Friday, February 22, 2013
We Have Cake
During one of my third trimester energy spurts I decided that I wanted to make a birthday cake to take to the hospital for after baby girl is born. I had seen the idea somewhere and liked the concept of celebrating her first true birthday with a cake to share with family, friends and hospital staff.
I decided that I was going to make the cake from scratch versus my usual method of cake mix. I am not exactly sure why I decided to do this as I have complete faith in Betty and Hines's cake skills. I guess I just figured it would be more special if I did it myself.
There is a reason I don't really make cakes from scratch...
1) I don't actually like to bake. I like to cook but baking I can leave more than I take.
2) I am not much for following exact measurements. I like to round and estimate. This is actually kind of funny as this is a bit against my normal nature for most of my projects where I like to be pretty precise.
3) They tend to be a bit dryer than the box mixes and I do like me a moist cake.
I managed to get the layers made and frozen. I still need to make the frosting but I do have back-up store bought in case I go into labor before I get that done.
Logistics of this plan are still being worked out. In my mind I will be frosting the cake while in between contractions right before heading out the door. I suspect that this will not actually be how it goes down and it will be my Mom that ends up frosting the cake after baby girl has made her entrance into this world.
I looked around for a "0" candle for the top of the cake but all of them were either blue or red and looked pretty stupid. I decided to make a little paper flag bunting for the top.
We have plastic plates, forks, and a serving slicer all ready to go along with plastic champagne glasses for the sparkling cider. What I really will want is a glass of actual champagne but it is probably not advised with all of the meds (God willing I get an epi) I may have in my system. So sparkling cider it is!
Come out baby girl....we have cake!