Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Domestic Goddess Lives in Seattle: The Birthday Cake

The Domestic Goddess that Lives in Seattle is back again. This time with a birthday cake made for Abby. How lucky is she?! Personally I think her serious face in the picture above is just from the shock of how gorgeous the birthday cake is. Christy found the recipe, Golden Cake with Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting in The Gourmet Cookbook, edited by Ruth Reichl. I mean really, golden cake with chocolate sour cream? How could you not want to make that or eat it? Christy baked the cake portion of the recipe in 2, 9" round pans and split the layers all by herself. Only an architect like Christy or a surgeon with a steady hand could make those layers that perfect. I hear the frosting was rich, but they still ate it all anyway. I'm just wondering who in the family got to lick the bowl, the beaters and the spatula??? I'm still waiting for my cake slice in the mail. But if the cake is as good as it looks I'm sure it got lost in the mail or lost on its way to the post office!

Stay tuned:  The Domestic Goddess that Lives in Seattle will be making an appearance in Chicago! She's flying in this month so that her Chicago girl friends can celebrate her engagement with her! We'll have a weekend of eats and cocktails to share with you!

1 comment:

Lois Kim said...

Whoa! A quadruple layer cake?! That's definitely a cake built by an architect. And I'm admiring the smoothness of that frosting… Lucky lucky girl that Abby!