I go and start a new blog to fill with my projects and fun stuff, and then immediately have a hiatus as far as those are concerned!
I’ve been on a cleaning spree in anticipation of the new baby. I’m thinking it might be nesting, because it comes with a lot of irrational thoughts tacked onto the end of purely rational ideas.
“We should steam the carpets, before the baby comes.”
“I need to take our box fan apart and clean the blades, so we wont be blowing dirty air on the baby”
“We should detail clean the refrigerator.” (because babies spend SOO much time in the refrigerator, right??)
Perhaps you understand what I mean? Prior to recently I always thought about how certain tasks needed to be done, but now its BECAUSE of the baby, even if it doesnt impact the baby in the slightest.
But now, on to less hormonally charged topics.
In an attempt to do something blog worthy, I tried to photograph some of the steps as I was assembling a cake to bring to my family’s reunion this Saturday.
Whole wheat apple cake.
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. canola oil
1/2 t. salt
1 T cinnamon
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. shredded or chopped apple.
3/4 t. baking soda
1 . baking powder
8 oz. apple sauce.
Mix first 5 ingredients well
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine
Bake in a prepared pan for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
pipe caramel frosting around edge and fill with ooey gooey apple filling. (a conglomeration of chopped apples, a bit of butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and a teeny bit of instant pudding mix to thicken.)
Both layers of cake with filling inbetween. I realized it was terribly unlevel, so I leveled it the best I could, but then I needed to crumb coat it, ugh.
About as smooth as the icing was going to get for me. I’m rather impatient and not a great cake decorator.
and with some not so great piping..
caramel roses and leaves, eh. I wasnt too pleased with these actually.
and with pecans…
Hopefully it will be pretty tasty! My 21 month old has been running into the dining room and staring at the cake and exclaiming, “loook! Its a cake! yummy!!!”