Posted by: rearadmiral | February 28, 2015

The comforts of a sunny Saturday(with apologies to Alexander McCall Smith)/Austen Cupcakes

Another great find from Shirley:

http://storiarts.com/collections/scarves/products/pride-and-prejudice-book-scarf

Interesting! Lol, I work both sides of the passion divide with Marianne Dashwood being my #1 and Jane Bennet being my #2. -Kirk
And you?
From Lisa Pliscou:
Here’s an interesting remark from Jay McInerney: “. . . the most important quality that all the Austen protagonists share is a capacity for passion, and a commitment to the concept of romantic love. Personally I’m inclined to be most passionate about those, like Elizabeth and Emma, who are not always rational and measured, whose passion sometimes get the better of their reason.”
‘Here’s an interesting remark from Jay McInerney: “. . . the most important quality that all the Austen protagonists share is a capacity for passion, and a commitment to the concept of romantic love. Personally I’m inclined to be most passionate about those, like Elizabeth and Emma, who are not always rational and measured, whose passion sometimes get the better of their reason.”‘

From What Jane Saw:
If you think it’s cold out now, try late May 1813 in London! It hailed only three days before Jane Austen attended the Reynolds exhibition, which was on Monday, the 24th. She reported that on Friday she was “out in a very long & very heavy storm of hail.” She called it “the worst day as to weather” and described Saturday as “a good deal better, dry & cold.” So, do not imagine her in short sleeves or a sheer cotton gown. These are some costume items that might have suited urban sightseeing in unseasonably cold weather in 1813.

http://thesecretunderstandingofthehearts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/interview-with-samantha-adkins-author.html

Warning: there’s no “swimming” in this video!

The Jane Austen Society: Novels,Movies & Quotes
Oh! I cant get enough of this fan made-video and this version of Pride and Prejudice!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j0h8UVPe3dk

http://bust.com/6-amazing-18th-century-lady-authors-who-aren-t-jane-austen.html

Frozen in Austen?

http://cnjjasna.blogspot.com/2015/02/jane-sighting-pride-v-prejudice-by-joan.html

Found via
Sarah Emsley:
“Jane Austen’s earliest writings are violent, restless, anarchic and exuberantly expressionistic. Drunkenness, female brawling, sexual misdemeanour and murder run riot across their pages”. – Kathryn Sutherland
http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1520420.ece

Pop quiz, who said the following quote and from which book??? I was surprised by the answer!
Elsie Snuffin (@ElsieSnuffin) tweeted at 8:15 AM on Fri, Feb 20, 2015:
“If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better.” ~JaneAusten

A “tasty” discussion of which characters go with which cupcake at In the Spirit of Jane

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club For Lydia…. https://www.facebook.com/LouisianaCookin/photos/a.72779864193.71219.42243309193/10153095508219194/?type=1&theater

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club Emma Woodhouse wants to join the party with Donwell Abbey picked…

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club In honor of the Crofts, Anne Elliot(not a big fan of her Captain but as long as she’s happy), William Price, etc http://data3.whicdn.com/images/9071237/large.jpg

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club Here’s my Marianne Dashwood cupcake….http://www.yourcupofcake.com/…/Pint-Confetti-Cupcake.jpg

From April Eksnam: Georgiana Darcy, and Marianne Dashwood: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/345932815099343976/

With something like this as the base: http://www.delish.com/…/violet-flower-cupcakes-recipe…
http://www.kailleyskitchen.com/…/rose-water-vanilla…/

From Hazel Mills: Controversial – Fanny Price – Sweet, but a drip. https://raisedfromscratchdotcom.files.wordpress.com/…

From Hazel Mills: Caroline Bingley https://www.flickr.com/photos/smallthingsiced/4060096971/
Hazel Mills: Wickham would be a Chocolate Chilli Cupcake. All smooth and sweet on the surface but with a nasty bite for some underneath!

In the Spirit of Jane Excellent, Hazel!

From April Eksnam http://www.askchefdennis.com/…/xocolatl-cupcakes-with…/

Xocolati Cupcakes (Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes)
For the most incredible chocolate experience…
ASKCHEFDENNIS.COM

In the Spirit of Jane Excellent find, April!

From April Eksnam: This could also fit him to. I think he came across “sweet as honey” (can’t get Mr. B’s line out of my head, “He simpers, and smirks, and makes love to us all”).
http://www.creative-culinary.com/jack-daniels-honey…/
Or this, because of the incorporation of “red”: http://natashaskitchen.com/…/cherry-surprise-honey…/

Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey Cupcakes with a Bourbon Drizzle…
In the Spirit of Jane Excellent thinking, April! Yes, sweet as honey on the outside but with a nasty, biting inside! I am most impressed!

More Cupcakes:
Sophie Andrews Hahahaha love it! A dry burnt flat cupcake would be Mr Collins!

April Eksnam: When I think of Mr. Collins I think of potatoes *lol*
Here’s one that might work for him: http://www.cupcakeproject.com/…/savory-potato-rosemary…

Sophie Andrews YES!

In the Spirit of Jane Oh, for Mr. Collins, it should be something like a turnip cupcake, Sophie, ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Hazel Mills My Mr Collins Sophie http://www.themaynards.org/…/clowns/clown_cupcakes.JPG


From April Eksnam: This might make a good one for Elizabeth (zestful, zingy, an acquired taste, and packs a little “punch” with its hidden center)! I haven’t made it yet, but I do so want to try it! http://traceysculinaryadventures.com/…/key-lime-pie…
*And sort of pairs well with Earl Grey– being bergamot is a citrus too
It could be swapped with lemons, and lemon curd!

I think this would suit Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightley, Capt. Wentworth, Col. Brandon: * http://www.foodmayhem.com/…/chocolate-cupcakes-with…
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From In the Spirit of Jane: Exactly, April! For Elizabeth Bennet, I was thinking lemon cheesecake…a bit tart, but with a hint of sweetness! Thanks for the link to the Earl Grey and chocolate cupcake…perfect for Edward Ferrars!

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