Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Keeping Up With Things
Life has been especially interesting lately. I have been driving back and forth to Los Angeles a lot in the past month to handle moving my father to a dementia care facility, dealing with all of the exciting things that come with doctors and the federal government, and the craziness of my own personal life on top of that. Why no, I haven't had much time to bake cakes or post on my blog lately, thank you very much. Not that it hasn't kept me from feeling guilty about it.
Actually, I have been baking cakes. Just this past Sunday I made two cakes for the cleaning crew at our church as a special "Thank you." The first one was a lemon lime cake with a pineapple curd filling and topping. The cake called for a can of 7up of all things! It was really tasty, and I'll have to use the homemade pineapple curd again sometime.
The second cake was a little white cake with chocolate ganache. I was trying a new white cake recipe that uses a white cake mix, sour cream, and almond flavoring among other things. It turned out pretty nice, but I might keep trying other recipes. The ganache was pretty cool and I'm surprised I've never tried it before because it was really easy. The cookbook says it translates into French as, "old fool," as in any old fool can make it. I resemble that! I'll have to try it with different types of chocolate to see what I prefer in terms of taste and consistency.
So I'm still keeping my hand in it, I'm just having a hard time finding the opportunity to write about cakes as often as I would like! I'll keep on baking as often as possible and write about the cakes whenever I can. Making cakes is a really cool way of making other people happy!