Monday, April 25, 2011

Blue Monday - Flowers & Cake

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I hope you had a super Easter celebration yesterday; I did! After church, I had my son and his family over for a ham dinner.

Jane, who lives in Pennsylvania, sent me this gorgeous arrangement of flowers. And, look! Some of the blooms are Blue!

Does anyone know what is the name of this flower? I've never seen it before.



It seems that flowers don't usually smell as nice as they used to, but oh my, does this arrangement smell good! I think it's the roses. There are two more roses than the one shown in this shot.

The arrangement is pictured here in our Family Room, where I placed it as soon as it arrived on Tuesday.
That way, we enjoyed it before Easter.

Of course, I used it for our Easter table centerpiece.




Our dessert for our Easter dinner was our traditional egg cake from Publix, a Florida grocery store. They create an egg-shaped cake covered in flowers, but I always ask them to form the flowers into the shape of a cross and write, "He Is Risen" on the cake. This year, thinking of Blue Monday, I had them do all the flowers Blue. The icing is chocolate fudge. Yum!



I'm pleased with the way it turned out.




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66 comments:

Marice said...

Love that fudge!

anne said...

That looks absolutely yummy

☺lani☺ said...

Happy Easter! Beautiful Spring Spirit here :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

The idea of an egg-shaped cake is great. I wonder if it has a flat base.

Becky said...

Oh, your flowers are just beautiful. And what a nice added bonus that they are fragrant!

kat said...

I have never seen an egg-shape cake here in the Philippines haha.

can I ask for a slice? lol.

Happy BM Sally.

LV said...

Good food, pretty decorations, lovely flowers and time with family, what more could you ask for. A perfect way to celebrate Easter. Happy for you Sally.

Joy said...

What a pretty cake, hope it tasted as good as it looks. Beautiful flowers too! Happy Blue Monday and Hope you had a Happy Easter.

Fe said...

ohhh i like that chocolate fudge..so yummy!

Dena E's Blog said...

Those BLUE icing flowers are looking Gorgeously Yummy Sally!!!
Hugs DEna

Cat & Cricket said...

Cake and flowers! What more can a girl want???
Happy Easter Sally!
Smiles~
Cricket

Dhemz said...

what a wonderful celebration Sally...the flowers is too special...how sweet! Happy easter....:)

Cafe au lait said...

Love the bouquet, and the cake! :)

Happy Easter Sally.

My Blue Monday.

classic • casual • home said...

Publix has a great bakery...miss that here in California.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sally,
Oh, how beautiful! I hope you had a Happy Easter!
XO
Cindy

warr_shee said...

looks yummy :) hope you can check my first entry :D

genny said...

lovely flowers and yummy cake. happy Easter Sally. mine is up here:
http://www.bisdakbloggers.com/2011/04/25/blue-monday-28-easter-sunday-celebration.html

Josep said...

Lovely decorations :)

Ankush Samant said...

cakes...yummy!!! :P

Donnie said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter. We had everyone here in my little place and it was wild and fun. The little one's bring so much energy. Loved your flowers and the cake was perfect for the day. Hugs to you and yours.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I do not know the name of your blue flowers but they are beautiful! And that CAKE and BLUE ROSES, oh my! Delightful!
Happy Blue Monday!
Coraliie

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, dear Sally. I am glad you had a nice Easter with your family. Your cake is so pretty.

And, the flowers are lovely. What a special gift.

Picket said...

Morning girl...those flowers are so pretty..don't know the name of the blue ones but I have had them in some of my flower gifts before...we have 3 Publix here...I love that egg cake...I will need to get one of those next Year!
Happy Blue Monday to you girl...hope you have a great week!....Picket

~✿~Icy BC said...

I hope you had a blessed Easter, Sally..

Beautiful flowers and cakes!

DearHelenHartman said...

The fudge cake is DARLING and I bet delicious.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Happy Blue Monday, Everyone! What beautiful flowers and cake!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful cake Sally! Growing up, my Dad owned a bakery and we worked on Easter so his staff could have the day off. I decorated many an egg and lamb. Yours is prettier than any I ever decorated!

Jo said...

Sweet smiling Sally,I love your changes to the publix cake,the blue cross and "He HAS risen"!Amen!
I'm #44!!Come see me!
~Jo
Lazy on Loblolly

Kim, USA said...

The flowers are so gorgeous!! And I love the cake decoration, it's beautiful!

Blue Crabs

mercedesscott said...

Sally, happy belated Easter! Your egg cake is beautiful!! How long did it take you to decorate it? I've always wanted to try my hand at cake decorating, as it looks like so much fun! :)

Meredith said...

