As soon as I'm invited to a get-together, I start searching for a unique serving plate on which to offer my host or hostess one of my signature pineapple upside-down cakes. I try to select one that packs personality and charm so that I can happily leave the service behind as a memento of a cake that is little more than a sweet memory.
I should know better than to worry too much about finding the right platter, because no sooner do I walk into a thrift shop or pop by a garage sale than my dream dish just seems to appear. Such was the case when a certain follower asked me to a barbecue at his new home in New York City. (I won't reveal his identity, as we haven't yet decided if he wants to go public as an avid reader of The Elegant Thrifter!) I was still in Independence, Missouri, when the invite arrived, and of course, I said yes. So my sister and I dropped by the local thrift store, and surprise, this appeared before my eyes:
Oh yes, a late 1960s Culver platter with gold trim, priced at $1.
I'll fill my vintage, pineapple upside-down cake mold like I did in the photo above.
And hopefully, the results will look something like this. Now all I have to decide is whether I'll use a mix or my favorite recipe. Now that will be my little secret.
Have a fun-filled weekend!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter