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Birthday weekend

My brother and sister came to visit this weekend to help me usher in the big 3-0. We had such a blast, and I couldn’t have planned a better birthday. Andy and Andrick gave me a gorgeous framed photo of the two of them, which made me cry. And that made me realize, oh great, … Continue reading

Yellow birthday cake

When Andy told me he wanted yellow cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday, my mind went straight to a box. But I thought no, surely somebody out there has a killer recipe for yellow cake from scratch. Thank goodness the SmittenKitchen came through for me! This recipe worked perfectly. The cake is crumbly and … Continue reading

The cake-baking experience

On the whole, my double-chocolate layer cake turned out ok. It wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t a complete disaster either, so I think that counts for something. If you should ever attempt the recipe (linked above), here are a few things I learned. First of all, this cake tasted far better than any other from-scratch … Continue reading

Birthday cake

I’m about to attempt a baking challenge: making my husband’s chocolate birthday cake from scratch. Now, I’m not much of a baker. I make a huge load of cookies every Christmas, and a few other things here and there, but in general I stick to cooking. I’m also sort of a go-big-or-go-home baker (perhaps why … Continue reading