This cake. We have a history. I wrote about it a little bit when I made it around this time last year, but we go way back to college days. It’s become a tradition to make it for Analiese’s birthday for the past four years — that includes her actual BIRTH day! Making it and eating it brings back lots of fun memories of my roommates and one stellar mom who blessed us one evening with its decadence.
In my experience of making this cake, it has never cut very neatly due to the chunks of peaches throughout. It’s best served around a circle of friends with forks in hand ready to dig in. Perhaps that will happen again one day, but for now, I plan to use Analiese’s birthday as an annual excuse to enjoy it.
With permission, I am finally sharing the recipe!
For the cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can peach pie filling
1/2 stick butter
Preheat oven to 350-375 (follow cake mix instructions depending on type of pan). Mix first 4 ingredients until well mixed and set aside. Melt the butter in the pan in the oven until bubbly. Pour batter into pan while it is hot. Bake according to box directions. If using a bundt pan, when cake is done, invert onto plate while cake is still hot. Cool completely.
For the Icing
1/2 stick butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
Melt butter and cream cheese in a pan on low-med heat. Add a bit of powdered sugar at a time, stirring with a whisk. Add the cream and bring to a bit of a slow boil. Remove from heat and add the remaining powdered sugar. Add more cream if necessary to maintain a smooth consistency. To prevent sticking, lower heat and whisk mixture. Pour over completely cooled cake a little bit at time allowing each “layer” to harden before adding the next and serve.
Well, it’s certainly been quite some time since I’ve shown up here. The fall is busy. Life is busy. Forgive me for my absence and this random reemergence into the blog world.
I wanted to announce that I’m blogging over at The Tethered Crate today. Have you heard about this fantastic way to check out the handmade world?
What’s The Tethered Crate?
The Tethered Crate offers its members monthly shipments of goods from respected contributors within the handmade community. Each crate will include 3-5 items, and every month will be different. For only $19.95 subscribers receive double that value in items like jewelry, headbands, prints, stationery, and other products. It’s a way to experience the latest and greatest from your favorite designers every month for a great price.
Well, that’s pretty great. What’s the heart behind it?
[The Tethered Crate] wants to expand the handmade market, giving handmade artists an outlet to reach new customers. We also want to give loyal supporters as well as new customers a way to experience the best of the handmade market. The Tethered Crate also desires to connect hand and heart by joining the handmade community to significant causes. We will highlight different charities benefiting humanity, and a portion of all our proceeds will go to funding their causes.
So, why are you blogging over there?
That’s the exciting part. I am honored to be a November contributor! 50 subscribers to The Tethered Crate will receive a little goody from my Etsy shop, pipe|up. And readers of The Tethered Crate will have access to a discount, too!
I love how the Lord works. I met The Tethered Crate’s co-creator, Jessi, through a college friend way back in 2003. Last year when I was scouring the masses of Etsy shops for baby headbands, I came across hers. She has an insane sense of fashion and her words on her blog, Suzie Studios, cut to the soul. Seriously, just read it. You’ll be glad you did.
Come visit me over at The Tethered Crate!
We have some big news to share. We’re moving, and I am changing jobs! While we could have shared this with a simple tweet or short Facebook message, we figured that this news would trigger a lot of questions. Below are some of what we think may be the most frequently asked questions with brief responses. If you have more questions, please post a comment and we’ll either reply there or do a follow up post.
Where are you moving to? Out of state? Out of country?
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. New city, new state, same country. Even though we’ll be farther north, we’ll also be farther from Canada.
What’s the new job?
I’ll be joining Desiring God as a Product Manager.
What is Desiring God?
It is a non-profit Christian organization that was founded by John Piper in 1994. (Who is John Piper?) Desiring God’s mission is to “spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.”
What’s the product that you’ll be managing?
All the resources from Desiring God are distributed for free, so there isn’t a traditional product for sale that I’ll be managing. Over the years, the web has become a core communication and distribution channel for Desiring God, so while I’m still learning more about the details, I’ll have responsibility for managing the desiringgod.org site and a few mobile apps.
When is all of this happening?
I’ll be wrapping up my time with Ford at the end of the year and starting at Desiring God in January 2014. The timing of the move is still TBD. I’ll work remotely for a bit while we sell our home in Michigan and look for a place to live in Minneapolis.
This could be a long answer but I’ll try to stick with the promised brief responses. Essentially, it came down to the right time and the right opportunity. Some might call the circumstances coincidence, others divine providence. Nevertheless, it’s been a fun journey, and we’re excited for what lies ahead.
You don’t like Michigan?
Not true. We’ve lived in Michigan for over 7 years. It’s the birthplace of our daughters and has been a good home. We’ll miss a lot of Michiganders.
So, you weren’t happy at Ford?
False. Ford was my first “real” job coming out of college, and they’ve treated me well over the last 7 years. Thanks to all my colleagues at Ford.
Won’t you be farther away from your family?
This was the most difficult part of the decision. We have loving parents and siblings in Indiana and Ohio. It’ll be tough to have more miles between us, but thankfully, they have been supportive and committed to our relationships.
Last question, how important was it for you to get farther away from Canada?
Not important at all. It never crossed my mind until I answered the first question on this post ;)