I love baking. I love to bake cookies, cakes, cupcakes, breads, rolls, and many more. Since having David I hadn’t been baking or cooking much until the beginning of July. Since beginning of July I have been consistently cooking dinner and started enjoying baking during his afternoon naps.
It could have been awaken due to my favorite magazine, The Food Network. I like a lot of the shows on the Food Network but I am an avid fan of their magazine. I like having recipes on hand which they provide a lot. And let me tell you that their images do entice you to make their recipes. So for the July issue they had a section on red, white, and blue desserts.
I didn’t bake it for Fourth of July because at the celebration we attended I was bringing the fruit which I did make festive as well but sorry I didn’t get a picture of it. I made a fruit flag out of bananas, strawberries and blueberries put on kabob sticks and lined up. Again, a Pinterest idea that I completed. I am a big fan of not only pinning but actually trying out what I pin on my Pinterest page.
But I did decided to make one of the Food Network Magazine desserts. It was a six layer red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I was surprised that the recipe had you bake six thin round cakes for layering instead of cutting a thicker cake in two. That way of baking the layers made it more consistent but I would recommend having more then two round cake pans for the process. It took me a full three hours due to three rounds of baking the cake and then letting them cool. My baking probably wouldn’t win any perfection awards but it did might win on flavor.
My husband and I only ate just about half of the cake before I sent it to his work to be enjoyed by coworkers. Two people on one cake is not a great ratio. But I got my baking need out of the way for that week. Since then I have baked sugar cookies (see Pink Take Over) and banana bread. Sadly to say I probably won’t be baking too much until the holidays as it is a little too much sugar for just two people.
Are you a baker or cook?