Monday, May 22, 2006

And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

Cake-baking day. Everyone knows that the thing you need most of all, when baking a cake, is a double-shot latte.

And, you know, a recipe. From Eat Cake.

Not to mention a very --- helpful --- helper....

And someone else to do the pan prep, since it took longer than mixing the cake batter!

The batter that looked like cat sick.

But that baked up into a delicate little cake.

That everyone devoured.

Even Segundo who really does not have much of a sweet tooth.

And the adults? More or less licked their plates clean.


Carolyn said...

So, are you sharing the recipe? LOL

blackbird said...


Amy said...

So let them eat cake!!

Great cake, and great photos!

kilowatthour said...

recipe, please!

Joke said...

Who knew you could get all Scriptural like that?

That looks like it'd go swell at tea.


Paula said...

Yes, please share the recipe.

BabelBabe said...

Joke - have we forgotten my twelve years of fundamentalist Baptist education?

I Kings 19:6. Because I know you and SL want to know, if you don't already. Elijah. Ahab. And the wench Jezebel.

Will post recipe tomorrow, or when I have my copy of the book. I lent it to Gina to read.

Peg said...

I'm a little surprised you didn't say, "Um, read the book, people."

(After this post I requested it from the library.)

BabelBabe said...

you know, Peg has a point...Read the book. people.
Eat Cake, by Jeanne Ray.

Although it was a very lovely book, it doesn't quite fit into the realm of me making the world read it, like, say, Stones from the River, does. so I'll post the recipe too.

Sarah Louise said...

Yeah, I knew it was Elijah being fed by the angels because Jezebel was hunting for him.

(aside: did blackbird change her bird picture?)

But I didn't have the exact chapter and verse stored in my brain.

Which, btw, apropos to nothing, is the exact story I need to be mindful of today...So, thanks BB!

(Bet you never thought someone would thank YOU for posting a verse!)

Hey, it's the end of the world as we know it--a new world order is on the horizon.

Oh, and the dif between me and BB: I think Eat Cake is a book I'd have everyone read. Stones in the River is not light reading. I believe in light reading.

(Although Babs and I do share a love of Holocaust survivor literature.)

So here's my commercial: Read Eat Cake. It's the most delightful book I've read about unemployment and decrepit (and divorced) parents living in one's house.

Surfing Free said...

Cake baking day sounds like my favourite day :) It's a winner when kids eat all the cake. My girls are still stuck in that stage where the cake is just the place holder for the icing.

Suse said...

That pistachio cake looks similar(ish) to my hazelnut cake. Which you can see on my last post on the kitchen bench.

Joke said...

Can we lure Gina back online with cake?


PS My WVW is "nevaw" which is not an encouraging answer.

Paula said...

Okay, I requested the book from the library!

Sarah Louise said...

Please come back Gina!

Lazy cow said...

I want to bake with you! Craving cake now.