Category Archives: Cake

quickening of time…

the quickening of time is hard to ignore as we find ourselves at the end of February already…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-omis-clock

Mother Nature has wobbled from winter to May like temperatures and back again…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-sunroom-views

I ended up at a garden center last week on a glorious 78 degree/25.5 Celsius day which was a good 20 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year here in northern Virginia…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-spring-fever

a few plants came home with me and I will have to babysit them mostly indoors until planting time arrives in a month or more…

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I can’t seem to snap enough photos of this potted Lenten Rose…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-meyer-lemons-first-daffs-from-garden how do you spell spring fever…

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we have eaten a good bit of cake this month celebrating Mr Magpie’s birthday…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-pear-tarte

 still celebrating with a yummy Sunday treat of pear puff pastry tarte OH MY… magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-helleborus

wishing everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover a Happy T Day… 

Plum Torte time is here again…

 last year around this time I shared the fun of making this delicious plum cake with you heremagpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-real-plum-quote

 there is a link for the recipe there too if you are interested…

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I have been off my game lately when it comes to taking photos and being connected on line…magpies-nest-plum-torte

but I did take a photo of the Plum Torte that Mr Magpie and I whipped up over the weekend…magpies-nest-dogwood

letting it rest overnight after baking as recommended is not easy when the house is full of delicious cake smells…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-life-is-fragile

but like so many things we have to wait for in life it was worth it in the end and so delicious…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-morning-sun-on-ferns

joining everyone over at Elizabeth’s T Stands for Tuesday to wish you a happy day…

T Stands for Tuesday 3rd Anniversary…

with many thanks to Elizabeth for being our fearless leader and hostess these past three years…1 T_Tuesday_200

and for helping people connect from all around the globe each week for T Stands for Tuesday (all are welcome to join in with something/anything drink related)…

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it really is a pleasure to get to visit each week and share…

Magpie's Nest Celebration cake

since it’s a celebration I made a cake…

Magpie's Nest Cake on the porch

an easy no bake cake since it is much too hot and humid here in Virginia to turn on the oven…

Magpie's Nest cake and lemonade

 Trader Joe’s angel food cake with fresh raspberries and blueberries and homemade whipped creme…Magpie's Nest three candles

and how about some refreshing watermelon lemonade with some bubbles added too if you like…

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here’s to lots more fun and sharing…

birthday wishes…

to celebrate the day my dear Mother/Mutti was born…

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I would like to share some vintage early 1900’s postcard images with you…

MagpiesNest A Happy Birthday

our scanner has been broken for months…

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so I hope you can make these PDF files work for you…

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just click on the underlined links twice (once here and again after that…sorry) 

please enjoy them for your own personal use…

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they are not intended to be included in collage sheets or for sale…

my Mom was quite a baker…

here is one of her wonderful cakes

* Happy Birthday Sweet Mutti *

we miss your sweet smile and warm hugs

~* Josephine Mahoney *~

19 March 1931 – 8 February 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Brightest of Blessings XOXO

create with Transfer Artist Paper…we have A WINNER and a birthday

thank you all for stopping by and joining in my book giveaway

I appreciate your good wishes so very much…

now it is time to announce the winner…

I wrote each person’s name on a slip of paper…

folded them one by one and placed them in a colander…shaped a little like a hat 😉

…and picked out one with eyes closed…

congratulations Ellie…you are the winner…

wishing each of you a lovely day…

today we celebrate our youngest son’s birthday…

 LOVE you Sweetie….OXOXOXO

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bow lines.  Sail away from the safe harbour.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. 

EXPLORE

DREAM

DISCOVER”

~Mark Twain {Mutti and Dad too}

WS: Let Them Eat Cake

CAKE is the challenge theme this week over at Wednesday Stamper (WS)…

I thought this Hero Arts cake stamp had such great possibilities…

so I got busy recycling some magnets that I have collected/accumulated…

after a light sanding and a nice layer of my favorite UHU glue stick…

I applied my painted background paper and brayered and brayered again helping keep all of the edges down nice and snug to the magnet…

I stamped onto four different kinds of paper creating the various layers of the cake…using the yellow cardstock as my base…

I added each cut out section leaving the yellow candle at the top….scissors and a craft knife came in handy for trimming…

won’t you join us for some WS cake…no calories…just fun…

all are most welcome to play along…

the only rule is that you use at least one rubber stamp in what you create…