I love CAKE, it is my favorite dessert and believe me I have eaten (and enjoyed) plenty of cake in my lifetime…since it is my birthday, I thought this would be a great post to talk about cake and share some pictures of cakes made by a very close and dear friend of mine.
I recently had the distinct pleasure of being invited to attend a birthday celebration for a very special one year old girl.
I never go to an event like this empty handed and offered to do some baking. I got an enthusiastic reply that my baking would be greatly appreciated. I decided to bake some gourmet chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and make a pan of Rice Krispie squares. When I advised what I was bringing I got a squeal of excitement over the Rice Krispie squares and I actually laughed out loud thinking to myself really?? You are more excited about a non-bake easy to make treat over a delicious “made from scratch” gourmet cupcake.
The picture above was the first batch of test cupcakes – pardon the crumbs, these were the only three that made it out alive to the picture taking stage…my volunteer taste testers gave the thumbs up.
As a Canadian Gal, I am used to the cold and snow. Over here on the Atlantic side, we have become accustomed to a milder winter. In fact, it was something like 12C on Christmas Day, but we seem to be paying the price for that now:(
I wonder to myself (or maybe out loud)when will this winter, which is much like the ones of my childhood, ever end? I am an avid downhill skier but the thought of strapping on those fiberglass boards to my ski boots and hurling myself down a mountain, in this bone numbing cold, with the snow whipping in my face, nah it just isn’t doing it for me this year.
As I sit here sipping on my hot chocolate, gazing out my window, realizing I am all warm and cozy in my onesie, (yes I am a grown woman who wears a onesie) I ponder the question, have I become a winter whimp?
After another delightful sip, I sit down, find the remote, click on the weather channel and think, wow it must really suck to live in other parts of the world right now… ah I guess I don’t have it so bad afterall.
The moral of this is story ….