Thursday, July 18, 2013

Back in Business

It's been a long hiatus from the blogosphere, and oh so much has happened since I last posted. Rather than try to catch up on the last four months, I am starting at the present and starting most especially with:


Dad, the incorrigible yard saler, found me a steal in the form of Pampered Chef pans. Included in the
set were the instructions for making a 3-tiered checkerboard cake. When you have finished the product, it looks like a normal cake. But inside? Raspberry and Vanilla cake, thrillingly alternating in columns and rows. Plus, there is Hershey's Chocolate Icing on top. You just can't argue with that goodness.

The top is one I made for Marie's family. The bottom picture, which shows the slice, was actually my first try at this cake. And yes, those "hugs" candies on top are raspberry flavored. To my knowledge, the only place to find them is at Hershey's Chocolate World. A recent jaunt to Jenny and Nathan's took me there and, little did I know at the time, gave me the perfect garnish for the next cake. 

So make yourself some cake. Eat it. Celebrate the fact that you can have cake on non-birthdays.