Friday, March 27, 2020

Soak Up the Sun: Funny Friday

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here's today's picture. It was submitted by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade.

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1. Cat to family: I see a perfect spot for you to move my food bowl. Now would be good.

2. Cat to family: Anyone else in the mood for some Sheryl Crow? Sing with me now, I'm gonna soak up the sun, gonna tell everyone to lighten up.

3. Cat to family: Someone contact Katrina and the Waves, they need to change their song. It's not about Walking on Sunshine, it's about laying in it.

4. Cat to family: Hey, can I borrow someone's shades?

5. Cat to family: I know you just mopped the floor so I hate to tell you this, but you missed a spot.

 And now for something yummy: 

Tutti Frutti Party Cake, a fun colorful cake with hints of lemon, strawberry, orange and key lime, perfect for any occasion. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

Tutti Frutti Party Cake
Tutti Frutti Party Cake, a fun colorful cake with hints of lemon, strawberry, orange and key lime, perfect for any occasion. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

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Tutti Frutti Party Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 cup milk 
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
2 TBSP Limoncello (can substitute 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract)
3 drops yellow food coloring
2 TBSP Chambord (can substitute 1 tsp strawberry extract)
2 drops red food coloring
2 TBSP Grand Marnier (can substitute 1 tsp orange extract)
2 drops orange food coloring (or use 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red)
2 TBSP multicolored sprinkles

NOTE: to frost the cake, you can use the full recipe, but to pipe, you can cut it in half:

2 sticks butter, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 TBSP Key Lime juice
2 drops green food coloring
1 cup powdered sugar

2 TBSP multicolored sprinkles

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan.
*Beat the cake mix, milk, oil, eggs and sour cream for 2 minutes. Remove one cup of the batter to a bowl and another cup of the batter to another bowl. 
*To the batter still in the mixing bowl, mix in the Limoncello or lemon extract and 3 drops of yellow food coloring. Pour evenly into the prepared pan.
*To one of the bowls of batter, mix in the Chambord or strawberry extract and 2 drops of red food coloring. Set aside.
*To the last bowl of batter, mix in the Grand Marnier or orange extract and orange food coloring.
*Drizzle the red and the orange batter over the yellow batter, then sprinkle 2 TBSP multicolored sprinkles over the top. Using a toothpick, swirl them together. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the center springs back to the touch. Cool completely.
*Cream the butter until smooth. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk, Key Lime juice, green food coloring and powdered sugar.
*TO SPREAD: Pour the frosting over the cake and spread evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining multicolored sprinkles and refrigerate 1/2 hour to set.
*TO PIPE: Place the frosting into a piping bag. Refrigerate the frosting and the cake for 1/2 hour. Pipe the frosting onto the cake, sprinkle with the remaining multicolored sprinkles and refrigerate to set.
*Bring cake to room temperature to serve.



  1. Cats universally, are really in charge, aren't they? I know the grandkids would love your tutti-frutti Party cake (Thx for the liqueur substitutions.) When we can be social again, that will be first on my list to make. Hope you and your family are doing okay. I know it can be hard having family in different locations. <3

    1. Can't wait till you make it, let me know what the grand kids think.
      We're doing OK, hope you are too.

  2. Party at home and cake would be great. LOL
    He lays wherever the sun is shining and does not give one hoot if it is in our way either.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  3. Right now, I need to be a cat. #5 is my most favourite!
    Well done, my friend!

    1. I think many of us are going to find ourselves living lives similar to the cat's. Don't like the reason, of course, but like that we all are slowing down and concentrating on what's important.

  4. Many of us may be wishing we were cats. I'm thinking your cake would be great for a special occasion like "National Slow Down and Absorb the World Around Us" day. Alana

  5. Home is where it is happening now days

    1. Very true, we should all take a lesson from cats, find a comfortable spot and nap.

  6. Loved that, "You missed a spot" . Hope you are doing well. Glad you're writing.


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