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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baking A Cake

I'm looking to bake a cake in the next few days.  I've baked plenty of basic sheet cakes, but I want to get outside of my comfort zone and do something a little fancier--no boxes or pre-made icing.  Goodness, I think the last time I made a layered cake was in high school.

So I've been doing some research on cakes and here are some that have caught my eye:

 First thing's first.  I love red velvet cake.  This one looks pretty good and the recipe calls for healthier substitutes.


 So pretty, right?
 My husband loves chocolate cake.  I just need to substitute the vanilla icing for chocolate and he'd be in cake heaven.

My good friend, Amanda, makes some amazing cakes that, once you get past feeling guilty for destroying the work of art and taste it, you want to keep eating!  I keep telling her she should consider starting her own business because they're just that good.  Anyway, I have no preconceived notions that my cake(s) will be nearly as tasty or as beautiful as Amanda's, but I'm ready to experiment.  Hmm...maybe the word experiment should be excluded from my baking vocabulary.

Oh, and if anyone out there is worried I may devour this all by myself, don't fret--I'm bringing it to a Bible study fellowship event. 

Do you all have any favorite cake recipes you're willing to share?  Feel free to share them and I'll feature you in my post about the cake!  You can email all recipes to:  theforeigndomestic@gmail.com.


  1. The red velvet cake looks delicious.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  2. Kirsten when I saw the red velvet cake, my first thought was, oh my this girl can cook! It is a perfect slice and I was going to ask for it! LOL. I suppose that will teach me not to jump ahead, huh? Your husband is not the only one who loves chocolate cake! Love Loretta

  3. Oh this is danger so close to dinnertime! I would gladly eat any of those cakes. Love red velvet. I made the mistake one year of having my mixer set too fast when I added the red food coloring and well it kind of looked like my kitchen was better suited for a Halloween horror movie than Christmas!

  4. I'm so going to have to try the red velvet, I love red velvet!


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