21.10.16

plant exchange, future naturalist tee and cake







finally got the screen made to create the future naturalist tee as a compliment to the mother naturalist



love love love getting all of these customer selfies!




my favorite is obviously going to be the one my mom took!


i made a really wonderful cake from this recipe  
and because i didn't want to go shopping i did a couple of funny substitutions but followed the recipe in the blog link above exactly otherwise--i included my subs * in the ingredients list below. i've made this cake once before. using corn flour made it a lot smoother, which i kind of liked, but i don't necessarily have corn flour or corn meal on hand as a rule, so it's nice to know i could use either one in a pinch for this purpose


rosemary corn cake with brown buttercream frosting


ingredients:
3 cups flour (i'm dying to try making this gluten free, but haven't yet because i've made it for gluten eaters thus far)
*3/4 cup corn flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 and 1/4 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup olive oil
*2 tablespoons apple jelly
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh rosemary chopped (from my garden) 
 
 
brown butter & honey buttercream
1 and 1/3 cup butter (if i were to try and make this dairy free i'm not totally sure this would be an option unfortunately, and it's so so delicious i might make the cake gluten-free but keep this frosting!)
3 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons honey
*3 tablespoons rice milk (i found i liked it a little thinner to spread onto the cakes)
*5-7 long sprigs of fresh oregano or thyme from the garden for garnishing over the icing
*edible glitter
*silver dragees (considered non-edible by the fda, but i can't resist, and they're not classified that way in other countries)
*party candles...even if it's not for an occasion, it's a lovely presentation and someone will oblige you and make a wish!
 



happy plant trades!



i made the cake partly to provide my guests as a treat with some ingredients from my garden, and partly as a happy sixth anniversary celebration for holly stalder, the owner of haunt at 811 e burnside where i consign! congrats girl!






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