Happy Happy Mother's Day!!!

I just wanted to drop a quick line on this most special day... and wish a big Happy Mother's Day to my mom and Aaron's mom ... we love you both!

We're up late, as always, the only difference is that we're not working right now... I'm actually in the kitchen preparing a mom inspired cake. I mentioned it last post...a most deeeelish pistachio pudding bundt cake that my mom made in my childhood! I'm bringing it over to Barb's (that's Aar's mom)...she's hosting her 2nd annual Mother's Day brunch (yeah, leave it to Barb to be sweatin' and workin' and entertainin' on "her" day...but that's what she loves to do...so bless her!) ....Barb make's this outstanding baked French Toast dish and a whole bunch of other fab stuff...I figured the least I could do was some 3 am baking.

Anyway, the pics above are of some tags I made a couple years ago. The round one was for a "chubby book" and the other was for a tag swap with a dear friend... both feature my mom. The top one actually shows 3 generations. My mom is in the pink party hat, her brother in the blue hat, and that's my grandma and great grandma. I love the pic on the other tag because of those plastic nutcups lined up in front of my mom. I own the exact same nutcups now! And if you look closely, my mom has tiny curlers in her hair!

Alright, I'll be back on here soon with a longer post (I wanna respond to some of your comments about the Bruce sighting!) I just want to wish all of you moms a super Happy Mother's day! (even you mom's who aren't technically mom's...I'm speaking of those of you like me who own pups that closely resemble children!) You've got the most important/thankless job on earth. Eat, drink, and be merry for a day...and then...BACK TO WORK!!!

xoxo, Jenny
For those who would like to try this scrummmmmy cake...super easy!!

1 (4 oz. serving) pkg. instant pudding, pistachio flavor
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 tsp. almond extract
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. water
1/4 c. oil
7 drops green food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a large mixer bowl, blend well; then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch tube or Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Remove from pan and cool.

I decided to make a quick glaze instead of powdered sugar...

1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons of Milk...a few more if needed


  1. hey sweets,

    yum yum yumminess!!!
    have a fantastic mothers day weekend.

  2. OOH! Jenny!

    I think I'm the lucky gal who has the tag! I've got to try your bundt cake recipe! Hope your brunch is fabulous!


  3. Thanks so much for the recipe! I'm going to make that cake this week. I have been thinking about it since your last post and kept forgetting to google the recipe. That cake and the Bacardi rum bundt cake are the two cakes my mom would always make at Christmas. I haven't had either in years, but I know with the first bite it will feel like 1972 again.

  4. Ahhh thanks Jenny and same back to you - I am a Pup Mum of two crazy cairn terrier Toby McBee & Wheezer..thanks for also sharing your recipe..Us Jersey Shore Gals do certainly have a beautiful day today ENJOY...have a honey of a day! Marlene :O)

  5. leave it to you to bake a cake at 3 a.m.!
    but, thanks for the recipe!! LOL the cake sounds delicious and your mother's day sounds delightful!
    i love you SIL and i know that your moms had the best time.

    Happy Mother's Day to you whether you're a mom, an aunt or a Godmother or even a good friend to a child! warmly, jan

  6. Jenny, I just LOVE those tags! I love when family members make an appearance in art..I wish I had old family photos...I just have to borrow strangers!
    Hope you all had a great time and ate lots of cake!
    xox natalea

  7. We will try the cake recipe!
    Stop by our blog sometime to visit.

    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters

  8. Hey Jenny and Aaron-
    Thanks for checking out the blog and leaving all the nice comments. I keep up with yours and am very impressed by your amazing work and loyal following. At first I thought the cake pictured above was real! Nice work! WIll try this recipe, definitely. Happy Spring!

  9. Yes! The recipe was included. Thanks. Your picture of the cake certainly made me want the recipe. I bet you all had a great time at the brunch.

  10. I just got my order from your Etsy shop and I LOVE it! It is perfect! And I can't wait to try out that cake recipe!

  11. Mike agreed that looks like a painted cake. Delicious, but painted. What kind of filter are you using on your camera, girl? Looks gooooooood....

  12. OMGoooodness!

    I was about to swoon about everything, but I can't because I was just pulled out of the real world and put back into my covertible in college, blasting outkast!!!!! FAB! Thanks for the trip...

    Now, I must bake this bliss!! Miss Jenny, you are a charmer! xoxo Love your creations as always!!

  13. Happy Mother's Day :):)

    THANK you for this recipe, I love and yand all cake and will make this for sure!

    The piccies of your mom are sooooo CUTE!! What a neat idea!!

    Love ya,

  14. Found you through Twitter zip code search. I live in Rumson.

    So glad I found your blog. Love it!!!

  15. I have recently been discovering more and more wonderful blogs and your's is up there with the best of them. I'm trying to work my way through it which means i'm getting nothing else done 'hehe'.
    Your artwork is out of this world, I want it all!
    Take care
    Beki xxx

  16. I'd love to try this recipe sometime. Sounds so delish!
    Hope you had a great mother's day Jenny. You know we pet parents deserve to celebrate as well. Karin

  17. Jenny your real life baking looks as delicious as your 2-D creations! I will have to try this recipe, I have a new bundt pan screaming my name!

  18. What a lovely cake; thanks for the recipe!

  19. Ooooh, everyday IS a holiday here in your lil corner of blogland! Oh yeah, I'm coppin' your playlist too! ;o) xoxo Andie

  20. Haapppy Mothers day to all Moms in the world..

  21. Thanks for the recipe.. i so love Pistachio pudding cake..

  22. Happy Mothers day to my mom and to all mothers out there

  23. I have always loved following your blog! Thanks for all of that yummy inspiration! You are so sweet! :)

  24. Your art/blog is awesome but you should ditch the auto playing music.... it's super annoying and it's down too far to turn off quickly.


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