I could have spent my Saturday morning sleeping, reading a book, or soaking in a hot tub of bubbles.
Because the yankee's birthday was this week, I had promised him a carrot cake. So I got up at 7:00 a.m. and began to bake Big Bill's Carrot Cake. I made it into a sheet cake instead of the three layers and it turned out great. We shared it with our dance friends on Saturday night and they all loved it.
Because I am notorious for trying to multi-task, I also made this week's TWD recipe which was chosen by Holly of Phe/mom/enon . We are keeping this one for ourselves because I love chocolate and. . . I am selfish. Oh Lord it's hard to be humble… Thanks Holly - this was a delicious and very elegant cake.
For me and baking it is like this quote from Louisa May Alcott - "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Having read all the helpful comments on TWD, I knew to go to Starbucks to get my amarettini cookies and sure enough they had them. Thanks for all the tips ladies!
I couldn't help but think of Tanya over at Chocolatechic as I was pouring the glaze over the cake. I bet she was loving this week's choice because it was such ooey good chocolate. It's interesting how we read each other's posts each week and through that channel we begin to feel we actually do know each other.
This cake also reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Le Chocolat. Can any of us forget Johnny Depp in that movie? Just one taste was all it took. .. that was the motto of the story.
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