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Monday, March 3, 2008

Height Happy Birthday Cake

it was JAB's bday last week and in true Angry Asian-obnoxious fashion, i tried to stretch it out for the week. i met him at his pool league thinger after my volleyball game, took him out to dinner at Ruth Chris, we had a birthday bash at a bar in Federal Hill AND i decided to bake him a cake. i'm not a baker, Kelcy is the the one who fiddles around with flour and measuring cups in our relationship. i hate dealing with exact measurements and inflexibility of the some of the ingrediates. besides, i just don't know if Baltimore is big enough for another baker when we've already got Duff of Ace of Cakes.

i got the recipe from Barefoot Contessa's Ina Garten. i watched the eppy where she made this cake and it was so cute. Recipe for
Height Happy Cake .

i baked the cake Thursday night. i'm not cool like kelcy and i don't have a red kitchenaid mixer, i just have a rinky dink handheld mixer. in fact, so rinky dink that it broke mid-mix.
i had to haul ass to cvs for a replacement mixer, in the cold, late in the evening. on top of that, grandma in cali decides to call and chat about my upcoming trip to asia. cute, really cute. but my new $10 mixer is pretty good tho!

Dinner was Friday night so Saturday, i spent the day making the icing and cleaning. my initial goal was to make the icing as smooth as possible but then i realized that that takes a lot of time and effort, both of which i lacked.

when i stacked all the layers and iced over them, rather sloppily, i tooled around with the pampered chef icing contraption. just four rings of flowers seemed easy and pretty enough. that was that.







2 comments:

  1. i think Duff will be sending spies to see what's going on. he'll feel threatened once word of this cake hits the streets.

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  2. i think Duff will be sending spies to see what's going on. he'll feel threatened once word of this cake hits the streets.

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