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TWD: Cranberry Shortbread Cake

November 9, 2010

This past weekend, I went back up to South Bend, IN for a fantastic wedding.  Of course, when in South Bend, one must stop by and visit the Notre Dame campus.  Well, one must if one has spare time before one’s flight leaves, anyway.

The Basilica is, of course, gorgeous.

One of the most memorable parts of the day happened when I heard a screaming squirrel (a noise filled with such terror), turned, and saw this:

You have to look close, but if you do you will see a falcon hungrily eyeing a  terrified baby squirrel (at the bottom of the tree).  The poor thing was hopping all over the tree trying to avoid certain death.  This story has a happy ending though–at least for the squirrel.  Tom charged at the falcon, scared it away, and the squirrel ran to safety!  It was a beautiful moment.

After a nice trip away, though, there is just something about coming home that is always fantastic.  Coming home and being able to bake something as wonderful as this cranberry shortbread cake is even better.  This one is really a winner, from BFMHTY, the cranberry shortbread cake is amazing!  I recommend that you head over to Jessica’s blog straightaway for the recipe.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2010 1:18 pm

    Lucky squirrel! This was one delicious dessert, we loved it. Have a wonderful day.

  2. November 9, 2010 3:15 pm

    wonderful pics! the basilica truly IS gorgeous and you captured it so well.

  3. November 9, 2010 3:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, I was nervous just reading about the baby squirrel and the falcon! I’m so glad it was a happy ending. It looks like you had a lovely trip to South Bend and this cake was a happy ending to your weekend. Your cake looks gorgeous with that beautiful red filling sandwiched in between the layers. Thank you so much for baking along with me this week!

  4. November 9, 2010 4:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a lovely trip. I was pulling for the squirrel!

  5. November 10, 2010 2:33 pm

    My brother went to Notre Dame (a million years ago) and you’ve captured the beauty of the campus so well! And the beauty of the cranberry cake as well; so delicious!

  6. teaandscones permalink
    November 11, 2010 9:24 pm

    This was really good. Definitely a repeat. And so versatile. Can use with so many fillings.

    Beautiful pics of ND.

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