Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vanilla Business

Who was the clueless person who first called vanilla boring?

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I always hear people use the word "vanilla" for bland or boring - but I really don't understand it - vanilla is ANYTHING but boring! If I could, I would go campaigning for Vanilla. I want to make a bunch of cool campaign signs, and make a whole lot of vanilla desserts to wake people up and see how versatile it is. It's sooooo good! But don't worry, I am still only having one dessert a week!

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This weekend I made a Vanilla Berry Tea Cake. Wanna hit the campaign trail with me? What vanilla treats would you contribute?

(PS. The winner of the Petite Minx Giveaway is Lovely Scribbles, yay!)
(PPS. My Illustration Print sale is on until Wednesday evening. Read here for more details).

31 comments:

G-Zell said...

I love vanilla! My favorite ice cream, favorite candle, favorite everything... just beautiful..

I thought people called beige boring? Man I need to keep up with things.

Happy Sunday!

Grissell

Yelena R. said...

I love vanilla too :)

Anna said...

vanilla, definitely!

may I ask the recipe of the cake above?:)

Little Miss Tiara said...

omg I'd join you do the vanilla campaign! Evn the name resembles sweetness! Vanilla campaign, lol :p

Ever heard Owl city's song called vanilla twilight? That's one good sweet romantic song I listen to at least once a day. lol.

p.s and your idea about the best friend's birthday is fabulous! GAAAHHH!!! How could you be so creeeative?

Loddelina said...

I love vanilla - the taste and the smell...
I love all vanilla scented body products from L'Occitane - yummy!

Maki said...

It wasn't me who first called vanlla is boring - I promise!!

Vanilla is simply divine - I love the aroma and the taste, everything!!!

xo

Kaye Prince said...

I love anything vanilla and really think it adds great dimension to a lot of baked goods. I especially love using it in cookies, apple pie, and when making homemade whipped cream. Vanilla is awesome - I'll join your campaign!

Jaime said...

Yummy- that vanilla treat sounds good! :)

Jessica Marie said...

i think i could eat that whole cake myself :D

Lovely Scribbles said...

Oh, I think vanilla is divine! Truly! I am actually making homemade bottles of vanilla with pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans (they're fairly reasonable on Amazon) for Christmas gifts. Does it get any better than that?

Thanks so much for the Petite Minx giveaway. I'm so excited!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

hmmm I looove vanilla! that cake looks so delicious! have a great week, darling! xo

Sarah said...

Good for you! A dessert a week sounds like a great plan to me!

-Sarah :)

Michele said...

I definitley prefer chocolate to vanilla when it comes to ice cream, icing on a cake, cookies, etc. but I do enjoy the flavor of vanilla. I love that your cake is called a tea cake. It just sounds so cute to me. That's one of the things you can shrink for me! lol Can you share the recipe?

Truly Smitten said...

that looks so freaking delicious! Recipe please!

Dionne said...

Hey Michele, I put the recipe on my latest Food Files post in my album.

Hilary Leister said...

Well, I am certainly more of a chocolate girl haha...

But pound-cake with vanilla frosting, or vanilla ice-cream with brownies & pie is SIMPLY divine!

Hello, darling said...

Umm my thoughts on that cake....YUM!

Phoenix said...

I'm gonna keep on you until you start posting your recipes. So much of the stuff you make and photograph looks so incredibly yummy! At least give the rest of us a chance to screw it up and lick the batter!

Carissa said...

that vanilla berry tea cake looks amazing! how do you only have one dessert a week with that in the house?!

I am a fan of vanilla too. it used to be my favorite ice cream flavor, but now I am partial to banana. but I still prefer vanilla cake over chocolate... and I also love vanilla lattes!

I will totally join your campaign if you are bringing that cake, btw :)

Phoenix said...

Awesome, thanks Dionne!!

Katie said...

Mmmmm... I love vanilla too! Especially proper vanilla bean.

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The Girl in the Orange Background said...

Vanilla is amazing... the taste, the smell, everything about it.
By the way, I wrote a little note about your blog and gave you an award. Here it is, whenever you want to see it :)
Click here

simplesong said...

totally agree! love vanilla!

Nicole Marie said...

vanilla is my favorite flavor!!

Pamela said...

can i scream GORGEOUS?!?!

Dash said...

i admit im not a complete vanilla fan, BUT i do love the kick it gives to otherwise boring desserts. So yeah, for me, vanilla is not boring, its the flavour that keeps it interesting.

AND, YUMMY pics dionne!!:)

Tali Schiffer said...

Personally I am more of a chocolate person, but I still love a good vanilla treat if I have it! Plus, I love the vanilla color on a wall, or as a wedding dress color!
My fave vanilla treat- Crème Brulée!!

Annie said...

i love vanilla! esp french vanilla in my coffee, yummy!
your little treat looks devine :)

OceanDreams said...

That looks so delicious! Can I donate chocolate? ;)

Kristin said...

My dear, do you have a recipe for the deliciousness of the Vanilla Berry Tea Cake??

vanilla is so very versatile. I love it!

lyndsey | paper girl said...

ha! i read online that today is national vanilla cupcake day or something. such perfect timing for this delicious post :)