Thursday, April 22, 2010

Smash Book Recipes - Chocolate Cake

I am beginning a 6x6 recipe scrapbook for my favourite recipes.  I have three or four display folders bulging with recipes and I feel the need to organise the best ones in the one place.  The first recipe I had to add to the collection is my Grandma's Prize Winning Chocolate cake.  This is a family favourite and the only chocolate cake I make.  My brother and sister and I were brought up on it and we love it.

 I used Magnolia stamps for this card and DCWV "Sweet Stack" DP.  I coloured with ink pads and aquapainter and decorated with gold kindy-glitz.  (I got a bit carried away with the kindy-glitz!)  I have included a close-up of the recipe in case you would like to make one yourself.  It is baked in a moderate oven.  (Don't forget to eat the mixture off the bowl before you wash it is delicious!)

And here is a close up of Oops Tilda and the jar of chocolate.  I tried to keep the card flat so it would fit easily into the scrapbook album without too much bulk.  To be honest, I struggled with the colours a bit, trying to find bits and pieces to match.  I had to make do with the blue and white striped ribbon, some twine and the two little flowers all from my stash.  I am awaiting an order on flowers coming soon to me, once all those planes get back up and flying!

I used the machine to stitch around the edges and because of this it qualifies me to enter the "In Stitches" challenges at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and Allsorts Challenge Blog.

Now all I need to do is get started on my other favourite recipes to add to the book.  Thanks for dropping in to see me today.

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