We quietly celebrated Mister Man's birthday on Friday. He wasn't down with the pomp and circumstance, preferring instead to tiptoe into his new year. So it was all about dinner (meat), drinks (beer), and cake (Boston Cream Pie - his request).
We went out for the dinner. I bought him the drinks (except for the delightful Mint Julips made by Miss Annie). And I baked the cake for him from scratch (including the custard). It even looked exactly like the photograph in the book!! Have a peek!
The cake in the foreground is the one that I baked with my own two little paws. The cake in the BACKGROUND is just a photograph from the best cake baking book a gal could own (a book that everyone who is seriously interested in baking cake should buy....It's called Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman, Peter Wynne, and Tina Rupp). I know you might have a difficult time distinguishing my masterpiece from the photograph, but there you have it.
Now allow me to reach around and give myself one big pat on the back.
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P.P.S. If it sounds like I'm gloating or boastful, I'm just kinda pleased as all get-out, cuz I've never tried making a chiffon cake with homemade custard!!! And I figger I've earned some bragging rights, what with all the whisking, folding, stirring, separating, and the most difficult thing about making this cake for an Aries like me: NOT OVERWORKING IT AT ANY STAGE.....