Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I had my cake and ate it too...
But I didn't make it! When I saw this month's Daring Baker's challenge, I thought the cake sounded fantastic. However, I decided to sit out this month. Partly because it's so hot here right now and heat and buttercream don't mix well! The other reason I chose to sit it out is that Hubs is still gone. I love cake but I really don't need a whole one (or even half) for myself!
I mentioned in my last post that my birthday was this month. Just a few days ago actually. When I read this recipe at the beginning of the month, I thought this was the perfect birthday cake. I considered making it for my birthday, but who wants to make their own cake?? Besides my mom mentioned making some sort of birthday dessert. That was fine with me and I didn't have to make it.
My younger sister R. and brother-in-law J. came to spend my birthday with me. They live about 4 hours away from me and came for the week-end. Imagine my surprise when they show up carrying a large insulated bag containing a cake. I have another sister(I have 4 sisters:) P that lives near R. P is also a Daring Baker and she couldn't come for my birthday but sent the cake. And not just any cake, but a Pecan Gateau with Praline Buttercream! The cake from this month's challenge. Divine! Check it out on her site here.
So I guess that sometimes you do get to have your cake and eat it too! Thanks P for making such a special cake and making my birthday even better!
Check out all the other daring bakers cakes and I promise to join in next month!