Thursday, May 16, 2013

~Garden Party Cheesecake and Simple & Sweet Fridays #63~

I wanted to make Stan a special cake for his birthday, which was on May 10th. I thought we could celebrate it on Mother's Day because he was out of town. We had his mother over and a girlfriend's family over too. I know his number one love is gardening so, I knew I wanted to decorate the cake with a "Garden Theme".
I made a cheesecake 
and I found lots of miniatures to decorate with.
I made the garden tools out of different color chocolates.
 I found a mold that was perfect.
The candy rocks I found at a bakery.
I found these pots and potting table at a miniature store.
They looked perfect on the cake.
How cute is the garden hose and little rabbit?
I made these seed packets out of chocolate too. 
Everyone loved the cake especially, Stan.
We had a wonderful meal, enjoying each others company.
I hope you all had a wonderful 
Mother's Day with your families too!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Last weeks Simple & Sweet Favorites!

Go check out The Country Farm Home's post A $2 Ten Minute Slipcover!
Dru shares a great idea to cover a chair for only $2. A Goodwill find makes a fabulous slipcover!
Be sure to check out Dru's blog!

Go check out Fabby's Living's post Happy Mother's Day 2013!
Fabby sets the most beautiful table dedicated to all mothers for Mother's Day. You'll love her dishes, German urn, and detailed touches. Absolutely stunning!
Be sure to check out Fabby's blog!

Go check out Debbie-Dabble's post Garden Wreaths and Garden Blooming in the Backyard!
Debbie shares her beautiful garden and how she decorates with all her pretty collectibles. She'll give you lots of ideas to make a Garden Wreath!

Go check out Debbie's blog!

Go check out Penny Wise's post Cheers! Pink Champagne Cake for Mother's Day!
Christina shares a delicious recipe for champagne cake with champagne butter creme frosting. A wonderful heavenly treat for Mother's Day. You'll love her cute pink doves and a "Mum" banner, very sweet!
Be sure to check out Christina's blog!

Go check out Biljana Shabby's post Renovation of Old Furniture - French Hand Painted Armoire!
Biljana does a beautiful transformation on an armoire with a special technique. Inspired by an old house in Slavonia, she used a roller to create a one-of-a-kind amoire. Gorgeous!
Be sure to check out Biljana's blog!

Go check out Sweetbriar Dreams' post Is It Summer Time?
Chel shares photos of her beautiful garden and home. She'll inspire you to go outside and plant in your garden. You'll fall in love with the area where she lives and her cute dog, Coco!
Be sure to check out Chel's blog!

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  1. Jody and Stan,
    Thanks so much for the features and very kind words!! I gave you a Shout Out in my latest post which I linked up. I will add the Feature Button to the post when I get home as I am at work now....

    Thanks also for hosting each week!!
    Love that sweet garden cheese cake!!!

  2. Jody, I LOVE your garden cake! So clever. I'd hate to eat it!
    Thanks again for the feature. Such an honor to be featured with so many fantastic post!
    Blessings from the farmhouse,

  3. Glad to be joining this wonderful party! so much inspiration! thank you for hosting!

  4. Beautiful inspirations, thanks so much for featuring my armoire. Thansk for hosting:) Hugs, Biljana

  5. That cake is darling. Looks like a whole lot of work but I'm sure it was really appreciated.


  6. Hi Stan and Jody, your cake is so creative, so much work but so much fun. Love the features this week. Thank you for hosting.

  7. Wow! Now that's a cheesecake! And very rare, as I wouldn't want to eat it...just look at it! Thank you so much for featuring my blog and Coco says thanks too!! Take care. Chel x

  8. What an adorable cake! Thank you for hosting!

  9. That is totally one of the cutest cakes I have ever seen decorated!

    You did SUCH a great job with it - well done, indeed!

    Love your features from last week too - thanks so much for hosting!!

  10. That is just the cutest cake ever! Wow I wouldn't let anyone cut into it!
    Just love your wonderful posts and fun parties and am thrilled to be featured!

  11. thanks for hosting guys...the cheesecake looks awesome..I am only sorry I wasn't there to have some!

