Today is my beloved’s 29th Birthday! It’s 7:30, and I’ve already baked 6 dozen Snickerdoodle cookies for him to take to work, made a massive sausage/onion/pepper omelet for his breakfast, and have a from-scratch cake in the oven as we speak. Me and the girls in my belly are sitting down to rest, and blog. The timer is set for 20 mins… ready set go.
Since we have commitments this evening, we celebrated Nick’s day of birth yesterday. Due to the fact that we share a bank account, and Nick is vigilant about budgeting, spreadsheet-ing, and checking our online back account everyday, I have to wait until the last minute to do his Birthday shopping. So in the morning, I darted to Waterloo (1+ hours away) and picked up a few things for my loved one. Then I worked at the clinic all afternoon, and came home… wrapped presents, made bubble pizza for his birthday-meal-of-choice. SIGH… Probably unnatural for being in my 3rd trimester with twins, but it’s his birthday! And I choose to muster up the energy. I love that boy. He’s the father of my children! (I’ve always wanted to say that).
Each year after Nick’s birthday, I begin keeping my eye out for delicious cakes to make for him the next year, and I save them in the drafts folder of my email. Remember last year when I attempted to make this obnoxiously colorful cake? It was pretty… but it tasted like, well, nothing. That’s right, it tasted like nothing. The best thing that came out of that experience was the great photo I took of my messy batter bowls.
This year… right now, I’m baking this cake from I Am Baker:
And there’s a strong possibility it won’t turn out. It’s my first time baking a cake from scratch. And the fudge/crushed Oreo business may very well turn into a messy disaster. But I will persist.
What’s that layer in the middle you ask? It’s chocolate covered cherries. The cordial kind.
Update: the cake was a success. SO delicious. However the cut slices didn’t look as perfect as the ones in the example photos. How do you cleanly slice through cake AND cordial cherries?? Maybe I should have heated up the knife somehow? Anyway, there are pictures, but I may just share the whole cake experience on another day. This cake requires an immediate nap after consuming. Over and out.