Wednesday, July 02, 2014

By Request

The Captain bugged me for three days to make this cake. I had strict instructions to make a chocolate sheet cake and white icing, which is weird -- the white part -- because he's such a chocolate lover through and through.  Anyway, here it is...

I used the Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe because...

...it always turns out perfectly, like above.
Perfectly-done with no lumps or bumps in 20 minutes sharp.

I know, boring white, right?
I just wasn't that into it or I'd have decorated it somehow to make it more interesting. A sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa would have been good.

Icing:
1 stick of soft, unsalted butter
About 3 to 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
About 1/4 cup of milk or until you get the consistency you want
1 tsp vanilla extract



"This is exactly what I wanted," he exclaimed, as he happily walked off with his coffee and plate of cake.

My opinion:  It's better with the chocolate frosting, but if you need something to decorate, this is the perfect canvas for it.


I'm on the last outer rounds of the doily. I'm in love with it. I know it's going to be my favorite so far. I can tell just by how happy it makes me to work on it. Don't you love a project like that? I'm stupidly giddy when I look at it.

I'm off to go work on it for an hour or so before I try to figure out what I'm making for dinner. I just realized I never got dressed today. I'm still in my jammies and look a fright. Guess I'd better do something about that too.

See ya.