Wednesday, April 13, 2011

dogwood delight


Happy Birthday to my Mother.
I would have loved to have made this cake for my Mom.
The truth is that my Mother has never cared much for sweets but I do think she would admire the magic of this artful dogwood cake. Is it not delightful? The dogwood blossoms look like porcelain.
While in Kentucky, I took great delight seeing the flowering dogwoods.
One of my favorite trees and blossoms.

Now I am back in New York and it feels like someone changed the channel, turned out the lights and opened up the skies, pouring buckets of rain.
Is it Spring where you live? Having had the pleasure of the explosion of color, the profusion of petals and the magic, I am ready to welcome Springtime here. How marvelous to have a wall of dogwood blossoms to admire during any season. The above image is a stencil found on etsy.

25 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I also love Dogwood trees and their blossoms. There are so many to mention that I adore. Spring is indeed my favorite season, and the Earth begins to be born again.

Welcome home!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Pouring down rain this morning here in Virginia...repeat of yesterday! The cake is incredible and all the dogwood inspiration is so wonderful!!!

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

I do love dogwood. It's one of my favorite too. They are just starting to bloom here. And yes, spring weather it's raining AGAIN!

julie

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful cake and love the dogwood tree! Hope your Mother had a wonderful day. It's pouring here too I hope the colors pop soon.

pretty pink tulips said...

I adore the dogwood, it reminds me of my childhood and of Charlotte. My girlfrieds gave me a dogwood charm for my charm bracelet when I moved to NY.

That cakes is AMAZING!

And, I completely understand how you're feeling. Dallas was a breath of Spring. And ever since I've been home it's been cold and wet.

At least the flowers are starting to bloom!
Welcome home! xoxo

LindsB said...

What a beautiful cake! Sweet lover or not, the talent to make a pretty cake like this can always be loved :)

Belle on Heels said...

ooh, lovely cake! when i was little, i called white dogwood "dogwood" and pink dogwood "kittywood". no one really knows why, but it's stuck in our family. even the beau points out kittywood now.

I Dream Of said...

Thanks for bringing a little spring with your post. That cake is delightful and the dogwood just beautiful. Spring is reticent in Seattle...more rain again today here.
Stay dry and carry a bright umbrella! Hope your mother had a lovely birthday and that you have happy memories of the trip to cheer up a rainy day. XO

Visual Vamp said...

Wonderful birthday greeting for your mom, and I am sure she is getting it.
I love dogwood! Doesn't grow here in NOLA, so maybe I will have to bake this cake.
xo xo

Joyce said...

I love Dogwood trees too! The sun has been out the last 2 days, the news peeps are telling us, we are to get rain for next couple days ahead. I guess I will be taking another walk this afternoon with Bo. xo

Dana said...

This cake is gorgeous! Looking out at my front yard and seeing all my dogwood trees in bloom makes me want to bake that cake!

Rebecca said...

WOW! What a beautiful cake!!! It is way to beautiful to eat.

Spring is so great after a long cold winter. Dogwood, tulips and the world turning green makes me so happy.

Kwana said...

How beautiful. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

The Buzz said...

So beautiful and springlike! We're warming our toes in Florida this week and the flowers are abundant. Happy birthday to Mom.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

that cake is so magnificent -almost too pretty to eat!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Beautiful! I love Dogwood trees, they are one of my favorites!

Amy said...

I too am getting my money's worth out of my rain boots here in VA, but am happy to see all the spring flowers emerging! LOVE that cake! And love that you too have a mom with an April Birthday-hope it was a great celebration! *Amy

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

beautiful cake! I wish I was that talented in the kitchen to be able to create such a cake. Happy birthday to your mom!

bentley said...

that cake is almost too beautiful to eat. hopefully the rain will subside soon. i always forget how much rain we get during the month of april which is so hard when were dying for some nice weather. welcome home!

Maria Killam said...

So lovely, that cake is fabulous as is the stenciled wall! Happy Birthday to your mom :)
x
maria

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for your kind comments. How lovely to know that each of us are anxious for the May flowers, dog woods, tulips, and all!

designchic said...

I live in NC and the dogwood trees are magnificent right now. Gorgeous cake!!

quintessence said...

Love this beautiful cake!! It would have been perfect for my mother, who was an artist who loved to paint those type of blossoms and who had the nastiest sweet tooth you've ever seen!!

The enchanted home said...

Dogwoods are one of my favorite outdoor flowering trees. They are so fabulous in full bloom. That cake is INCREDIBLE. I have put it in my files for future inspiration just in case someone wants to get ME a cake for my next birthday..haha. Thanks for the inspriation and idea..its fabulous.

24 Corners said...

Happy birthday wishes to your mother!!! April is such a lovely month to have a birthday, I know because it's my special month also. We have access to the most beautifu flowers AND cakes, such as this one! You know, you could paint it for your mother...then she wouldn't have to worry about eating it and it would last forever!
xo J~