Wednesday, July 25, 2007
It might look okay in this picture, but this cake gave me fits. All three of the layers were raw in the middle, but of course I didn't realize that until I tried to remove them from the pans and all but the middle came out of each one. (@#$%!) I made the cake anyway and just scooped up the middles of each layer with a spatula and plunked them down to cover the hole before I iced it. When I got finished, there was a crater in the middle of the cake, but I just iced over it. It doesn't look good, but it tastes good if you take out the goopy part, which is only about two bites of each piece. That's why you didn't get a picture of the whole cake. I'm embarassed to say I made it. It looks like a first grader did it.
The icing turned out well, even though there wasn't enough to ice the entire cake. (Again, (@%#$!) Why doesn't anybody make an icing recipe that makes enough icing without having to scrimp? I swear, I'm never make another icing recipe without doubling it.
Anway, I didn't use the normal cream cheese icing that most people use on Red Velvet Cake. I used a new one I've never made before. I like it because it's not too sweet.
Whipped Cream Frosting
5 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Whisk flour into milk and cook on top of the stove until it's very thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Mix butter and sugar until creamy; add vanilla. Add cooled flour mixture to butter mixture and whip on high speed for 10 minutes. Voila! Remember to double this recipe or be prepared to be annoyed.
No word from Dr. Hamn or my insurance company about the surgery. I'm afraid to call so I'm just trying to be patient and wait.
My mom and sister are going out of town tomorrow morning. If work stays slow, I'm going to take my dad to the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. He's been wanting to go, so this seems like a good time. We'll probably only stay an hour or so. He said he's never been in a casino in his life, and he's 73 years old so it's about time, wouldn't you say? I haven't told him of my plan yet. Guess I'll call him tonight and see if he wants to go.
I'm gonna take a nap. I wore myself out making another cake for Barnaby to take to his poker game tonight. It's just a boring Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake. I wish I could eat some before he takes it away. I guess I'll just settle for red goo.