Monday, June 6, 2011

~swirls & whirls ~






had a bit of baking fun this weekend
making a turquoise roll up cake 
and planting pots full of red geraniums
i  would usually go with white or pink geraniums but this year I am so inspired by red 
you don't have to look far to find joy
hugs to you my sweet friends....... make it a good week 

55 comments:

a peony princess said...

How fun! I am loving that pretty cake!

I just adore red and turquoise together, they're a great pair, aren't they?

xo

Sandra van Doorn said...

so bright and happy, it's beautiful...

i.ikeda said...

Love the color combination! It's such a happy combination that it makes me giddy. And the turquoise will be the perfect color for a hot summer, methinks. Happy week! Xoxo

Beatnheart said...

extraorinary as usual pretty lady...

BeachVintage.com said...

Geez I love a good roll up cake. My nan used to make jam ones.

Ana Degenaar said...

Such lovely stuff.

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh what a gorgeous color. What did you use to change the sponge to blue? i used food coloring for my sons birthday cake as he wanted it blue but the color never came through like the red one did. Gorgeous photo's, have a lovely week, dee x

Poppies and Sunshine said...

LOVE the turquoise! So so pretty! xoxo

manon 21 said...

Régal des yeux
Régal des papilles....

Belle journée

Manon

blessedmom's simple home said...

That looks so delicious! Turquoise and red look so pretty together :)
Blessings,
Marcia

tinajo said...

Baking is so much fun and even better with colors like these! Have a great day! :-)

It's me said...

I will make it a good one !...nice blue cake.....hahahahah!!...love red flowers......happy week too....love love love Ria...xxx..

hungryhippie said...

I adore your blog-the pictures brighten me up so much! Now....how did you EVER make such a gorgeous roll cake? I AM stunned! Have a lovely day.

natalie

Colores said...

wowwwwwwww a turquoise cake!!! was it easy? where did you get the color! love it!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Well I have to say Koralee that I have never seen turquoise cake before...so pretty!....and I love the colour combinations in your collage....
I have red geraniums too this year....I love those bright splashes of colour around my garden...and they thrive through all kinds of weather don't they?
Hope your day is a good one lovely friend...
Susan x

found and sewn said...

Hi Koralee. I love your turquoise cake.. .all your photos are so colourful and happy x

Alessandra said...

Ciao Koralee! Wow, how did you make that blue roll!?!?

I like red geraniums, but I mostly have white in the garden, I like them very much :-)

ciao
A.

Helen Philipps said...

I love these bright and happy colours! The turquoise cake looks so pretty, and red geraniums always make me smile. I always like to have a few around especially on the windowsill. Have a bright and colour filled day! Helen x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Eye candy it is! Gorgeous pictures and your cake is absolutely amazing, how did you manage to get this shad of blue? It is awesome.
Enjoy your Tuesday, early bird sweet blue bird o xx o xx o

francis said...

ROOD ROOD ROOD
There is a song overhere called :
VANDAAG IS ROOD !
( today is red )
http://youtu.be/9D4hmi04a2g
always makes me happy ....turn on the music ....
Have a dancing day and lots of laughs .

francis said...

I wanted to tell you how much joy your language gives me .....
AMELIA BEDELIA......was printed on a small piece of paper you used .....
I immediately loved the sound of those words so I was saying them all the time
amelia bedelia , amelia bedelia , amelia ....
Than I wanted to know more and went to google
and WAUW .....
Todays post has that lovely language sound thing too SWIRLS-WHIRLS
I LOVE IT

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KORALEE, I MISSED THIS POST LAST NIGHT! Oh dear, you get the right color even for your baking projects!!! I WISH I COULD SPEND AN AFTERNOON with you and Rosie in the kitchen and learn how you DO THESE INCREDIBE THINGS!!!!!!!YMMMMMM! Now off to work with a smile on my face knowing that YOU are an angel and MY FRIEND! BISES, Anita

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
When you get us all together to bake ~ oh do invite me too :o)
Love Anita's comment up there ~ I enjoyed them all especially Francis' Amelia Bedilia comment !

Your colors today are super eye candy {as Saskia wrote} The turquoise is so wonderful with the red of your geranium! Your cake is spectacular and the little flower petal hearts are precious ~ thank you for the 'Love' too ♥
We both have our vintag-y phones in our posts today ~ {although mine doesn't work anymore- I still love having it around!}

Enjoy a beautiful day, Koralee* Bless you always*
~Maria

♥Ingrid♥ said...

Hello Koralee,beautiful special cake,I love the colors all together.....specialy with red!!have a beautiful new week....x

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,


Love these colours together!


~ Gabriela ~

Melanie's Randomness said...

Turqoise roll up cake? Looks beautiful!! =) Love the rose petals!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Catherine said...

I always find joy looking at your pretty photos sweet Koralee. They make me happy! Lots of "yummy" here today!
xo Catherine

Jooles said...

i LOVE it :o)
and i love those pretty pics too
j x

Jacqueline said...

Hi Koralee,
Turquoise and red are such beautiful partners, aren't they ? A stunning combination.
Your turquoise roll up cake looks delicious....I don't think that I've seen a turquoise cake before !!....and, as much as I love white plants in the garden, I don't think you can beat red geraniums. XXXX

{kara} said...

oh my goodness. love this post!

Linda said...

I've never seen a turquoise cake! Wow, looks yummy!

FrenchBlue said...

Dearest one,
So so pretty! Looks like a circus:)
Hugs my precious one!
XO

Rizzi said...

