It was smooth sailing after that. (I'm not sure I could've handled another trip to the store) Despite all my issues the cake was rather easy to make and delicious too eat. The rest of the meal consisted of the following two recipes I've blogged before: pisto manchego, and meatballs with salad.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Happy Birthday Mom!
Today is my mom's 65th birthday. We celebrated this past Sunday with dinner at our house. The highlight of the meal was the dessert. Knowing that her favorite cake is strawberry shortcake I had been on a quest for weeks, to find the perfect recipe. I decided on a Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake posted on Chow by Amy Wisniewski. Nothing I ever do is without incident and this cake was no exception. I started baking early Sunday morning only to find that I was running low on vanilla. Short by 1 tablespoon I had to make an emergency run to the grocery store to pick up more. The cake came together nicely until it was time to macerate the strawberries. I had bought, what I thought, was a nice pint of strawberries on Saturday. When I went to take them out of the container I noticed that everything under the top layer was molded. So I was off to the store again; this time for more berries.