I. Made. This. Cake.
I did it, totally from scratch, and all by myself. It was so lucious, light and yummy! It may sound like I'm bragging, but you have to understand, I've never made a cake like THIS before, from scratch. This one is tripple layer white cake, from scratch, with yummy lemon curd type filling made on the stove and refrigerated. Ok, so in my case, it was put in the freezer, then almost frozen because I forgot about it - I had missed the "Let sit in fridge for 1.5 hours before using" component. The icing was unlike any I've ever seen before. It is made by whipping egg whites, sugar, vanilla etc together with an electric mixer, while cooking it over a double-boiler. Crazy! But what comes out is such scooshy, light wonderful icing. I have to say I felt a little like Martha. I think she would brand this cake "A good thing." The best part - it was from the "Cooking Light" cookbook! Excellent.
I LOVED baking this cake. Baking relaxes me at the best of time, but this was so fun. I had a glass of wine and chips and salsa while baking, and it was a whole afternoon - about 3 hours. Love it.
Off to do some more baking I think. I'm going to make some prosphora, do some cleaning and grocery shopping maybe. Read: NOT work, NOT think about stressful things. This stuff is all oddly therepeutic for me.
I'm refusing to post my rants about all the moving/visa/car/etc stress. This is, after all, a place for things I love and sometimes neglect. Stressing about the above is definately not something I love, nor is it something I neglect - it gets all-together too much of my time. So, off I go. Till later...
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