Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sunny Autumn Day


I’ve just baked a yummy Citrus Coconut Cake for afternoon tea as my sister-in-law and my nephews are coming over today for a visit. I actually made one of these cakes on the weekend but it was so delicious, Paul and I devoured it within a few days. I love anything with cream cheese frosting.

Today in Perth it’s another glorious sunny autumn day. Although I would like some rain for the new herbs I’ve planted, I’m not complaining as Grace and I were able to take Asha for a nice big walk in the sunshine this morning and I’ve managed to do all our washing.



The beautiful flowering bush above is the view I have been enjoying from our back windows these recent weeks. This camellia was already here when we bought our house and every year puts on this magnificent display.

On a side note, Grace’s party was featured here on Illume Design Blog yesterday. Louise did a great job putting some photos together and writing about some of the things we had at Grace’s party. I always enjoy Louise’s posts so if you haven’t already, pop over and check out her great blog.

22 comments:

  1. Yum, I like cream cheese frosting as well! I bought a new biscuit and macaron cookbook today so will hopefully do some new cooking soon.
    Your camellia is gorgeous - mine hasn't done anything. Yours makes up for it!

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  2. Yummo, that cake looks delicious! And I'm very jealous of your lovely camelia. Off now to check out all the goodies over at Illume! K xx

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  3. I am waiting for our camellia to flower...can't wait.

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  4. Your cake looks delicious Amanda! I wish we had some sunny weather here it is so cold! Congratulations on your feature with Louise, she is so lovely and so is her blog! xx

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  5. Oh cake, sunshine and a long walk it sounds like the perfect day to me Amanda, I'm slightly jealous : ) you will have to share your cake recipe!

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  6. delicious cake! I have one flower on my camellia - they really dont love me! xx

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  7. I've just come home from dinner without dessert...now that cake would have been perfect!

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  8. The cake does look amazing! I should try and send you some of the rain we have been getting all week!

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  9. Yum your cake sounds Delicious...your Camila bush looks amazing glad you enjoyed your day today ,its nice when we can enjoy bit of sun even though its a bit fresh..i saw the post on Louise's blog she did a great job talking about graces party xxx

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  10. Your cake looks delicious Amanda, I too love cream cheese frosting. I think I will have a go at making this on the weekend.
    Have a lovely week.
    Donnaxx
    PS It's quite cool here in Melbourne, make the most of your lovely weather.

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  11. Oh yummy Amanda your citrus cake looks and sounds delicious, citrus are one of my favourite cake flavours. The camilia bush is beautiful and such a pretty colour. I hope you had fun with your visitors today. xo

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  12. Oh please send that slice of cake my way..... yum yum yum! Your garden is looking beautiful! We're having nonstop rain at the moment and although I'm hating it I'm just trying to remember that it's helping a newly planted front garden! Loved the post on Louise's blog of Gracie's party.
    Jxx

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  13. Oh Amanda, your cake looks so delicious, I love cream cheese frosting!! I hope you had a wonderful time with your sister-in-law and nephews. Congratulations on being featured on Louise's blog! You did such a beautiful job with your sweet Grace's party, you should be so happy with the result:) Hope you are having a wonderful week my sweet friend. Hugs ~ Tina xx

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  14. Oh my goodness that cake sounds wonderful! Afternoon tea time is the best :)

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  15. That cake looks delicious. I love baking but unfortunately I'm not that good at it. My cakes never look this perfect! x

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  16. Oooh, me too, cream cheese icing. I put it on Stephanie Alexander's banana cake..Rachaelxx

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  17. yummy cake Amanda, i want some:) and that camellia too looks great!

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  18. Hi Amanda, your cake looks divine, I love cream cheese icing. I love that you included an image of your beautiful camellia bush, wish my garden was worth photographing. Illume Design posted some lovely images of Grace's birthday ... you are very clever making all those decorations. Michelle

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  19. Ditto on the cream cheese frosting!

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  20. Yum! That cake looks delicious! I wish I can make one but too bad I cant bake!! Im hopeless when it comes to baking. LOL

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  21. Hi Amanda,
    Just wanted to let you know I made your Citrus Coconut cake this afternoon and it is DELICIOUS!! My children love it! Thanks so much for the tip. I love your blog - it has become one of my Favs. Carissa x

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