Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cake and Flowers

Cake and Flowers.

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That pretty much sums up the past weekend.

We hosted an Open House for an Art Gallery the other night, and I was able to abscond with my favorite flower bouquet from the evening, hehee. It's been sitting on my table, and I can't stop staring at it every time I walk past.

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And along with the pretty flowers, I decided to bake myself a pretty treat. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. All it includes is a block of Dark Chocolate, sugar, two eggs, a tablespoon of cream, a drop of vanilla essence, about a tablespoon of flour, four tablespoons of butter and lots of love :). The key to keeping the center velvety and gooey is to freeze the batter for a few hours before baking. That way it doesn't bake all the way through and stays firm and moist on the outside, but rich and gooey on the inside.

I love Cake and Flower weekends!

25 comments:

Simply Mel said...

I want one of those weekends...thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

P.S. I have a scale just like the one you so perfectly illustrated!

Melanie's Randomness said...

aww I love cakes & flowers! That's cool you got to take home your fav! Ooo Molten Chocolate Lava Cake!! Yummy!!

Dancing Branflake said...

I can't put my finger on it, but your drawings remind me of something from my childhood. Maybe it's just that every time I see them I get incredibly happy just like a child.

Can I please have the chocolate cake? yummy!

Tali Schiffer said...

Those are gorgeous flowers! You're lucky to have taken them :)
And that treat... don't even get me started! My mouth's watering here!! And I have nothing to comfort it with...

Ashley said...

Amazing. You are a professional.

Bethany Dirksen said...

For such a short post, I feel like I have a lot to say!

First thing, I am so in love with chocolate lava cake, but never thought to actually make it myself. I don't have an oven right now, but as soon as I do again, I am totally trying that.

Second, green button mums are pretty much my favorite thing ever (well, after chocolate lava cake that is).

Third, in your drawing there seems to be a chocolate covered waffle. Have you visited Belgium to discover that tasty treat? I live in Belgium right now and love that you included that!

Okay, that's all! Have a great one :)

Bethany
www.DirksenDabbles.com

lark + linen said...

perfect weekend? Check!

Sarah said...

I'm salivating for that molten chocolate cake!

Notes from Holly St. said...

sounds like a lovely weekend! beautiful flowers and the molten lava cake looks delish!

Renee said...

Now I'm craving chocolate, and the flowers are beautiful!

Merylu said...

Mmmmm... I'm hungry now! :D that bouquet has wonderful colours and blooms :)

Looking Glass said...

MMmmm! Maybe you could post the recipe??? Hehe!

~ Clare x

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

so lovely as always dionne!
j.

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh dionne oh dionne... that... cake.... *drools* oh no... *lick lips*

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I adore your beautiful illustrations. So fun.

Fondly,
Glenda

Mechelle said...

I love chocolate!!

simplesong | suann said...

sounds fantastic + the perfect combo!

Tender Branson said...

Freezing it is the key...makes sense. I always wondered how they were able to pull it off.

Signe said...

Oh dear, that cake looks amazing!
And very pretty flowers as well :)

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs,
Signe

Nicole said...

cake, flowers, and art! three of my favorite things in the world! BTW, that molten chocolate lava cake looks AMAZING!

Bridget said...

wow that looks amazing.

Holly Knitlightly said...

Those are absolutely GORGEOUS flowers! I love how the one looks like a year! And mmm molten chocolate lava cake sounds SO good.

Courtney Dirks said...

Life doesn't get any better than chocolate molten lava...my husband and I had it almost every night on our honeymoon at the place we stayed. I love the taste and the memories of that week!

Natalie said...

two of the best things... chocolate and flowers! Love that typwriter too in the last post...

photojoy said...

I've missed leaving comment on this blog, Dionne. I really love your illustration. It's so delicate and lovely.I just wonder how large the original size is.