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Friday, February 13, 2009

Vintage Cakesaver ~ Taste of Summer




Thanks so much to Kelli @ http://kellishouse.blogspot.com for hosting this Show and Tell Friday. Be sure to go by her blog to see all the other wonderful participants.

Do any of you remember going to your grandmothers or a favorite friends house and seeing one of these wonderful cakesavers? This one belonged to my Aunt Hazel and everytime you would go to visit her she always had this cakesaver sitting on the counter and it always had something wonderful inside that she had just baked. Hers was the kind of house that always smelled so good and you were always so hungry when you were there. You know that kind. She spent hours and hours teaching me how to cook, and always praised you no matter how bad you messed up. She even forgave that I never could learn how to make bread. So needless to say one of my favorite things is this wonderful cakesaver and her favorite recipe for a cake that tastes just like summer. This wonderful cake has lemon, orange, pineapple, coconut and almond. It just melts in your mouth.



It makes 3 very light and fluffy layers.



And the icing is a cooked one just full of pineapple and coconut. Yum



She always put it in a pie pan to save every drop of icing she always said.



Then in it would go into her wonderful cakesaver.



Of course she would cut you a piece, and sometimes a really big one.



Whenever I make this cake, I always use her cakesaver and the fabulous cake comb with the baklite handle that she used. Sweet memories of a very neat Aunt and childhood. Her recipe was her mother's and it is called "Mary's Cake. Please enjoy.

1 1/2 c. sugar - 1/2 c. shortning - 3 eggs - 2 c. flour - 3 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk - 1 tsp. vanilla - 1/2 tsp lemon juice - 2 tsp. orange peel - 1/2 tsp. almond. Grease and flower 3 8" pans and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 min.

Icing - 3 well beaten eggs - 2 c. sugar - sm. can crushed pineapple - 1 c. coconut. Cook until thick, add 2 tbl. butter, beat until butter melts. Let cool and then frost layers.

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy the visit. Hugs, Marty

41 comments:

  1. What great memories! Those are the best kind.
    Such a sweet story thanks for sharing. I am sure your aunt will be proud for you remembering her in such a sweet way.
    I do remember those cake savers.
    Have a great weekend my friend.
    Lori

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  2. GM Marty...and girl I so remember those cake savers..my Mama had one and always had something wonderful inside..great memories thanks for sharing...hope you have a great VD hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Wonderful cake saver and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I've never seen or heard of a cakesaver or a cake comb. But what a treasure! I love having things that belonged to a family memeber. I love antiques too. Thanks for sharing. Your cake looks yummy and reminds me of something my Mom used to bake from time to time.

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  5. Good morning sweetie..I'm trying to remember if my Grandma had a cake server or not..I remember all of her wonderful cakes..they certainly didn't last long when we all showed up each Sunday.. I didn't realize that was a cake comb..that is so interesting.. Thanks for sharing the recipe..yummy..hugs ~lynne~

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  6. Oh Marty!!! What a jewel you have there! You can make the cake, cut it and save it and every step of the process makes you think of your aunt!! What a treasure! I love it! And your cake looks so yummy, too! Thanks for sharing all of it!! Love it!!

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  7. Oh my, that cake looks good. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

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  8. Oh my! Yes, my grandmother had one of the cake tins. I wish I had it! The cake looks just scrumptious! My grandmother's speciality was coconut cake with cherries on top. I would sneak the cherries off the top!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Marty...I ADORE THIS SHARE TODAY. Brings back memories of me and my Grandma baking together. How sweet...Also, I once stitched the needlework picture you have in the background for a lovely woman that was like a mother to me. This is super! Loved it! ~CC Catherine ;)

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  10. I do indeed remember these cakesavers. Your cake looks delish!!

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  11. Marty, that cake looks scrumptous.I do remember those cakes servers and what a wonderful tribute to you Aunt Hazel.I don't know what a cake comb is for???? I have never seen one before.Love this post and I just might have to try that cake this summer,yummmm.

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  12. I remember seeing them, but they had dents in them. Yours looks pristine! Beautiful and the cake divine!

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  13. Wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing them. And that cake looks really delicious, Marty. I'm gonna have to try it one of these days. The cake server is really pretty and I have never seen a cake comb before. Do they still carry them in stores?...Christine

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  14. oh Marty, i might have to try that cake ,is looks delicious.hope you have a great weekend an d a very happy valentines....

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  15. What glorius memories.Now,I am so hungry.Yes,my mom had one exactly like yours.Now,I've got to go find cake somewhere..Ann

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  16. Marty that cake looks wonderful! I think that may be something I add to the menu for Cait's recital, thanks for sharing this! My grandmother Y had a cakesaver just like that, how neat that you have one. It's funny though, I remember that she could make the most fabulous pies in the world, but her cakes always fell lol. Hugs, Kathy

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  17. I copied that down and will have to try it. Looks yummy! I remember those cake plates. It's so nice you have one.

