Budsie is 11 months old today – madness! In celebration of this momentous occasion, A., Budsie and I are off to other A.’s and rockin’ KM’s house for dinner.
Ok, so maybe we had the dinner plans before I remembered that he was 11 months old.
But still! It’s a big day. And I want to make a cake. The problem is, I rarely make good cakes. I’ve made one, ONE, that I was proud of (chocolate peanut butter awesomeness for the lovely LG). The rest have all been dry as dust and bland. But I really wanted good cake and the chocolate peanut butter awesomeness cake is a) a LOT of work and b) too expensive to make on a regular basis. Hmmm.
While I was considering this dilemma yesterday, I happened across Ms. VonDoom’s post about beet cake. Yummy, I thought. Then about 15 minutes later, the groceries arrived and low and behold, beets! AND a recipe for beet cake (the groceries come with recipes – having groceries delivered continues to rock my socks). I considered this a sign from whoever sends these things. Clearly I was meant to make beet cake.
So that’s today’s resolution: try my hand at a new cake with beets and see if I can better my cake baking resume. Other A. and rockin’ KM are good food sports so if it doesn’t turn out, no matter. But I really hope it does.