Year of Cakes – Cake 1

I figured the best way to start would be to make a cake I wanted to eat. Then I stumbled across the craziest cake: a tree stump with an axe balanced on the blade. I knew there was NO WAY I could attempt anything like that, but it did point me in a direction for finding a cake recipe.

And that’s how I found the Artisan Cake Company, owned by Liz Marek. She also has the Sugar Geek Show, and I signed up for the free lessons, so I could see how to properly frost a cake. Her videos helped a lot, so I used her vanilla cake recipe, and her easy buttercream recipe to make my cake.

 

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The Year of Cakes

Back in 2014, I decided to make a cake. I wanted one for my house to eat, and decided to give one to my father, who had just had a birthday. I went to town, bought new cake pans, cake mix, and frosting.

This was the result.Cake - Top View

It doesn’t look too bad, does it? The yellow is the tub of frosting, the red is an aerosol frosting with a star tip, and you can just see the sprinkles I covered the sides with. It doesn’t look that bad.

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March Reading Log

March saw me reading 8 books, two on audiobook, and the rest as ebooks. I’d be lying if I said I thought I would read more. I spent almost all of March down with various illness, which all culminated in surgery on March 23rd to remove my gall bladder, appendix, and an appendage off my lower intestine. I spent most of the month not feeling up to doing more than sleep. Eight books is still plenty, and it puts me ahead of my reading challenge by 11 books.

The Legend of the Blue Eyes – B. Kristin McMichael

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