Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday Sweets

(Image from Family Circle magazine)

I have been on a recent recipe quest at my house. I'm earnestly trying to get out of my food rut and setting out to try new things. I have an especially soft spot for all things dessert. I think this is an inherited affinity: my mom's family, especially her dad and her Grandma Smith, had a major sweet tooth (this doesn't bode well with the diabetes that also runs in the family...).

Back to the story. I found a lovely, lemony cake recipe in Family Circle. It looked so wonderful and light, so I decided to try it out.

Andrew helped mix and measure. We had fun baking together. It came out of the oven smelling wonderful. Then I made the frosting. With lemon juice and butter and powdered sugar, we created a heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth topping. The recipe said to wait until the cakes were cooled to mix the frosting...

Patience isn't one of my strong suits. Believe me, I'm working on it.

We had to transport the warm cake over to my parent's house so that we wouldn't be late for dinner. The frosting was starting to melt in our hot car, so I threw it in the fridge at my parent's house.

I waited a while and thought the cakes were cooled and frosted them up. They weren't cool enough and by the time I transported the cake into the fridge, it was sliding in the cake keeper.

Not a good thing.

The happy part is, even though this cake turned out looking more like a "Cake Wreck" than a true "Sunday Sweet", it still tasted fabulous!

Here's to trying new things, even if they don't turn out perfect the first time. And here's to another life lesson on why we need patience in this wonderful world we live in!

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure I've done that once or twice too. Patience isn't one of my strengths. :) But the best part about dessert is that, no matter how funny it may look, it always tastes great!