Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Classic Vanilla-Vanilla Cake

Hmm…well where do I start. I guess I start back at the end of January when baking went a little off to the side, not on the back burner, but let’s just say all my burners started being used. At the end of January, I started to really try and cook dinner for my husband and I every week night.  (Cue the tiny violin.)  We did it in an effort to try and save a little money, and let’s be real, just eat a little healthier.  That is not to say it isn’t fun; it’s really just that it takes some time. I have gotten about 95% better about meal planning since starting in January.  By that I mean, I literally write out a list of everything I need for the week, and try to get it all in one trip, generally right after Sunday spin class. (For a while there it got a little creepy when my phone knew my plans, and would let me know how long it would take me to get to Kroger.)

I do try to change things up week to week, so we both don’t get tired of eating the same things over and over again.  That being said, I most definitely still have the nights, where it has been one of those days, and I just don’t want to cook.  But cooking dinner takes time, especially when I don’t get home from spin class until about 7:35 p.m., and then need to shower and cook. (Cue tiny violin again) This just doesn’t leave a whole lot of baking time. (I have kind of transitioned from baking “therapy” to spin “therapy”.)  

However, over the past 8 months I have gotten to make some really fun cakes.  

There was a Washington Wizards Jersey cake…

 There was a baseball…