July 03, 2012

I Like Cake and Summer and Strawberries


So, here it is July already and, I don't know about you, but I feel like the summer is flying by. Living in Minnesota, I tend to think about that a lot since the season doesn't last too long. Do I mind that it currently feels like I'm living in a furnace and I'm going to melt? Noooo, for me, it's all good.


Except for mosquitoes, I pretty much love everything that summer brings...the smell of fresh cut grass, warm breezes, flip-flops, buzzing bees, flowers and fruit. Ahhh, it's all so wonderful!

I bought something last week that always makes me think of summer...strawberries. Some on plants...some in packages. I like strawberries. And since I also like cake, I made a cake with strawberries.


There's someone else in our family who also really likes cake...or any kind of sweet for that matter. Let me give you a hint...she's little, cute, and very mischievous. Yep, that would be my daughter. I have to tell you, she was sooo excited to eat this particular cake. I think the little strawberries and piles of whipped cream were calling her name.

When I went outside to take my photos, she asked me if I was going to do it down by the road so everyone could see my cake creation :) Ummm, that would be a...no. Then, when I was finished and came back in the house, she had plates already set at the table and was yelling, "Take your places everyone!" It was quite the event apparently.


I'm thinking that I might make that cake again tomorrow for Fourth of July...maybe with blueberries too. It would be the perfect festive color combination. I know one or two people who would be happy about it :)

xo

80 comments:

  1. Stunning photos! I think that cake is calling my name, too, looks delicious. Hope your family has a wonderful 4th. Hugs ~ Mary

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  2. Adoro queste foto con le fragoline....^____^
    Un bacio
    Gilda

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  3. meravigliose le fragoline e il dolce così goloso ... *__*

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  4. Love the pics, such a summery feeling to them!

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  5. I could gaze out your pictures all day. This setting is so pretty and represents the lazy days of summer so well.

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  6. Love the cake, love the strawberries, love the photography! Great post, Tricia!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  7. Who doesn't love strawberries? And you are absolutely right, time's flying by super fast. Wonderful great pictures (like always). Have a great summer, Carolina

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  8. Wundervolle Bilder.

    liebe Grüße von Danny

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  9. Beautiful photos, as usual. So sweet how your girl reacts to your photo shoots, and strawberries. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  10. Tricia, strawberries have to be the essence of summer and you have captured these little plants beautifully. We have a patch just up the street and you have to take advantage of them while they last. I hate the guys that go to Costco and buy flats of berries then try to sell them on the street corners like they grew them themselves!!Have a joyous Fourth!!

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  11. What a beautiful post :-)

    I am not a big fan of summer ... the heat makes me very grouchy. This reminded me of the small treasures I can find (and share) if I keep my mind open.

    Thank you :-)

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  12. Just this morning I told my friend that there are some special things which truly mean summer for me, e.g. the smell of freshly mowed grass, fruits and the humming of bees in my roses! I love summer and I love the kind of your taking photos!
    ♥ Barbara

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  13. I could do without mosquitoes too! Your photos are always so beautiful. I look forward to your posts.

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  14. Hi,
    I love your blog, your photos and post.

    Just today, I understand that you live in minnesota , and it is curious because I'm a portuguese girl living in MN (and i have my blog about live in MN and photography).

    Have a nice holiday :D

    Daniela

    Daniela

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  15. All so beautiful! but that cake - oh my - how gorgeous and delicious looking!

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  16. Amazing looking cake... so simple and beautiful! Just like the rest of your pictures :) Happy July 4th!

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  17. Simply wonderful post, Tricia! Your perfect pictures spell Summer with capital letters ...Like the attitude of your delightful daughter :) Glad that you are relishing the simple summer pleasures !

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  18. Another fabulous food scene! Amazing photos....wonderful narrative....beautiful colors.

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  19. Your cake looks deliciously beautiful! Is it just a simple cake? Do tell me what kind. And, is it just whipped cream like Cool Whip or something you made homemade? We love strawberry anything around here and I have loads of blueberries in my freezer that I just put up. Let me know how you made it, if you don't mind. Thanks!!

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  20. You make the prettiest food. Your cake is gorgeous! You also find the greatest fabric pieces. Have a wonderful holiday and try to stay cool (or warm if that is what you really like).

