Saturday, December 07, 2013

Saturday Snapshot -- Childhood Memories & Book Giveaway

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme, post a photo that you (or a friend of family member) have taken. Then leave a direct link to your post on West Metro Mommy. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.
This beaten up cake cover has such good memories for me.
When my parents moved from Ohio to Kentucky then to Florida, somehow, they decided to give me possession of the cake cover. Most of the year it is set in the basement. I don't bake layer cakes very often. But for my mom's birthday on Thanksgiving, I baked a cake and put it in the cake cover to transport to my brother's house. 
Whenever I see this, I can almost taste the rich fudge icing that my mom used to make, or the red cake with white creamy icing. 
Sure, it's dented in places, and I would never trust the little tabs to hold the cover in place so I could carry it by the handle, but I can't imagine giving this up, until I'm retired and moving from house to house and I bestow it on my daughter.
Also this week,  I have a book giveaway for The Consolations of the Forest, a beautifully written contemplative book in hard cover for anyone in the U.S. or Canada. Just leave a comment to be included in the drawing next Friday.

11 comments:

Joy said...

Cool! My mother had a tupperware cake cover. I didn't know they were made in metal.

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Isn't it funny how fond memories attach us to certain "things". (I have old hand written recipe cards from my mom. She has been gone26 years.

Louise said...

You can see the history of your family cakes in that dinged cover.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have a few beat up mementos, too. They are precious! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Alyce said...

That looks very useful and I can understand wanting to hang onto it for the practicality and the memories. I've thought about getting a cupcake holder/cover, but then we don't eat cupcakes except for the boys' birthdays, and I think about the time I'd get one would be the time they grew out of cupcakes. A cake cover would probably be more practical - although I confess I've never made a layer cake. :)

Susan Lindquist said...

I am a real fan of the old and vintage ... so many lovely items get passed off to the dump or yard sales and I always wonder who used them, what memories come with them, where they come from ... it's wonderful that you keep this well-loved cake cover/carrier in your family!

Linda said...

I wish I had something from my past but my family saved nothing. To this day my Mom wants new.

Frances Stiles said...

I love it. I remember those from my childhood.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Amazing how things like this can make us smile! I have my mother's meat fork and it is falling apart but it doesn't matter.

Melinda Ott said...

That is a very cook cake plate/cover. I don't think I've ever seen one like it!

Esme said...

Please sign me up anyone who writes about living in Siberia deserves to be read

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