|I couldn't resist taking a picture of the beautiful blueberries I had for breakfast the other day.|
I've been baking for twenty years or so. I started with sugar cookies, and moved on to pies. One thing I've never baked though is a cake. Sure, I've used boxed mixes, with mixed results, but I've never done one from scratch. (except for a Scottish Sultana cake...but that's more of a coffee cake).
We're having a little lunchtime party for my friend's birthday tomorrow, and I get to make the cake! Using the most gourmet recipe I know of, from the Eat, Shrink, and be Merry cook book. I was quite nervous about trying to make a cake with two bouncy preschoolers in the house, but I manged to get all three layers baked with none falling! I'm quite happy with how the baking turned out! I'll do the frosting tomorrow morning. That's the part I had trouble with for Juliana's first birthday cake, and the reason why she ended up with a Dairy Queen cake instead. Wish me luck! I'll post a final picture of the cake, good or bad, tomorrow.
I was updating my Facebook page as I baked, and a friend told me something I never knew about baking. Did you know that all ingredients should be at room temperature before being mixed together? How have I not learned this sometime in the past twenty years?
I'd love to hear some more baking tips! Please share your favourites in the comments!