuzzy Tales

Miss Kitty said...

Ouch . . .


Greetings Kea,

Thank you for pointing out my error, I guess I was just too tired and selected the first good and large picture I found. Well, it has now been replaced with the official royal portrait.

Warmest regards,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Katnip Lounge said...

I will remember this recipie, I love baked goods. YUM.

The table was gorgeous, it makes the food that much tastier.

Trish xx

Cloon said...

Thanks for treating us once again to your fabulous cooking, this time baking. It looks wonderful as does the table display. And of course, Miss Kitty played a very important part. (PS: We got our bookmarks printed and laminated and they are such a special keepsake and much appreciated.)

ABBY said...

Many kudos to your Dad for making that lush cake. We think the table arrangement was simply gorgeous.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, Miss Kitty, that recipe sounds delicious! And the table looked amazing, too. Sounds like you had a great time celebrating the big event. :)

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Ohhhh ,,, We luvz da cake ^..^It lookz soooo Pretty.
and da table lookz Wonderful too ~
Da mom watched da wedding, It was Beautiful, Kate looked Stunning.
She's so glad dat William luvz Kate, and hopez they will have a very good marriage ^..^
It was Wonderful^..^
Purrz & Kissez to you & Dad Egmont

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Miss Kitty, I was thrilled to see you were able to see the wedding and enjoy at least a part of the baking your dad created. The cake is lovely, and I'm sure you helped. I suspect the meal turned out lovely, too, even though Dad and you had to miss it.

Cat said...

Your cake sounds lovely Miss Kitty! I gave up eating sugar, but I would certainly make an exception to try your creation :-) Thank you for sharing!

Luzia said...

Liebe Miss Kitty, obwohl ich ein Anti-Royalist bin, habe ich mich sehr über das Rezept gefreut:-)) Vielen Dank, dass Du Dir die Mühe gemacht hast! Ich wünsche Dir und Daddy eine gute neue Woche mit viel Frühlingssonne im Herzen. Liebe Grüße von Luzia.

Christiane said...

Ich habe mir die Hochzeit auch angeschaut. Heimlich, damit mein Mann mich nicht für verrückt erklärt. Ich fand, das war eine gute Schau :-))
Leider hatte ich keinen Kuchen zur Feier des Tages. Aber das Rezept klingt nach einem köstlichen Genuss. Laßt es Euch gut gehen.
LG Christiane

Gaby Bee said...

This crown cake looks really yummy and the recipe sounds delicious! A big compliment to your Dad, Miss Kitty, for making such a fabulous cake.

Gaby xo

Vicki said...

Just dropping in to say hi...Oh my this looks good! Prissie says hello to everyone.....

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Vicki,

Thank you for dropping in and checking on us. I know it has been sometime since we last posted, but dad has been busy creating art and I have just been sleeping since most of the time it has been raining and there is little to do. Even today it rained, at least it is good for the garden.

Warmest regards,
Ms Kitty and Egmont