Monday, August 30, 2010

Chocolate Cake!!

The big secret from yesterday was that I was making a cake for a friend at work for her birthday.  Sunshine, (real name, fact,) had her birthday this month and even though I was late (bad friend, fact,) I decided to make her a cake.  It was bad enough that it rained on Sunshine's birthday :)

I got a couple of recipes off the internet, if I can find them later or tomorrow I will link to them.  The first was for chocolate buttercream frosting.

Seriously, I could have eaten this with a spoon right from the bowl.

After the frosting came the cake:

All was going well until...


I tried to take it out of the pan too soon and it all fell apart.  Deep breaths.  I needed two so I just sucked it up and started over.  All came out well in the end.

Isn't it pretty?

The best part is that Sunshine liked it.  For someone who is the pickiest eater on the planet, this was a huge success.  The rest of my team like it as well.  All I brought home was an empty plate.  I'm really sorry for the lack of links to recipes but I will find them and link them tomorrow.  I was cleaning tonight and it's late and I'm too tired to look for them at the moment.

I'm not having the best day either.  I have personal stuff going on right now that I don't want to get into, but it's taking a huge toll on my mood.  Not to mention getting an infuriating facebook message from someone I barely know attacking my religious and political beliefs.  Those are not things that I tend to mention on this blog and I still won't, but there is nothing worse than arguing over those two things.  It never gets anywhere and at this point in history, there is no such thing as "let's agree to disagree."  Although I did try that and it didn't work.  UGH.  Hopefully I get a good night's sleep and wake up for a head-clearing run.  I think I will watch a little RHONJ reunion to put me to sleep.  Nothing like Danielle's craziness to put a smile on my face :)


Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said...

You're my hero for going back and baking ANOTHER cake.. I think I would have tried to piece it together and call it a day :)

Looks awesome though!

Good thing about a rude facebook message? The DELETE button. ;)

Kelly said...

What the eff? Do people seriously go trolling around on their Facebook friends' profiles every time they see something they don't agree with? Considering you're not overly political or vocal about your opinions on those issues, I can only imagine what that person does to people who DO post that stuff publicly.

Rachel said...

Brittany: I had a great time baking and cooking that day, for some reason it was all I wanted to do so I didn't mind making another one. Although my initial reaction was not as laid back :) And yes, in this situation my fav button was the "unfriend" button.

Bagel Fairy: Um, yes they do apparently. I should email you the conversation, I called Jenny right up after I saw it and vented for a good 15 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Your first attempt at chocolate cake is how my... Chocolate Thinder... was created. I just plopped it out... thinned the icing a little and drizzled it over it. A sprinkle of powdered sugar for looks and voila... a dessert ready to put you in a diabetic coma! I'm making it today for the guests coming over. I never have to worry about sticking.. it's supposed to. LOL

As for the FB person judging you... Stand strong and remind yourself of one thing my friend... there is ONLY ONE judge and that person (as special as they obviously thought they were) isn't it. ;) *hugs*