Thursday, March 18, 2021

I Like Thursday #88 ~ Life in the Scrapatch

Good Thursday Morning!

My quilty kitties and I are working on our project for an upcoming blog hop,
which I hope to have done in time.

Sewing is slow going for me at the moment
as my vision issues have gotten much worse in the last few weeks.
I saw my eye surgeon yesterday.
I may be deciding to have the transplant surgery in the next few months.
I would like to be fully vaccinated for Covid before this happens,
as it will require hospital care.
Hoping to get a vaccine appointment soon.

Our tulips are just starting to sprout in the sunniest garden in our yard.
Looking forward to beautiful spring flowers.

Yesterday, I made this special cake for St. Patrick's Day.

This was a real treat! 

 Bailey's Irish Cream Cake

Preheat oven to 350F 

Grease and flour 10 inch springform pan or two layer cake pans.  

I like to use the springform pan and cut my own layers.


3 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 and 1/2 cups sugar

3 extra large eggs ( or 4 large eggs)

1/3 cup oil or melted butter

1/4 cup sour cream 

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream

2 teaspoons French Vanilla (or regular vanilla)

Sift together dry ingredients.  Beat eggs with oil or melted butter.  Add milk,  sour cream, Bailey's and vanilla.  Mix until well combined. 

Bake 10" Springform pan about 50 minutes or until tests done.  

Adjust baking time as needed if you are using layer cake pans.

Bailey's Irish Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1/4 cup white shortening (optional ... I think is helps stabilize the frosting and make it fluffier)

4 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons French Vanilla (or regular vanilla)

1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream

Beat all ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Split cooled 10" cake into two layers. Fill and frost.


Note: Mr. Scrapatch likes French Vanilla. 

If you like French Vanilla, you may buy French Vanilla Extract on Amazon.


Today's #IGQuiltFest prompt is "Workshop/Class Love"

This is a tough one for me because the only class I ever took was a short introduction to hand piecing about 15 years ago. 

I have no idea where I might find the unfinished block I started.

I do remember that the instructor gently told me

 that I needed to take smaller stitches.

Hmmmm ... 

This will have to do ... :) 


Although I must also reduce my computer time,

I hope to visit my friends at

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

Thanks for visiting with me.


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! I am sorry to hear you are having eye issues. We are so dependent on them for everything but certainly sewing. Many hobbies have alternatives like 'reading' an audio book. Gosh, that Bailey's Irish Cream cake looks and sounds delicious. I truly want to make it - right this minute! {{Hugs}} It's so nice to see your quilting assistants ready and able at a moment's notice. ~smile~ Roseanne

PaintedThread said...

Cute kitties. Yay for sprouting plants. I need to peek at my garden at some point.

piecefulwendy said...

I'm sure the cake was delicious; it looks lovely! Fun to see your kitties posing for a photo! Take care!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. Sorry for your eye issues. The county health dept came this morning and gave both my Mom and I our J&J vaccine - one and done.

Susie H said...

Yay for tulips and kitties! Hope you get your eye woes fixed as soon as possible.