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  21. Love your delicious-looking cake and love your strawberries (my fav fruit ever). YUM! Your food-photos are always stunning!
    Have a very happy 4th of July.

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  22. You posts always make me very happy! Thank you again for a fun one!!

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  23. Lovely summary pictures. I LOVE strawberries too and that cake looks absolutely delicious. I can understand your wee girl wanting to eat it :))
    Have a great 4th July :)

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  24. Your photos are lovely.....nice and refreshing...enjoy your day...with love Janice...o by the way there is a cake on my blog for the 4th...I haven't made it yet..but I thought it looked great w/recipe...check it out...@spoonwither.blogspot.com. with love Janice

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  25. All your images are just so refreshing. The strawberries look yummy, along with that beautiful little cake. Happy Summertime!!

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  26. Wow that cake.... beautiful! Happy holiday to you anda family.

    Hope you can visit the blog, I'm having a giveaway.

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  27. Just fabulous photos! Yummy strawberries you have captured them so well! They just scream summer!

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  28. Yummy and beautiful too! So, where'd you get the cool round wire rack???

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    1. It's actually a new piece. I got it at the Round Barn...a store near me.

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  29. Splendid photography! Lovely food and summer settings. Keeps me drooling looking at your cake and the fresh strawberries. Can't wait to see your combo of blueberry + strawberry cake!!

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  30. You take such phenomenal photos! I have strawberries and blueberries most every morning with cereal.
    Brenda

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  31. Yummy. The cake looks really nice. I always love the photos.

    Kelly

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  32. gorgeous photos and styling!

    smiles and happy 4th, beautiful blogger.

    michele

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  33. Anonymous7/03/2012

    Do you share recipes??? Beautiful pictures! Elaine

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    1. I need to tweak the recipe just a tiny bit more before I put it up. Next time I'll make it with blueberries and then I'll post about it :)

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  34. That cake looks scrumptious! All the photos are so light and airy. Love visiting your blog. Hope you have a happy and safe 4th!

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  35. Dearest sweet Tricia, i love Strawberries!! These photos are soo gorgeous and that cake is yummieee! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  36. Nothing says summer like strawberries! The cake look delicious!
    I always heard that summer was only one weekend in Minnesota!

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  37. Beautiful pictures and a gorgeous cake! I can see why your daughter was very proud of it and couldn't wait to eat it! And I had to laugh about what you said about summer going by too fast...we live in a place where summers are short and winters are too long! You'll never catch me complaining about summer heat either!
    Anyway, Happy July 4th to you!
    Jo-Anna

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  38. My does that cake look good! No one ever made strawberries look better!

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  39. So wonderful photos!! Best wishes! Carmen

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  40. I do love strawberries and of course your wonderful photos, so I can understand your cute daughter ;-) so good...
    sunny greetings, Bine

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  41. I'm with your daughter...bring on the strawberry cake! Your photos are beautiful and the cake looks delicious. I adore strawberries and your beautiful photos speak of delightful summer days of warmth and relaxation.
    I have had lots of guests and been away a bit so I have taken a little blogging break. It's so nice to be slowly catching up now. I hope to post again next week if I don't have guests.
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Fourth of July...and more strawberry cake! XO

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  42. Oh, I'm in love with the first picture!:)
    It's so summerly...

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  43. OH Tricia, these are the MOST beautiful photos....I just want to frame them in my house! You are REALLY a talented photographer! This post is all about summer! Thanks for your sweet comment about my porch pillows! I hope you have a wonderful fourth with your family!

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  44. wow... so astounding picture!!!
    Hugs and love,
    Elvira

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  45. Could you send me a piece via USPS, Tricia.....? hehehe! It looks sooooo good! My fav dessert! Hope you had a fabulous 4th, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

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  46. Your post has got me salivating all over the place Tricia! Beautiful photos always. So funny that you and I both did a post about how fast Summer is going and why we love it so much the same day.
    Enjoy what's left of our Summers!
    Hugs from here...

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  47. Oh Wow!!! The photos are SO Enticing!!! Now I WANT CAKE!!!Hahaaaa
    hughugs

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  48. The strawberries and piles of whipped cream are calling my name too!! :-)
    My goodness, this looks yummy Tricia, and your photographs are just gorgeous.
    I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.
    xo.

