Happy Fall! It’s Saturday–time to slow down… What better way to take a break from the weekday grind than with a fall snack break?! Retro-style, of course! I bought some vintage ’80s mugs and filled them with hot chocolate. Then I baked a spice cake. Whether you’re into baking or you like to purchase your sweets, take a break from it all this October and remind yourself that it’s fall. And that sometimes it’s OK to stop and savor life’s treats…
Our centerpiece of choice: shiny pumpkins and a vase of sanseveria leaves (yes, the plant also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”). These long leaves have been in my home for at least a month. They last forever, and they have a lush, tropical look. Did I mention that while I love fall, I like to take a different approach to my fall decor? I tend to go more modern than rustic. And more bright than earth-toned. Which is why I loved the mugs below, which feature a pattern called Teal Rainbow by Corning:
Now about that cake… A month ago, I came across a discussion board where members were lamenting that Little Debbie stopped manufacturing their spice cakes, which were hugely popular in the ’80s. Not that this bundt cake resembles their look, but it was inspired by their spicy goodness! I used this recipe. I was going to bake the cake, then decide how to alter the recipe to make it my own. News flash: this recipe is PERFECTION. Seriously easy and seriously nothing in the world to change. Moist, tender, delectable. I baked mine in a bundt pan to give it a retro look. Plus, bundt pans disguise any flaws in the cake, because all you see is that awesome shape!
And because I always love a little salty with my sweet, I added some mixed nuts to the table. I purchased the container at an antique show years ago. Most likely not from the ’80s, but I love the bold outlines and bright colors…
What do you like to sip on a chilly fall day? Whether you’re a coffee lover or you’re into hot chocolate, there’s always a reason to add whipped cream and sprinkles! Here are a few more shots of our retro foodie snack break:
Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned for our next Retro Foodie event–an ’80s-style Halloween snack buffet. Have a great weekend, and a retro-fabulous fall!
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