birthdays are for baking

24 Mar

tonight i got to celebrate a dear friend, and stretched myself to try something i’ve never done:

bake.a.cake.

without a box. without duncan, martha, or betty by my side. it was an exhilarating experience complete with homemade icing in all of its powdered sugar goodness.

i’ll spare you pictures of the 900 bowls, spoons, and spatulas it took me to get the job done, but i’m pretty pleased with the result:

yummingbird cake

and i think libby was too :)

older and sweeter

if you have friends and they have birthdays, may i recommend this delicious cake? the recipe calls for two layers of hummingbird wonderment, but i was equal parts scared to layer and controlling our portions. enjoy!

check out the recipe for hummingbird cake via food network magazine

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5 Responses to “birthdays are for baking”

  1. Lacy March 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    look at you being all creative with that ribbon “L”. You’ve got plenty of navy ribbon to spare, don’t you? :)

  2. emily rose March 25, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    mmm and it was so good, too! you throw a mean birthday party abs :)

  3. Jacklyn Johnston March 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Yeah! Love it! I’m going to have to try this recipe. We should open a bakery.

  4. Libby March 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    You did a stupendous job! It was delicious!
    High rollin now! I made the blog! woop wooooop :)

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