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  49. Your photos are just yummy! I think we really do make the most of every minute of our short and sweet Minnesota summers. Even though our favorite pastime is complaining about the weather, dontcha know?!

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  50. Your photos are always amazing!! Gorgeous and makes me want to eat strawberries!! :)
    Hugs~

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  51. Your photos are just beautiful! I want a slice of that cake right now please.

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  52. What a yummy post.. And your photos are so gorgeous. Summers are fun. We just escaped the heat of Las Vegas to visit my daughter in Oregon. Nice and green here. I am loving it.. I do hope you enjoy the weekend.

    Hugs~

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  53. That cake! Oooh that cake is just layers of strawberry dreamyness. Well, it is scorchin crazy heat index here, but we are supposed to get down to 82 on Sunday - bring that cool weather on. I thought about fall for a few minutes today - crazy, huh. And I loathe the mosquitos - they love me.. and always go for my ankles, so I spray extra there. Great outdoor shots ~ beautiful scene/mood! xo

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  54. Oh yum...it's almost too pretty to eat!...almost...

    I like your title too: I like cake...
    Don't we all.

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  55. This is a dreamcake - strawberries forever. I love your photos!
    rheingruen

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  56. you have captured summer perfectly here...utterly charming and sweet!
    hope you are having a good weekend, Tricia!!

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  57. I am thrilled to find your blog, that cake is amazing. Catherine x

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  58. Beautiful photos, I love your blog...

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  59. I like your photos like no other. Amazing. Happy Summer.

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  60. Such gorgeous photos!!!

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  61. Well, I guess your daughter was pretty stoked about that cake! How cute. I love your vignettes of summer. They encapsulate everything I love about the season too.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  62. Che belle foto! delicate. Un piccolo sogno nella semplicità della natura.
    Ciao e buona giornata! Cri : )

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  63. Wonderful photos. Strawberries and summer go together so well.

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  64. Oh, that cake looks delicious! One of my favorite cakes to make and eat is a strawberry shortcake cake... it looks a little like yours but yours is much prettier! :-) As always, your photos are just beautiful. Unfortunately with the heat we had just a small strawberry season this year, but they are one of my favorite things about summer. Hope you're having a great week!

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  65. Lovely colours :) F.

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  66. Ohhh so beautiful. I love the dainty strawberries here. Oh yes, I was reading Artful Blogger (May/June) and saw your blog header in there! Congrats!

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  67. Lovely pictures!

    Greetings,
    Meike

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  68. Everything was about
    a month early this year,
    so I missed strawberry
    picking : ( Your pics are
    so lovely, Tricia, and I
    hope your summer has
    been just as beautiful!

    Happy Tuesday,
    xo Suzanne

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  69. Wonderful photos, I just booght strawberries last night nothing like summer and berries to remind us of summer :)
    I also have family in Minnesota and when I was a kid it was a great family vacation to visit during the summer, swim the lakes and take in what California does not offer.

    Have an inspiring week to come.

    ~Dore

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  70. Gorgeous and yummy...all in one!
    I giggled thinking of your daughter so excited to eat your creation!
    Love your summery photos ...they are always delicious Tricia!

    Deborah xoxo

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  71. Tricia, I just love your beautiful photos. That cake and strawberries and cream look sooo yummy! I might have to make some this weekend.

    ~Shanon

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  72. I´m loving this!
    Lovely hugs
    Molly

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  73. OMG! What a delicious post! Amazing!
    Have a great Sunday!

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  74. I am holding back tears as I gaze at your photos and remember my youth.
    My mom and I would pick fruits and flowers in the yard, play with the cats, sit under the trees, drink cold drinks in the summer on the porch, bake things in the kitchen...

    The old house is sold and gone now. Mom is gone, too. I wish she were still here. I would have loved to have shown her your wonderful cozy pics that bring back a happier simpler time.

    Thank you for this blog. I will bookmark it and visit again...and again...and again...

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  75. Hello,
    what a wonderfull Blog you have!!!!!
    Olga

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  76. Hi Tricia...These photos are just yummy and eye popping. I bet the naked cake was good and refreshing going down!

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