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  18. love the story MARTY, thanks for sharing with us...xx

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  19. Yes, I do remember....in fact my mother [not my grandmother ---I'm of the older generation I guess] had one...I gave it to my daughter just a few years back after I got it passed down to me after my mother passed. The cake looks scrumptious.

    Hope you can find time to stop by my 2nd edition of three installments of my troll collection if you haven't yet.

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  20. My grandma had one just like it. I love the cake comb. Great post. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  21. So nice to have that wonderful useful cake saver and the sweet memories to go with it...

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  22. MMM, The cake looks soooo delicious! Thanks for sharing this special story Marty. ;)

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  23. What a sweet (no pun intended!) and lovely post. And that cake DOES look good, even if it isn't chocolate!

    Cass

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  24. Marty! That cake looks... WOW... my mouth is watering as I type this!
    Happy Valentines Day!
    *Rainey

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  25. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MARTY
    I LOVED THIS POST
    BLESSINGS
    debbie

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  26. Yes I do remember those cake savers! I have an aluminum that belonged to my mother, but it has received some dings along the way and isn't as pretty as your Aunt Hazel's. Aunt Hazel may not have taught you to make bread, but she sure taught you to make a beautiful cake! Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

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  27. I enjoyed reading about your aunt and the wonderful memories you have of her. The cake looks tasty!

    I remember my mom having a similar cake keeper, only hers had a clear plastic knob for a handle.

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  28. Hi Marty! Oh, what a lovely sounding cake. I'm going to copy this recipe. Now, I have a cake saver just like this except the handle is black. I still use it! Got it so many years ago as a wedding present.
    Be a sweetie and Happy Valentine's Day,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Happy Valentine's Day, Marty! Thnaks for the info on the cake comb and also for taking time to visit my Cancun blog and AJ's video. Just a little correction, AJ's dad is my ex SIL. Have a nice weekend!...Christine

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  30. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm....that looks delicious!!!

    Thanks for the visit today, but the gal in a coma, that we're praying for, is not my SIL. She is BECKY's SIL from LACE and LURES. I have that info in that prayer request, you must have missed it.

    ;-)

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  31. Hi, Marty! I don't think I realized you have started a blog. Welcome! And I see you are on the white dish bandwagon too. WOW! your GW is a lot better than mine. I stopped by GW and SA in my town a few weeks ago & nada to be found. I think others have much better prices & selection than ours do. Lucky you! Those are gorgeous plates, all of them.

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  32. Wanted to stop over and say a big
    Happy Valentine's Day my friend..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  33. OH MY WORD! That cake looks Amazing! Yummers. Is there any left? Im only in Calif. I wonder how long it will take to drive there. LOLOL

    I love hearing about your Aunt. What an amazing women.

    Have a wonderful Valentines day :)

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  34. This is so cruel. I was just telling DH that I am having a serious sweet craving, which he commented I hardly ever say. he;s right - ususally it is a craving for something salty. This cake looks and sounds delish! I have copied and pasted it into my recipe files. Thanks so much for sharing a treasured family recipe. I have to be honest and say I have never seen the cake comb. Very interesting. Hugs, Barb

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  35. That cake looks yummy!

    Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  36. Hey Marty...I am in PA spending time with my best friend, K.Ellis...and I was telling her about how much I had loved this post and the sentiment behind the cake taker and the cake recipe...just today. ;) You are a precious person to always post so many lovely comments on my blog... Thanks so kindly, each word is embraced with my gratitude...you exude kindness all the time! ~CC Catherine ;)

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  37. Oh Marty,
    What a cool post and cake recipe. I love the story and I didn't know there was such a thing as a cake comber, How cool! Cindy

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  38. Marty,I forgot to tell you.I'm skeltonwyl from RMS...Ann

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  39. Good morning Marty, thanks so much for the heads up about all the websites.. I hope to be able to check a "few" of those out today..lol.. Hope you're having a super Sunday..hugs ~lynne~

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  40. The cake looks delicious and what sweet memories and treasures.
    ~Kelli

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  41. I just happened to be passing by when all of a sudden I saw that scrumptious looking cake! Oh Marty, by tummy is growling right now!! Thank you for the recipe (my husband thanks you too 'cause I know he'll love it!) and thank you also for the lovely story... I make a special cookie on a special iron taught to me by by Great Grandmother so I completely understand the sentementality behind your cake, cake keeper and cake comb. Wonderful!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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