My love of baking is to her credit too and when I got married, we baked together for family functions, including some weddings and my grandparent's 50th anniversary. I chose to do the pound cake we made so many times, but added the twist of a strawberry swirl. This recipe makes 18 cups of batter, which was advantageous when baking layers, but I found that even my largest 12-cup Bundt pan wouldn't have held it all. So, I made six mini bundts and gave some to my movie buddy--Betty.
She not only taught me how to bake, but she showed me that being a mother was the greatest job I would ever have. This poem I found, while sifting through items to prepare for a move, was one I wrote down when I was newly married. I don't know who wrote it and nothing came up on google, but it is one that I hold dear to my heart.
|One of my dearest friends, Marcia Powell, drew this for me after Kelly passed away|
|Cut into cubes to soften more quickly|