Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quadruple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Warning this post is only minimally about the delicious bundt cake above...

Sometimes you just have to look up to enjoy pure beauty.

Or look at things from a different perspective.

This post is a little about life and a lot more personal...Last week was Northern California among the Redwoods and with delicious wine, this week it's Alexandria and the last full week of March will be Dallas...for me that is.  For my husband, last weekend was Austin, TX, this "long" weekend Florida, next week New York. We will meet somewhere in the middle though with the 8 nights/days we are in the same city.  I wouldn't normally chat about Charles and our relationship that much here in my little baking space, but this month I thought I would give him a shout's a pretty significant month for us anyways, not than anyone reading this really cares.  As the story goes...10 years ago on February 28th we had our first date while watching the Oscars and a month later (March 28th) the "titles" were official.  Granted we had a break/brief hiatus in there, but we just won't count that alright?  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One special birthday cake...butterscotch chip with butterscotch frosting

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of making my nephew's, 6th birthday cake.  This cake took one Uber car ride to the airport, one airplane flight, a couple more car rides until it made its way from D.C. to the bowling alley in Charlotte.  The tricky thing, you know besides all of the different modes of transportation, was that the cake weighed at last 15 joke.  This was a pretty big cake to take on an airplane.  It was two 9" x 13" inch vanilla cakes with butterscotch chips layered on top of one another, with a thick layer of butterscotch frosting between the layers and coating the outside.  Plus, some fondant so I could have this birthday cake be extra special.  It was definitely a hit, and the best present I could have given my nephew.  My sister-in-law even called it the "Best cake EVER."  So, if you like butterscotch as much as my nephew, Cameron, then give this cake a try and enjoy! (P.S. you can totally make this as cupcakes, or as a simple three layer 9" round cake.)