lazy weekend

I didn’t do much over the weekend. Did you? I hope you were more productive than me. I just kind of sat around, did a wee bit of sewing, a wee bit of baking, a wee bit of reading. It kind of hailed/snowed on Friday.

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Can you tell? I know it’s probably not very impressive to you northern territory types, but it was pretty thrilling for us Portlanders.
Last week my mother brought me some pink champagne cake. When I was a kid, we would often get pink champagne cake from Ikeda’s Bakery (it later became the Hillsdale Pastry Shop, and now it is Baker & Spice, which is totally unrelated to Ikeda’s or Hillsdale. B&S does not have the great cream-filled chocolate donuts or the square maple bars that Ikeda’s and Hillsdale had. Sometimes change is not for the better!). I always loved pink champagne cake because it was so pretty.
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Isn’t it lovely? My mother was so distracted by the chocolate cake and ugly sweater I gave her that she forgot her purse here.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got. I think I’ll go drink some decaf now.

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10 Responses to lazy weekend

  1. Elspeth says:

    The cake looks delicious – what are the flavors like?

  2. debbie says:

    pink champagne cake is a new one for me, but it does look lovely – what does it taste like? is there really champagne in it or is that just the name? i’m curious as to what the ugly sweater looked like….

  3. molly! says:

    Mmmm… that cake looks tasty! I am also very jealous of your unproductive weekend. Those are the best!

  4. hannah says:

    mariko you crack me up. lets see this ugly sweater…maybe i will leave an important bill at work or something.

  5. Petula says:

    Your mom is really lucky. It’s impossible to have too many ugly sweaters!

  6. ilikeredbean says:

    girl, i gain 10lbs just LOOKING at your blog! that champaigne cake looks fabulous!

  7. Dawnya says:

    pink.
    champagne.
    cake.
    Sign me up! That looked so tasty, I would have also forgotten my head with such a lovely distraction.

  8. megan says:

    When I die I want to be reincarnated as a Pink Champagne Cake. How happy does that cake make people?!?!!!!!!

  9. Gina says:

    Wow! If Ikeda’s is closed, where did she get it? Don’t tell me she baked it… I would feel too inferior.
    I don’t live in the area, I was just curious! And I too would like to see the ugly sweater…

  10. Stephanie says:

    mmmm :) that cake looks delicious! And perfect for frosting afficionados!

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