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August 23, 2012



These sound delicious! I'm planning to make your chowder this weekend....using our own sweet corn, my brother's tomatoes and some of last year's bacon. I know it will be fabulous. Thanks for keeping us in the loop--I love to see the path your life takes. (Dying to see the ornament kits, too! :) )

annamaria potamiti

Yum, yum, they both look glorious! Thank you dear Alicia:)


Oh I can't wait to try these!! Dear hubbies birthday is coming up (28th) and he is a chocoholic - this cake sounds perfect for him.
Yum ~ Thanks for sharing.

Seanna Lea

The cake is completely my speed. It looks awesome. I have the stand cover with the pour spout for my Kitchenaid. Does yours have that? It isn't perfect, but it helps some!

Farmgirl Susan

Your little cakes are always so beautiful. I love the way you pile on the frosting. Can't wait to try this new cake recipe. And thanks for the tip about the 6" pans. They sound great. Years ago I had a little bakery cafe and one of my regular customers talked me into making them a special 6-inch birthday cake. I didn't have time to go out and buy a pan, so I just baked an 8-inch cake and cut away the outer two inches (and ate them of course). I've been meaning to buy a 6-inch cake pan ever since! :)


This cake looks amazing. I am mis-en-placing right away so I can make this!

I use the dish towel over my Kitchen Aid method when I make whipped cream. Works just fine.


Looks fantastic, I´ll definately try the shrimp dish! :-)

Anita K

Hello Alicia
Is the temp for the 6" pan the same as the 9", also how long to cook for the 6", I didn't see any time length. Looks delish, I want to bake myself one for my upcoming B-Day :)

Anita K

Me again, I read on down and got all my info, Thanks!!!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger

THIS changes everything.
I want to rattle my pots and pans!


Mmmm, Mmm! Both look fantastic! Thanks for passing them on to us!


MMMMMMmmmmmmm:) They look fantastic!! Thank you for sharing:) I just received my order of "Embroidery Companion"...The soup looks like the perfect end to a day of stitching:) Thank you..XXOO


Yummy looking :) I think I can adapt the chocolate cake to gluten and dairy free, and I know it will miss the butter flavor, but the amount/type of chocolate that Susie uses will I bet make the recipe better than what I have tried so far.
And the curry potato shrimp chowder combo looks so interesting... thanks for sharing, Alicia!
Gracie xxx


I must, I repeat, MUST have that cake. But, clearly, I will have to make a second on the side for eating, because if the first comes out looking anything like yours, I will have it preserved in resin to bring out for when people come over. Gorgeous.


Holy Lord, Alicia! YUM! Cannot wait to try both of these!


Love your approach to cake decoration!

sharon from sharon stanley writes

sounds and looks divine. now that i know what i want for supper, i only need to find a kind person to cook it for me to be completely happy...


Yum, yum and YUM! Oh, to have been hiding in the kitchen watching my amazing daughters baking this beautiful cake together. What fun. Thanks for making the cocoa available for us to order. I need to make this cake and devour it!

Loved the soup story.


mmm. cake. don't mind if I do!

emi love

Looks great! We used to use extra brute at work. Awesome stuff. Did you use your cloud frosting on this cake?


I want to lick the screen. Is that allowed?


Wow. I'm impressed and hungry. These look delicious.


^ your mom's comment above is just the sweetest ever. i've got to get the chocolate cake into my life. thank you for sharing the recipe--you are the best!! xoxo

Nancy Hart

I gained three pounds just looking at this!!! But it was worth it! Can't wait to try both of them!! As usual, your photos are absolutely beautiful!!!


I am not good at comments but I should be. Because I love everything you post and I love your blog (which I have been reading forever). These recipes look so good. Your cake is so gorgeous. Thank you for always inspiring me to live a prettier, craftier, and tastier life.

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