Friday, July 02, 2010
My baby is two!
I know I've been a bad blogger, even worse than usual. I never heard back about the townhouse and frankly what is the point of calling again? It would have been nice to get a phone call even if they weren't giving it to me, am I wrong?
So, in the meantime, poor Dan got the shaft and didn't get a real birthday party this year. We had cake and ice cream after dinner last night. I made a cake using this yellow cake recipe, but I added some melted bittersweet chocolate to a couple of cups of the batter, making it a marble cake. I used the reverse-creaming method again and at first I wasn't as thrilled as I was the last time I made that recipe but I had refrigerated the cake and it hadn't quite come to room temperature yet when we started eating it. At room temp I was pleased with the texture and flavor but it still didn't compare to my favorite chocolate cake recipe that I usually use for birthday cakes.
I did a buttercream transfer for Elmo, using purchased tubes of frosting for that and the other finishing touches. I used the Easy Buttercream recipe for the rest of the cake, adding some cocoa to about a cup or so of the frosting I put between the layers.
I've got no big plans this weekend so maybe I will get around to blogging the (small) backlog of recipes that I've built up recently.