Friday, July 4, 2014

Focus on Life: Let's Celebrate! - Celebrations

What to give a friend who has turned 50?

That is the dilemma we had at work several times this year. We came up with a breakfast - and it happened twice. First, L gave a breakfast for K's birthday, and then K organized one for L when she turned 50. 

We coworkers each brought something, and I had seen these "fruit cakes" on the internet. They really aren't all that hard to do, and look and taste wonderful. 

The pictures of my offerings seemed perfect for this week's Focus on Life "Celebrate!" prompt, kicking off our monthly theme: "Let's Celebrate." I might even make one of these for my family later in the holiday weekend - right now I am preparing for an arts show.  

For K's birthday. My first try!
Really love the blackberries.

My second try, for L. I got fancy and made a filling. 

Thanks to the Internet, and aspic cutters, I made quite an impression.  I liked playing with framing and background colors of the images in PicMonkey too. 

Let's see if anyone else has come up with a tasty celebration image. 


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! I want to make a fruit cake now!

  2. Looks yummy ... of course my initial thought when I heard fruit cake was the 'stuff'' Canadians use as wedding cakes and or traditional Christmas fruit cakes.

  3. How cool is that! What a great idea for a celebration dish. You did a wonderful job on that. Makes me want to rush right out and get the ingredients to try one.

  4. What a yummy looking creation you have made.

  5. Oh what a lovely fruit cake! It's just beautiful - would be hard to dip into it and eat it! Wonderful photos of it, too!!

  6. What a clever idea and so perfect for this time of year. I chuckle that our photos are next to each other on the linky and we both did food. heh Great minds?

  7. Looks delicious! And like a lot of work! :-)