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Monday, August 3, 2009

Spice Cake Made With Amish Friendship Bread Starter With Maple Frosting and my latest sewing projects!

My sweet hubby ripped out another pair of jeans, and instead of throwing them away I decided to make something out of them, so here's what I came up with!

These are some of the pot holders I made the other day. The pockets can be used to make it an oven mitt! I used some old towels for the batting and my sweet hubby's old jeans for the backs!
I made these by cutting the print fabric a little bigger than the jean fabric, then turned the print down twice and top-stitched.

I made these a little different, I sewed them right sides together, then turned them right side out and top-stitched.

Then I got to thinking that circles would be fun, so I made these by tracing a salad plate, then I sewed the right sides together, turned them and top-stitched. They were fun to make! I used some vintage fabric on these.

This is Sloan modeling the apron and pot holders I made for the neighbor girl's bridal shower. The apron is lined and has lots of rick rack trim! The potholders are made with denim from my sweet hubbies old jeans and old towels for the batting. I love recycling something!

I think I'll make some more pot holders for Christmas presents as soon as I can get my sweet hubby to give up some more of his holey jeans!

Now head on over to Between Naps On The Porch to see what everyone else is up to!

I needed to use my Amish Friendship Bread starter, and I came up with this recipe. We love a good spice cake. My mother always liked to put maple frosting on a spice cake. If you don't have maple extract you could probably make this with maple syrup in place of the milk and maple flavoring.

Spice Cake Made With Amish Friendship Bread Starter
With Maple Frosting

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
2 cups flour, I add another 3 tablespoons because of High Altitude
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves, we like a lot of spices, I added 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon, I added 2 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Maple Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk, you might need a little more
1 teaspoon maple flavoring

In a mixer beat the shortening and sugar for 3-5 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In another bowl measure all the dry ingredients and whisk until well mixed. In another bowl stir together the milk and the Amish Friendship Bread Starter. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack. When cool, frost.

For Frosting

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer. Frost cooled cake


Liz said...

What cute pot holders! Very creative!
Your friendship bread looks yummy!


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Carol, your recipe looks and sounds delicious! Love your potholders! Very clever!

Thanks for sharing!


Sharinskishe said...

You are so very creative! I love it!! The potholders came out beautiful. I love the pocket on them, another way to help protect your (anyone who uses them) hands.

The round ones are simple and beautiful too. I love the apron- I sure the bride-to-be will be thrilled to receive this 'made with love' gift.

Here's wishing you a wonderful Monday and week.


Anonymous said...

Love the potholders, but now I most definitely want a slice of the cake looks & sounds yummy. I make the 10 day Amish Friendship Bread around the holidays & I know how good it is.
Thanks for sharing.



Deanna said...

Blessings to you from Kansas!
What fun to see what you have been working on.
So enjoy met monday. It is great to get to see all these neat ideas.
I posted for the first time this week.
Take care and that cake looks amazing,

Michelle said...

The jean pocket potholders are adorable! I make my own potholders so much better then the store bought ones. And the potholders are always welcome gifts too!

Frieda said...

Spice cake with maple frosting~ a winning combination!

Brenda said...

That's what I call creative and useful repurposing! Would be great for holiday gifts too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your jean metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

Have a blessed day!