Let Them Eat Cake...But Not Mine

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is my birthday cake.

Usually my Smart Man goes to one of our local bakeries and buys me a cake for my birthday, but this year he decided to try and make me one. He's never really baked anything, and was a bit apprehensive about it.

We cut into it last night, and it was really quite tasty.

Thanks, Smart Man! Hmmm.....cake.

14 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

Is that German Chocolate?

kimby said...

Great Job Smart Man!
My own Geeky-Guy is NOT a cook. By ANY stretch of the imagination. But every year, he tries to bake a cake for me...it is better than any gift he could buy.

Nathan said...

And why, prey tell, are there little caltrops liberally sprinkled about the cake surface?

Janiece Murphy said...

Yes, german chocolate. My favorite!

The caltrops are toothpicks to keep the tin foil from sucking the frosting off when you uncover it.

Jim Wright said...

Ack, why in the name of all that is holy would you ruin, RUIN, a perfectly good chocolate cake with the addition of fucking coconut? Why? Why? Why?

:::shudders::::

But, yeah, cool that he actually made you a cake.

Janiece Murphy said...

Hmmm...Coconut!

Random Michelle K said...

Regarding the toothpicks, if that's a pyrex dish, they make lids for those pans. They're rather nice, and allow you to place things on top of the pan, which is nice when you're refrigerating something.

Just so you know.

Nathan said...

I'm with Jim on the coconut...vile stuff, it is. But then again, it's your cake.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, it's a pyrex. Does the lid taller than the pan edge? Because most of our cakes are taller than the edges...

Jeri said...

I like German chocolate - and I do like coconut and nuts. But I love dark chocolate without that doggone caramel stuff. ;)

Chocolate cake with chocolate kahlua ganache filling and a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream on the side. Mmmm....

Yeah for the Smart Man! He did good. :)

Nathan said...

I bought some plastic pans that you can actually bake in and they have lids to put on for leftovers. (Only about 1/4 inch taller than the pan edge, though.)

I looked at them and said, "we're having lasagna this week".

Random Michelle K said...

Janiece, excluding right at the edge, the lids are higher than the edge of the pan.

I've found mind at Corell stores at outlet malls.

They make 'em for the rectangular pans as well. It's really nice to be able to stack things when you've got lots of pans.

MWT said...

I have a metal baking pan that came with a plastic lid. The lid isn't that much taller than the top of the pan, but it isn't flat, either.

Anne C. said...

How awesome is the Smart Man? VERY! Please send him my congratulations. :)