I went to lunch yesterday with a friend. We went to Tough Cookie. It was good to be out with someone besides Gene. Ha. I intended to sketch our lunch as there is smells good and tastes good on our Scavenger Hunt list. I sketched this pot of nature while I waited and then when we got together there was conversation and I forgot about sketching more. Well worth getting together even if I didn't sketch more.
For Scavenger Hunt 675, number 3, nature - the plant and rock inside this antique ceramic jug/pot. I sketched with a Micron 02 and added the watercolor at home. I didn't see my tube of gouache for the white and used acrylic paint, not smooth for the highlights. Next time I will remember!
It was Roger's birthday. He had to make his own cake. He used a recipe I have from the 50s. A Fruit Cocktail Cake. It is delicious if you like coconut and nuts.
Fruit Cocktail Cake from the 50s
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups fruit cocktail (one #303 can)
Mix all and pour in greased/Pam sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan
Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts mixed with 1/2 cup brown sugar on top and bake for about 40 minute at 325 degrees
Combine 1 stick margarine or butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream or canned milk (I just use milk if I don't have cream)
Bring to boil and cook a couple of minutes, add 1 cup or small bag flaked coconut.
Spread on warm/hot cake as it comes out of the oven.