YUMMY...THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS......SO SUMMER LOOKING....JUST LOVE IT.......I REMEMBER WHEN I BOUGHT MY FIRST GERANIUMS, I WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD, AND SUNDAY WAS MOTHER'S DAY. SATURDAY MORNING I RAN TO ORANGE STREET WHERE ALL THE STORES WERE, BACK THEN THERE WERE FLOWERS EVERYWHERE. I HAD 75 CENTS IN MY POCKET, AND I WANTED TO BUY A FLOWER FOR MY MOM, I HUNTED AND HUNTED AND FINALLY FOUND A POT WITH I GERANIUM IN IT, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, SO I BOUGHT IT FOR 75 CENTS, THE LADY PUT SILVER PAPER AND A BOW ON IT. MY MOM HAD TEARS IN HER EYES, SHE JUST LOVED IT. SHE PUT IT IN THE FRONT WINDOW WITH ALL HER OTHER PLANTS. HAVE A FUN DAY....RIZZI

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Koralee,
YOur aqua roll up cakes looks like a fariytale! How did you ever get it that gorgeous color!
I look at those heart shaped blooms! So sweet.
Yvonne

polkadotpeticoat said...

So beautiful.....the blue and red!

Heidi said...

Now, who would-da thought up a turquoise roll-up cake? Yum! And my geraniums always seem to die yearly of the cold here in the winters. Off to the grange for more! ~Heidi

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I had to enlarge the photo of the cake...it almost looked like a crepe paper ruffle it was so gorgeous. Now I want a slice of it with my morning coffee. Great photos (as usual!)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That turquoise roll up cake is unbelievable!!!!! How did you do that?!
You rock pretty girl!
have a pretty day!
kristin

Gloria said...

Hi dear Koralee,
I don't know how you got this color in a cake, but it is amazing and beautiful! I think the red geraniums are a perfect match for it. It makes me think of the red, white, and blue flag here in America...even though the blue is a turquoise blue! Your blog is SO PRETTY over here today, as always!

Happy Summer to you!!

xoxo...Gloria

PJMCNeal said...

So pretty, as usual! what a gorgeous colour! Do you remember Grandma used to put her geraniums in pots and take them in for the winter. She always loved the red ones! Little piece of family trivia for you! Lov You, from your "African Aunty"!

Pinecone said...

gorgeous photos that just make me smile!!

xo
Ashlyn

Marilyn said...

I love seeing your turquoise cake. How fun is that! Turquoise with a touch of red is the best. You have inspired me to go to the nursery for some flowers to perk up the day.

By the Bluegrass said...

Love that beautiful mosaic, Koralee! It's pretty enough to frame!!!! I am so in the planting mood too! I have been planting my veggies for now. But, I'll have to wait until we get back from FL to plant the pretty flowers!!!
xo,
Sena

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh how I love the color combination of pink, aqua and red. Such cheerful, happy colors! Have a great day, Koralee!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I had no idea you could even get food coloring that shade...how pretty!

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What GORGEOUS colors!!!!!! Love your photos of things you have baked!!! I have been wanting to bake a jelly roll cake! Thank you for inspiring me! Have a great week!

by Teresa said...

What a fab post.. just simply "eye-candy"! Thanks for sharing! Hope you pop over and see the cutest photo I took of my baby grandson asleep on the tractor! So cute!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Teresa said...

You made a TURQUOISE CAKE!
Passing out over the CUTENESS!
I can't bare it!
Unbelievable adorable~ness!!!!!!!!!!!
You are toooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!
Smooooooch to you!
Wags from Doogie!
xoxoxoxoxoox

A Vintage Chic said...

I so lovely these beautiful photos, Koralee!

So glad you were up to baking...especially since we all get to enjoy the results!

Wishing you the loveliest of evenings, sweet friend....

Julie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DING DING DING! I am number 50! GOOD MORNING DEAREST! It is 3:00am here because I need to run into my classroom and finish entering my GRADES FOR SPELLING! AHHH! I spent all day yesterday with my colleague trying to figure out a pacing map for our new science curriculum; I missed my kids! AND I ALSO MISSED out on finishing my grades! Soo....I too dearest am so tired. I felt your sweet touch last night and as I lay my head on my pillow, I was out like a light...and YOU have got to be exhausted, now with a NEW HOUSE ON THE HORIZON!!!! Oh, so many lovely things happening! Now....this swirly cake here is such a happy color dear one...keep on enjoying..your time is coming for YOUR BREAK!!! I will be thinking of you special friend!!!! Anita

Not Just a Waitress said...

Koralee, as usual, I am in awe of your baking skills!! :) (I am still adding eggs and oil to the box brands!!)
Love your pictures as always and the colors are beautiful. :) Loving the red!! I do love a nice, bright, brilliant red. :) My Mimi says it's because I'm French, but I don't know about that!! ;)
Hope you are having a great week. BLESSINGS!!
Glad to hear you have your ENERGY back!! :) :) :)

Ruth Yoder said...

im doing vegetables in my pots this year. But i saved one pot for my red flowers. good choice@!

Maaike said...

So pretty pictures my friend! I have been away a few days and this is a very warm and colorful welcome,
love Maaike

Joyce said...

Love the colour combination and design. It is such a nice combination that it makes me happy. And the turquoise will be the perfect colour for a hot summer. Have a happy weekend.
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Dinki Dots said...

What beautiful colours - they look so lovely together!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - I'm planning to do a giveaway soon with one of those cute apple tins, so watch this space! :o)