New Cake, Christmas Cactus and Shadows

24 Oct

I adapted a cake recipe today adding ginger rather than Lemon and it is scrumptious! I took some next door to share.  The original was Lemon and Blueberry Streusel Cake – mine is Ginger and Blueberry Streusel Cake. It is particularly good served warm with ice-cream or cream.

Ginger Blueberry Streusel Cake

Ginger Blueberry Streusel Cake

The Christmas (!) Cactus is fully in flower and is gorgeous.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

The low sun lights up our sun room, casting shadows and rainbows.

Shadow of Blue-tits with Rainbows

Shadow of Blue-tits with Rainbows




10 responses to “New Cake, Christmas Cactus and Shadows

  1. calvin

    October 26, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Bottom to top. Shadow, you have to know caught eye and imagination. Cacti; you share a knack for care with my mother, but I gave up years ago. The cake, the cake, the cake, takes the cake. Ginger and blue berries seems a perfect meld. Lemon, ginger and blue berries probably work as well? Do blue berries grow wild somewhere over there, as do here?

    • calvin

      October 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

      Oh, and the design on the plate – pleases my primitive eye.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      sadly, blueberries don’t grow wild here but people do grow them in their garden. Hope all is well with you. 🙂

  2. utesmile

    October 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Your Christmas cactus is beautiful!

  3. Susan

    October 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a Christmas cactus that color. It’s so delicately beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      I’m not a fan of the very pink ones so when I saw this, I just had to bring it home. This is its second season with us. 🙂

  4. nrhatch

    October 25, 2015 at 2:15 am

    I hope the Christmas cactus we have looks half as good some day. Now . . . how about a slice of that cake!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 25, 2015 at 7:02 am

      There’s a virtual slice winging its way to you right now! 🙂

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    cake combo sounds really good!

  6. anotherday2paradise

    October 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Beautiful Christmas cactus blooms and delicious cake picture. Yum! 🙂


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