Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Week to Marie Bostwick and a Giveaway

Here's a Birthday Cake quilt block for author Marie Bostwick, who turned 29 (again!) on March 20.  We're sorry to be a couple of days late, but we wish her a Happy Birthday Week with a delicious 1-2-3-4 Cake:

1-2-3-4 Cake
For Cake:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

For Frosting:

1 stick butter
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
3.  In a separate bowl, mix together flour and baking powder.  Add to batter alternately with milk.  Add vanilla and beat well.
4.  Pour into two 8-inch round cake pans that have been greased and lightly floured.  Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back to touch or begins to pull away from edge of pan.
5.  For frosting. melt butter and add milk and vanilla.  Mix in cocoa and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
6.  When cake is cool, ice with frosting.

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law.  It is the birthday cake recipe we always use in our family and contains 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, and 4 eggs - 1-2-3-4 Cake!

While you're enjoying a piece of Marie's birthday cake, check out an interview she recently did with Craftsy.  You can also enter a giveaway to win all 5 of her Cobbled Court Quilts books:

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post:


  1. Thanks for the Birthday Greetings, Susan! And for directed people to the Craftsy Giveaway. I've been using Craftsy for a while now and I love it! The blog is very informative too.

  2. Oh, I hope I can win those books! I have all my toes and fingers crossed and it sure is hard to quilt that way. Many Happy returns of the day, Marie!

  3. Happy Birthday to Marie Bostwick! My birthday is on the 28th. I will be 64. Not planning anything special, though. Just another day. Julie, I hope that you win the books, too!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday to Marie!!! I entered to win, too!! But I agree with Julie - it's hard to quilt with our fingers and toes crossed!!

  5. Marie,
    Hope you had a funtastic birthday! I'm thoroughly enjoying A Single Thread! It's difficult to put down! I often read while riding in the car, and the only way I've put the book down is to literally drop it when my eyes close! Of course, I immediately wake up when it drops on my feet! :)


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