April 30, 2012

Creative Cakery: Recipes, Tips & Techniques
A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 70

I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake. ~Mary McCarthy


Welcome to 
"A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday No. 70!
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post,
you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to 
join the party after the features below.


What can I say? I have an unabashed fondness (not to be confused with fondant) for creative cakery!  This week's features are a celebration of cake!  Enjoy!


Learn the secret to a perfect basket-weave
(plus a recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Cake)

An Easy Ice Cream Cake
from Shugary Sweets
(Ice Cream Sandwiches are the key)

Hummingbird Cupcakes
from The Garden of Yum
(What could be sweeter?)

Early Grey Cupcakes
from The Pasture Times
(Gives a whole new meaning to "tea cake")

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes
from Cook with Sara
(Don't be fooled by the compound word:
pancakes are still cakes)

If you've been featured 
(here or on Facebook)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.

Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!


1)  FOLLOW Rook No. 17 with GFC or Linky Followers

2)  LINK-UP -- Link-up the URL of a specific post -- all forms of creativity are welcome.

3)  POST THE BUTTON OR A LINK-- Grab the code for the button (below) and paste it into your sidebar or the body of your post.

4)  VISIT ONE other link

5) COMMENT (optional) -- As this party grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to visit each and every link without neglecting my family for an entire day (or two).  So, here's my promise to you -- Leave a comment and I will guarantee a visit and a thoughtful, genuine comment back.

Link up items you have for sale, Etsy shops, or links to your own linky party.  If you have something for sale, please refer to the "Advertise" section.


1) click your cursor in the code box, 
2) right-mouse click and "Select All", 

3) right-mouse click and select Copy. 
4) Paste the code into your sidebar or post.

Visit ONE other link and leave them a comment.

The links are featured from newest to oldest,
so everyone gets a chance to go "first".


  1. The only thing that makes cake better is when it looks pretty too. Lovely features, Jenn!
    Thank you for hosting a great party each week!

  2. What gorgeous features - so much great inspiration! I love making (and eating) cakes :-) This week I have shared my Rustic Pear Tart, another family recipe that I have added my own touches to. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting another party Jenn
    Hope you have a great week

  4. A pretty cake that tastes good too always gets me!!!! Thank you so much for sharing off my cake with all the other awesome cakes!!!! You rock the party each week:-)

  5. Thank you for hosting! I love the cake features!! Have a wonderful week! :)

  6. Why do you always find the best photos! Oh, and those lemon poppyseed pancakes sound deliciously naughty.

    I'm sharing a video on the 2 Secrets To Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg.

    Have a great day Jenn!

  7. All of those cakes look amazing. Wonderful features Jenn!

  8. Those all look fabulous, Jenn! What a treat.

  9. Thanks for hosting, Jenn. Those features sure made me hungry. :) Megan

  10. I linked up some savory CAKES, salmon-artichoke cakes with caramelized kale and leeks. ;)

  11. As usual, I leave your party craving something yummy after seeing everyone's delicious treats! Thanks for hosting the party, Jenn!


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