Thursday, July 24, 2008

If you ever come to visit....

I'll bake you a cake! Well, if time allows. haha I don't bake often because I'll eat it and I can't afford any more hiney than I have already but a friend, Carolyn is here in California visiting. I met her about 7 years ago at a retreat organized by an online group. She landed last night and my friend Sherrie went and picked her up. She will be staying with Sherrie since I am a working stiff and Sherrie is a kept woman. LOL
I wanted to make a cinnamon bundt cake but the only recipe I had was for a pumpkin one. I got online and found this recipe. So, when I got off work, I headed to the grocery store for flour and some things I was out of. And so it began....cinnamon, flour, yada, yada, yada.

It called for sifting the dry ingredients so I had to bend, squat, reach and tug to find my sifter waaay down under the cupboard. I only use it at Christmas time but it was worth digging for it. The dry ingredients were light as a cloud when I finished sifting. Hmm, you think that's why they have you do it? LOL The recipe was easy to follow. I will retype it for my personal use though. I don't premeasure ingredients because I don't have that many measuring cups. I was getting frustrated flipping the pages back and forth from ingredients to instructions so pulled out the staple. I made sure to hold on to it securely and get it in the trash. I could imagine someone biting down on THAT at dessert time!!! So here's the finished product...

Man, the house smelled yummy when it was baking. Mmmmmm. The bundt pan I have is old. One of those orange metal jobbies from the 60's probably. I got it from my MIL Betty's things when she passed away. It works and I think of her every time I use it so I guess I won't find a replacement anytime soon.
You know, my sister was over a few weeks ago when we took the classes at Camp Watchapatcher and I didn't bake her a cake. Shhhhh! If she sees this post, she's going to let me have it. LOL

4 comments:

jona said...

Oh man!! You should not be showing us all these cakes. We are going to start knocking your door down to get in!
I love the smell of cinnamon in the house when I'm baking. It's so cozy.

Angela said...

I want cake.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that cake looks so good. I could go for a slice of that right now!!!!!!!1

Conni said...

What a beautiful presentation of your cake!! Did you save me a piece!!!! He-he!!