Door hanger and apple cake

Almost 2 weeks without posting... too much work, and little energy left to do it...

A few weeks ago we were cellebrating 300 members at Michelle Perkett´s group at PCP. Lynne set a challenge to make a door hanger as part of the cellebrations.
I couldn´t make it on time, but I made one anyway because the idea was great! thanks Lynne!! you are so creative...
 For this altered CD I used two Michelle Perkett´s images: Dream dragonfly and Summer. I colored them both with colored pencils. The papers are from my stash (cardstock) and Summer Driggs (patterned). I cut the papers with my cricut machine, layered them and stitched them following the contours, and in the inside circle I stitched some red glass beads. I twined a black bead wire around a pencil to make the handle where to hang the door hanger, and to finish it I write some words first with markers and then with fabric paint to stress them.

Last weekend I baked an apple cake I wanted to share. This is a simple cake, delicious if you take it still warm and it´s good as it is. And most important, you won´t have to worry about how to store it because there won´t be any leftovers!
The ingredients are simple and only the basic ones are needed: (use always the same measuring cup) put in a large bowl 2 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup white sugar, 3 teaspoons baking powder and a pinch of salt, mix it all and cut 2 sticks of cold butter with a fork or with the tip of your fingers until it resembles coarse sand.
Now you put it into the fridge to chill it a bit until you prepare the rest of the ingredients. In another bowl beat 1 egg and mix in 1 cup of milk, set this aside. Now turn on the oven at 350°F and prepare the pan by buttering and flowering it (I used 9x6 in pan), or butter the botton and sides of the pan and put a piece of parchment paper on the bottom and butter it again.
Take 4 medium apples (I use whatever apples I have), peel them, uncore them and slice them not to thin. Now you have everything to set you cake: put 1/3 of your flour sand-like mixture on the bottom of the pan, distribute it evenly but don´t press it. Put on top a layer of half the sliced apples (see the picture), you can sprinkle a bit (but not to much) of powdered cinnamon. Now add another third of the flour mixture and repeat the layers: apples, cinammon and finishing with a layer of flour mixture. Lastly, pour the milk-egg mixture on top of the cake and take it to the oven. Bake it until it turns golden brown, about 30-40 min. This cake gets better everytime you make it! hope you try this one, you´ll love it!


Marilyn Webb said...

Love your door hanger, it turned out beautiful! Love that cake too, I am going to make that cake today, will let you know how it turned out, I can't wait!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Ileana, your door hanger is great. I love how you did both sides. That cake look delish. TFS.

Kathy Czygan said...

Oh my goodness Ileana....Your items are so creative! This door hanger is adorable! The coloring and papers are beautiful. Love the raised lettering and the sayings too! Perfect as always!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love your door hanger Ileana! It's a shame work kept you away from the challenge but I'm so happy to see the hanger you made...I love how you put this together! The cake looks very yummy...I'll have to try it out :)
hugs xx