I like it so far. If it turns out really nice I wouldn't mind making another. I usually don't have success hooking the same pattern twice. It my notorious short attention span - I lose interest quickly once its done.
Now, as promised, here is the Gumdrop Cake recipe. I can't believe how many of you commented that you had never heard of this cake. It is such a staple this time of year around here. I did ask a few more questions about the mystery of the green gumdrops.
Some of the family say that the green gumgrops have a stronger minty flavor than the other colors and that may be why she didn't use too many.
Susan suggested that green candies make you amorous........LOL Well I don't know about that but I doubt that was Grandma's reason for omitting them. She thought my grandfather was the "cats pyjamas" so if Susan's theory was true, she would have used ALL green.
Here is the recipe:
1 cup butter or margarine
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp each vanilla, lemon, almond extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
16 ounces gumdrops - cut in half or thirds
(save 1/2 cup of the flour to toss the gumdrops in - otherwise the gumdrops will all sink to the bottom)
Bake at 325 for an hour and a half.
Try it - you'll like it.