So the big fella said the other day he needed to bring a cake or something for a birthday dessert potluck at his office. I just got the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook from the library and she has a recipe for Red Velvet Cake in it. I liked the look of it, but didn’t like that it called for 1 cup of shortening. Blech. Butter – always butter! I had used Pinch of Salt’s Red Velvet Cupcake recipe before, so I tried the cake recipe on her site here. Her photos are much better than mine and show the rich red colour much better than the one here.
I used a 9×13 pan instead of layers and made a half-recipe of the cream cheese icing. I had to test a piece there before releasing it to the wild.
Oh, you’re probably wondering where the pink poodles come into this …
We sat out in the yard a bit last night. It was pleasant and there were
no few bugs.
What a dreamboat!
This is the Classic Mitten pattern using Cascade 220 Heathers in #4011 (sparrow) and Noro Silk Garden #325. I’m making these a little larger, using a 44 stitch cast on instead of 40.
I’ll have more yard pics tomorrow.