Sunday, July 20, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake Sunday

Mom's birthday is tomorrow (July 21), Mim-may's is July 24 and the family got together last night for a birthday dinner. As usual, Mom was asked to make The Cake, and it couldn't be chocolate, because chocolate keeps Mim-may awake, and Auntie Karate may be allergic to it.

So Mom went through her cookbooks including a new one, and found Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake. It's a white cake with a hint of lemon (Mom's favorite flavor) and a meringue-based buttercream frosting. Here's the meringue.Here's Mr Karate enjoying one of the beaters
Here is the finished frosting... Mom said it was absolutely the best frosting she has ever had in her entire life. It wasn't too sweet, and it wasn't grainy or greasy.
Mom says the recipe is way too long and complicated to post, and besides, the book just came out, so go buy a copy. Mom used lemon curd instead of the raspberry preserves (in addition to the buttercream frosting) between the layers, because, you know, she loves lemon.

Here is the finished cake.
Everybody loved it, and there wasn't much that came back with Mom afterwards. She says she'll bring it day hunting tomorrow where it will disappear in 3 minutes flat.

Mom won't let me post any pictures of me because she says all I'm doing is showing off my tummy, and Monty Q passes out every time he sees it, so I have to let him recover. I dunno what he's gonna do on Thursday when Mom and I get to his house. Mom says I might have to have some type of disguise.

She does have a nice post over on her quilting blog, The Patchery Menagerie, about how she made the special quilt I am bringing to Mary-land for Monty.

PS, Mom's birthday is TOMORROW... not today. Don't be wishing her happy birthday until TOMORROW! She says she's old enough already, she doesn't want to be any older any sooner.



Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Hehehe, we knew Monty was getting all flusterated bout yoor tummy...we won't say nuthing about dat something until tomorrow.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Lovely cake. We wouldn't touch it of course (well mebbe walk on it), but it looks real pretty!

Motor Home Cats said...

That cake looks yummy. We are glad that it tasted good. Did you get a taste Millie?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

ZOOLATRY said...

OK, so for today we'll send wishes for a happy un-birthday. (and we ask that you be sure to check your email later today for something from us...)
Happy Sunday!

Poppy Q said...

That cake sure looks great!!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Milliecat, oh Milliecat,
How I love that Milliecat,
Milliecat the sweetest tuxie.

I have an award for you!

Chrissie said...

If Delilah was posting tummy shots everyday, I think I'd be comatose! It's good of her to give the poor fellow a break. My mom WANTS THAT CAKE RECIPE..and is over at the cakebook shopping place right now! I could taste the frosting, a little!

Kimo and Sabi said...


Anonymous said...

It's not only Monty in the icebox these days, what with these pictures of a topless Mr. Karate. It looks like he has a farmer's tan.

Hannah said...

That cake looks fantabulous. Talk about vicarious carb lovin.