Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Make cake, everybody loves it

So, I don't have the kitchen set up yet, but I had a craving to make a cake. I suck at decorating them, but I love to play in the frosting anyway.

My MO is that a kitchen isn't really mine until I bake in it. I love to bake. So, straight from Duncan Hines, here it is, yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Weird yellow decorations. I took most of the cake to work and it was gone in 2 hours, beating out the 50 cent muffins (for charity purposes, ya know)

One little thing I didn't realize, since I hadn't used jar frosting on a layer cake before is that there isn't enough unless you are doing a smaller cake. I used 9" pans and barely had enough frosting to cover the cake thinly. Oh well next time I'll make the frosting from scratch.

Lemon cake, anyone? Practice makes perfect, anyway.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Home at last!

I moved in on June 27 and have been stumbling over boxes ever since. I love my new home, and yes, it is still a work in progress. I wasn't quite ready for the movers, so not all my stuff was packed. So I have been unpacking in the new place, schlepping back to the old place and getting more stuff, and schlepping it back here. Nina helped once when I asked.

Last week the old pink counters were ripped out, and yesterday they put in the granite! Oh wow look at my new kitchen!
It's still a work in progress, but WOW, just WOW.
Now to get all those boxes unpacked....