Friday, December 17, 2010


Happy Holidays Everyone we are getting closer to that date. Between working on holiday decorating and baking I am still doing dolls.  A Face Book friend told me it's never too late to make Christmas dolls and so I took her advice to continue to keep making them.  This doll is waiting for hair and her dolly, I am almost done.  I thought I share her with you without hair.  I somehow like how she looks without the hair with her worn face and body.  Will take pictures of her later with her dolly.

Now for the goodies here is the recipe for Orange Slice Cake it is so Yummy!  Thought I share this with you


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) box dried dates, chopped
1 pound orange slice candies, chopped
2 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 cup flour for dredging
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes


2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup orange juice 

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.

For the cake: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a separate bowl, dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add flour to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. In another bowl, toss dates, nuts and chopped orange slices in 1/2 cup flour until coated. Stir in coconut until well-combined. Add to batter and mix until well combined.

Bake in a prepared pan for about 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For the glaze: Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Remove cake from pan and cool cake completely. Drizzle glaze over cake. Or, when cake comes out of the oven, use a toothpick to poke holes and pour glaze on cake. Let cake stand in tube pan overnight before inverting. 

Have Wonderful Day All
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl......Snatch JOY~!


  1. Yummm.So much better than fruitcake.Thanks for sharing!Warm blessings!~Amy

  2. Hey Amy this cake is so good and like you said it is so much better than a fruit cake.

  3. One - the ragmuffin - FAB - can't wait to see her all "dolled" up - lol - and the recipe - well - this will head on over to Nama to bake for me for Christmas - lol - looks fantastic Cheryl!

    XOXO Jess

  4. Love the colours you have chosen for her dress Cheryl...the pinefore reminds me of spring.
    I daren't bake a cake...the temptation would be too great for me and I'd have to eat itm and I can't afford to eat more calories...but I will add it to my recipe list for later. :-)
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

  5. OMGosh, that cake looks so yummy - I'm writing down the recipe - thanks so much for sharing Cheryl!

    Love the fabrics you chose for your new doll's dress!

  6. Hi Cheryl, The cake looks so delicious, and the dolly too, even without hair, she has much personality! Peace and Blessings to you! xoxox Christel