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March 12, 2005

apple spice cake!

thanks to everyone for the suggestions!

i decided that the lemon custard would be too complicated... this week, i need simple.

flipped through joy of cooking... decided apple spice cake looked easy enough and sounded like just the sort of thing she'd like. it's supposed to be done as a single 8×8 square cake, but i doubled it and made three round layers. a simple square cake isn't a proper birthday cake! they recommended white frosting but i thought cream cheese sounded better. oh, but i had to modify the frosting recipe; it needed waayyyy more cream cheese.

what can i say? somewhere along the line, i learned how to bake :) it's ironic. at least i can make nice birthday cakes for other people. the cake turned out extremely well, incredibly moist and yummy, and cream cheese frosting was just the right choice.

both of my brothers were there and conversation was, of course, lively. wayne made homemade pasta with sambuca sauce, and homemade bread. it was supercarbalicious!

in case you can't tell, i'm in a good mood. the weather was warm today and i had a good time with the fam.

Posted by lisa at March 12, 2005 11:05 PM | TrackBack


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