Thursday, February 25, 2010

a little birthday cake

Sometimes cake is fun to make.  Here are a couple I made recently:

(3 layers, all chocolate cake, half vanilla frosting)

(4 layers, all lemon cake and frosting)

Fun times.

Some things I learned in the process:
  • Cake tastes really good
  • Cake will make you fat.
  • Cake will make you really fat.
  • Looking at pictures of cake may make you fat.
  • You are now fat because you read this.
Another thing I learned:
  • Frosting is even more unhealthy than I thought.  I knew it was full of fat and sugar, which is always good, but I didn't know it has 1.5 grams of trans fat per serving!!  And even though the cake doesn't list any trans fat, it's made with partially-hydrogenated oil, so you know it has some.  And cake (with frosting) is one of my favorite desserts....I will now light myself on fire (if I don't get a heart attack while looking for the matches).  
An old adage I learned:
  • When life gives you lemons, make cake and frosting out of them if possible. 
And by the way, if you wanna see some cakes that are legitimately impressive, take a look at this sampling of birthday cakes my Mom made over the years.  Just don't use it to try and calculate how much trans fat I've gotten from cake and frosting in my life...I not sure I want to know.