It’s officially COLD. I woke up this morning to a frigid 28 degrees. That means, it’s time to knit! 🙂 I seem to only want to knit when I can bundle up in my blankets on the couch and watch a movie. Such a comfort.
I wanted to post 2 projects that I hope to accomplish this winter in hopes that I actually do finish them. First on my list is this super cute hat from my favorite knitter!
I already have the yarn. I picked a brown yarn with hints of gold shimmer in it, which will look great with my brown down coat.
Will she finish? Stay tuned!
For my birthday, my sister-in-law bought me a cookbook by a popular hipster bakery in New York, Momofuku. After seeing the recipe for Birthday Cake, I knew I had to make it for Eliza’s 2nd birthday. With it’s pretty rainbow sprinkles, loads of frosting, and cookie crumbles, it was the epitome of a birthday cake, and a work of art to boot!
It was very involved, but worth every second!
Next, the cake batter which you beat and beat and then beat some more until it’s light and fluffy.
Doesn’t it look like a pretty cloud? I think I could eat this cake alone and still be happy.
Next up, the frosting, and finally assembly.
Assembly: bottom layer brushed with milk/vanilla soak, frosting, cookie crumbles, frosting again, repeat.
Finally, frost and top with cookie crumbles and frozen for 12 hours and then thawed for at least 3.
Final step, serve!
I was so pleased with the final result. There is one small slice left for me to savor tomorrow. Unfortunately, the birthday girl was sick all weekend and didn’t love the cake.
That’s ok. More for me 🙂