Sunday, March 25, 2012
Time is ticking. Has anyone else noticed the clock on the right side of the page? Just in case you didn't, it says THIRTEEN DAYS! AAH!!!!!
So 9 cakes to bake in 13 days. And I'm taking 18 hours of upper level classes this semester with tests coming up in almost all of them. And believe it or not I do have a social life. Again, AAHHH!!!
So the question is, am I going to finish on time? Should I extend the deadline to remove the stress or still shoot for it?
For some reason I really want to finish on time. I've worked so hard on this all year long and I want to reach the goal that I set for myself. And honestly, it's only 9 cakes.
But then again, it's 9 whole cakes. that's 10% of the project. I really enjoy baking but I don't want these 9 cakes to be absolutely miserable because I'm trying to whip them out really quickly. I would have to have a baking marathon this weekend and Easter weekend in order to finish.
So thoughts anyone? Should I try to finish on time or extend the deadline?
Friday, March 23, 2012
The weather in Oxford has been amazing this week (minus a bit of pollen and a day of rainfall) so a bunch of friends came over to sit on the trampoline this afternoon. I brought out the banana refrigerator cake that I made last night and it was absolutely perfect for the sunny afternoon.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
When I was in kindergarten, I had a friend named Anna who had a Pocahontas birthday party. I got an invitation and was so excited because it was a dress up party and that meant that I could wear my favorite dress--my Pocahontas dress. My mom was concerned that Anna was supposed to be the only Pocahontas so of course she called Anna's mom just to check. Her mom was so sweet and assured her that it would be just fine! We're good ol' Mississippi folk down here- no one would never say no to a kid wearing a Pocahontas dress. I happily wore my Pocahontas dress and life went on just fine.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Great cake, bad timing (silly Lent).
My time is ticking so that means I have cake sitting around all the time with the push to get the made. As a result I halved the recipe for the devil's food cake. It was a delicious cake but I am really glad that I halved it because, like I said, I feel like I have cake pouring out of my house.
I didn't have any dried sour cherries or cognac so I decided to add some Chambord to the ganache instead of the cherry cognac. It was a good decision.
This cake, second to the Chocolate Feather Bed, is one of the most chocolatey cake in the book. it has 99% cacao chocolate as well as cocoa powder with some light brown sugar and sour cream. The cake itself is moist and thickly chocolatey while the ganache tastes like chocolate fudge. Yum!
Everyone in my life now seems to be on a diet so I ended up throwing the leftovers away this afternoon. I just realized that I should brought some to my friend Kesha (shout out to her for her faithful blog reading) but too late. Maybe next time!
I'm almost down to the single digits in the cakes! I can't believe I've made it this far. I REALLY want to finish on time but its definitely going to be a push...
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
I'm on a how-many-cakes-can-i-make-without-going-crazy kick so here's my second cake of the weekend (more to come). This actually might be one of the best cakes I've made in awhile. It was incredibly moist with the perfect amount of spice.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I started to make these almost every day this week but it didn't actually work out until last night. It's been an incredibly busy week with midterms but I did well and now they are behind me! Hooray!
But the most exciting new is that my strawberries flowered and my tulips are about to bloom!!! No lie. I haven't killed them and so it's time to celebrate.