What a beautiful cake! mmmm fudge!!!

Dorincard said...

If it's yummy, it may not be healthy...why couldn't the Creator combine the two benefits? He can do anything , after all. :)
Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Lina Gustina said...

Beautiful flowers and cake!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/04/on-brides-house.html

Erica said...

Wow...how delicious it looks. Hope you had a good easter.
Happy Blue Monday!

barbarah said...

The flowers are beautiful! I have never seen a cake like that -- pretty and looks yummy, too.

Grandmother Wren said...

So pretty-
as always!
Happy Easter Sally.

Becky K. said...

Chocolate!!!!!
With blue roses....it just doesn't get better than this!

Becky K. said...

Thanks for checking that link and letting me know it wasn't working!
All better now!

Have a wonderful week!

Chie Wilks said...

i love the blues..the flowers in a basket and on the egg cake. i have no idea of of that flowers name but they 're gorgeous.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Hi Ms Sally, the cake looks delectable and the flowers looks lovely. Happy Easter

Ms. Burrito said...

Those cakes looks delicious Ms. Sally.

Annesphamily said...

You have quite a lovely blue collection today! Those flowers are so pretty! I am joining you for the first time. I hope I linked up properly and am now heading over to check more Blues! Anne

John said...

My favorite treat!

Eden said...

Beautiful flowers and the egg cake looks delicious.

Sunny said...

Hi sally! This is my first Blue Monday! I'm so ecited..I love your Blog and the postings I have seen! Sunny109

chubskulit said...

Those are sweet treats to celebrate, lovely decorated too.

onangelwings said...

Oh those flowers are beauties!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Judi said...

Hi Sally *hugs*
How happy you must have been to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Easter. They are beautiful.

Your egg cake must have been way tooooo yummy. I like what you had written on it.

Happy Blue Day
Judi

w0rkingAth0mE said...

wow, that was cute never seen an egg cake design here .. My first time to join Blue Monday. My Blue Monday

April said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Easter with your family, Sally! We sure missed having Brittany home, but she'll be home for summer in about 3 weeks! YAY! Oh, my word...that cake looks so good!

Katie said...

The flower looks almost like a delphinium.....

My first week on this so thanks!

Katie @ Spray Paint Queen

Candace said...

What a beautiful arrangement of flowers! I know you enjoyed them so much this week. I love the cake! I have never seen one quite like that before. The flowers in the shape of the cross is a very nice touch. Thanks so much for hosting. I've linked up some photos of our trip to the seacoast this weekend. Have a blessed week! Candace

Kim, USA said...

Hi Sally, your comment made me smile. I know some people like my hubby feel pity to the poor crabs, but one time I told my honey, their fate is to be eaten hon, hehehe the more he doesn't like it.
I have a friend who lives in Maryland and that's what she told me too you have plenty of them, she said she bought bushel and boil it then put it in freezer.
But I tell you Sally, it's good with coconut milk and some vegetables hehehehe. Thanks for the visit and the comment I do appreciate it.

Manang Kim

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such a creative work with the cake - I am sure it didn't last very long :)
Happy BM!

Mama Zen said...

What a cute cake!

Anni said...

Chocolate fudge... yummy!

Happy Blue Monday!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

This is my first time linking up with Blue Monday. Thanks so much for hosting this fun party!

Poppy said...

Linking up for the first time! Happy Blue Monday!Love the blue roses and I think those are blue Balloon Flowers in your gorgeous flower centerpiece. Thanks for hosting! ~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Sailor said...

Beautiful flower arrangements! I like the blue.

JaninaCakes said...

Thanks for hosting today. I've got an Easter egg cake for you too!

shopannies said...

love the great Easter candies

Jen said...

Hi Sally. I saw this Blue monday on one of my bloggers friend and i really wanted to join this. I am ablue fan addict..BLUE is my favorite color.

I posted to my blog my first entry but i dont know on how to puc my link. I was trying but it couldn't go through..

What would i do?:(

JennyH said...

Here's my first entry..

http://jenny-thewayfamilybe.blogspot.com/2011/04/blue-monday-1.html

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope your Eater was FABuLOUS!!! I will be back to blue postings soon!!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I arrived home from California late today and I came over to link but I see it is closed. I did not have my computer with me and ran out of time last week to pre-post for today.

Your flowers from Jane are beautiful and so is the cake. I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Bill celebrated without me this year. I was in CA celebrating Easter at my dear friend's wedding.
I will post about it later. I have a ton of catching up to do.

Hugs, Jeanne

Joy said...

I noticed that the hospital where Lily was borned had an amazing cafeteria too. I guess a lot of hospitals are really re doing their reputation for better food ;)