  12. That cake is adorable with all of the cute miniatures! :)

  13. Great features once again. I am in love with Bilhana's armoire. Thanks so much for hosting Stan and Jan. Blessings, Patti

  14. Hi Jody & Stan...thank you for coming over to Beauty In The Ordinary and joining...always lovely to have a new follower. As requested, here is the recipe for the rhubarb cake:

    I cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder and soda and 1/4 tsp salt. 2oz (1/2 stick) unsalted butter + 2/3 cup sugar. 1 egg + half tsp vanilla. Either 1/2 cup butter milk OR 1/2 tsp white vinegar and enough milk to make up to 1/2 cup. 6oz fruit (berries, rhubarb, apple) - go wild.
    April 30 at 2:18pm · Like

    Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add vanilla and egg and beat until incorporated. Stir in 1/3 flour mixture, half of sour milk/buttermilk, 1/3 flour mixture, rest of sour milk/buttermilk, then rest of flour. Spread mixture into a buttered/floured spring form pan and spread fruit on top. Sprinkle with 1 to 1-1/2 tbsp of sugar and bake 400 degree oven until browned on top and knife comes out clean from centre. Anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes. Blueberries or raspberries generally take 25 mins, rhubarb took 35. Happy Baking!

  15. Your cake is adorable!! Love the awesome features, too! Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  16. That cake is amazing, wonderful detail! Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for hosting, Laura


  17. Thank you so much!
    Have a wonderful week end!


  18. Your cake is so nice and certainly appropriate. Very clever making chocolate tools,they look real. :)

  19. That cake is amazing!!!! The little itty bitty hose and clippers are so cute. Love it all. Happy weekend wishes. Thank you for hosting, big hugs and happy weekend wishes xo

  20. Your garden cake is adorable! How creative and sweet! Geesh, I can barely make a box cake!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. That cake looks awesome! Thanks for the party...

  22. Hi Jody, it´s a pleasure for me to have discovered your blog and to join your beautiful party! Oh, and that cheesecake looks really wonderful, so full of cute details... Following since now!

  23. Hi jody!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the sweet invite!
    I love to share my barn with your reders;)
    Thanks for the party!
    Love and hugs

  24. That Garden cake looks too good to eat!!! I'll play with it first then gobble it up! Thank you for hosting Jody & Stan, and for checking out my blog!

  25. Good morning, Jody!

    Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself :) I did link up to your fun party and become a follower.

    The cheesecake is delightful and must have brought a huge smile to your husband Great job!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  26. Thanks for visiting and your kind comment on my new pergola! It's so nice to be invited to join your linky party. How delightful! I look forward to the coming weeks!

  27. Your cake is unbelievable!! Thanks for hosting :)

  28. That is the cutest little cake ever! Love the gardening tools - chocolate? Yummy.
    Thanks so muc for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. What a beautiful cake. It turned out fabulous and you can see the love in it. I am blow away. Just wonderful!!!!!

  30. Hi Jody, here we are! Thank you for hosting this great party!
    Your garden cake is absolutely fantastic! I love it!
    Baci Cristina

  31. Jody! Your garden cheesecake is the sweet fantastic!
    You are so very talented!
    Stan's birthday is just two days before Mr D's!
    May is a month of much festivity at our home!

    Happy birthday to Stan!

    Thank you for your anniversary wishes!

  32. That cake is amazing, Jodi! Wow! I can't believe you found all those perfect miniature gardening items. I'll bet Stan had a huge smile in his heart when he saw what you did for him. It's so wonderful to love and be loved! :-)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Laura from

  33. I have never seen a cake like that. It`s just fantastic.

    Have a great week


  34. So glad you visited me this morning, else I never would have seen this absolute treasure trove of loveliness and ideas! What a fabulous cake for a gardener, not only can you eat the seed packets, but you can lick the sweet stuff from the pots as well. OOOH, I wish I didn't have to paint today, for I could spend the entire afternoon on this site and those you recommend. I guess I will sneek peeks throughout the day. Great to meet you!

  35. Oh, this cake is adorable. I love all the gardening goodies on it. I love the chocolate seed packets. How nice that you made this cake special for him. Fabby is a sweet blog friend of mine, and her blog is very lovely.



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