So, there was a lot of this….. (30 loaves, at last count. What hasn’t been gifted away has been safely stashed in the cold box, waiting for its day to come.)
Which led to a bunch of this.
While the hubs was out of town last week, I sanded and primed this. (It was built a few weeks ago, during another of hubbie’s business trips, under the tutelage of a brilliant and generous friend. It will be a bookcase/window seat for Ming Wai when it’s done. Plans are here. We modified it to make it 4’ long.)
There was a bit of this, which I will tell you more about later. It turned out so cute!!
And of course, some of this. My own little Siu Jeun went and turned 2. I made him Dorie Greenspan’s Devils Food Whiteout Cake. It met with mixed reviews….but mostly meh. Which is a real shame! I think the chocolate was just a little too chocolate for us. Don’t let that discourage you, though. If rich, dark chocolate flavor is your thing…this is the cake for you! I think with some tweaking, this could be a very welcome addition to my party cake repertoire! It looks so very impressive when it is sliced open.
(Sorry for the photo quality. It was snapped, in the dark, with my Dad’s iPhone. Still…not bad for in the dark, with an iPhone! He had just blown the candle out, which is why he looks so thrilled. There’s a cake! On his high chair! And it’s CAKE! And there was FIRE! And now there’s NOT! And did I mention the CAKE?!)