Monday, June 27, 2011

Bachelorette Party Aftermath

Two weekend ago, I was lucky enough to be part of a bachelorette weekend for a special gal. It included some of my favorite things...time with friends that live near and excuse to eat and drink whatever I wanted to...and most importantly celebrating one of my best friends getting married!!

pool time 
there's the bride and yes, she is as pretty as she is wonderful 

In life, you must take time to celebrate the good stuff. And this is the good stuff. 

Somehow, and mind you I don't know how, but somehow, after the weekend was over. Robert and I's house was demolished. It looked liked 10 girls had stayed there, but it had just been me rushing in and out all weekend. Just some minor aftermath...small price to pay for a weekend 'o fun. 

Everything is all clean now except I had a bowl of home made teal icing leftover from the baking that I did for the bachelorette weekend. Why teal?? I was trying to make the icing look "not baby shower" icing. I don't know if I succeed in this. Nevertheless, I had this bowl of icing. Hmmm, what does one do with a bowl of icing!! 

Well, make a cake, course!! 

Incredibly inspired by this post on Friday, I wanted to do something that I had never done last weekend. Wondering if I should throw away that teal icing, I realized that I had never made a cake from scratch before. (Oh shoot, I did make a chocolate sheet type cake for Rhonda's birthday one year.) But never have I made a traditional layer cake like you see in the old movies. I have made cupcakes from scratch so that sort of counts, I've also made lots of stuff from the boxes. But never just a CAKE. I also wanted to make it for NO occasion. No event that I had to bring the cake to. I just wanted to make a cake. 

So....I did. Sunday afternoon, I measured and stirred and poured and it was a lot of fun. 

There is my No Reason Cake. My imperfect, no reason, teal cake. Birthed from the Bachelorette Party Aftermath. 

I used the Traditional Vanilla Cake recipe from the Magnolia cookbook. I think it turned out okay? I had a piece last night and one for breakfast this morning. Both times it succeeded in putting me into a sugar coma. It's soft which I like, so that was exciting! 

My biggest victory with the cake came this morning when Robert had the cake for breakfast. He texted me later that he loved it.  You must understand, Robert doesn't eat cake. Robert doesn't like cake. Robert didn't want a grooms cake at our wedding and if he HAD to have a grooms cake, he didn't want it to be University of Texas themed. 

our grooms cake. yeah....that didn't work out so well for him

Anyway, Robert's getting good at "comments to say to make your wife happy" or he truly liked my cake. 

Either way is okay, because I baked a cake and it was wonderful time. Doing something just because just might be my favorite reason to do something..... :)


Julia said...

you're bringing the rest of that tomorrow night, right?

alexis scarff said...

that is actually a wonderful idea! teal cake night at Bible study!! :)

Liz said...

Ohhh how I love your blog... :)

alexis scarff said...

Liz, my blog and me love you more :) :)