Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Let them eat cake
I love baking. The end product is yummy, the batter is yummy, and it makes your house smell yummy. My newest obsession seems to be cakes. With berries. It's a summer thing I guess. I made this most recent cake for a friend's birthday today and I have to say, it came out pretty good. This is the second cake I've made from scratch. It's a little more time consuming than one out of a box, but there's no preservatives and they're damn good! Plus you can improvise way more. Although boxed cakes are good too.
This little baby was just two plain white layers with strawberries and blackberries pureed with a little fresh orange juice in the middle. The icing was my favorite part. It was cream cheese icing (yummy by it's self, I'll have to share the recipe sometime) but I added a little (okay, maybe a lot) of orange zest. WIN. It was delish. Threw some berries on top and it was done.
I'm a fan of baking cakes. And eating them.