If I knew you were coming I would bake a cake. . .
ere we go, creaming butter and sugar for the COCONUT CAKE I’m making…. with my new electric mixer I found in an antique store for a mere $13. My arm was very thankful for the "modern" convenience.
n goes the lemon zest for the cake filling — using my trusty and most favorite tool, the Microplane zester…a truly life-changing tool, if you don’t have one, you should get one! No more knuckle bits in your food!
t the same antique store I found these three different-sized, old, square cake pans…they were the inspiration for this cake (I was also inspired by the fact that my girlfriend Lowely was having a birthday!)
o you see my little shadow peeking over the top of the pans?
ere’s the cake, like a giant coconut marshmallow. I love making this old-fashioned boiled frosting, watching the egg whites get thick and shiny while beating in the sugar syrup. It’s like magic.
o it’s all ready…all that’s left to do is put on some candles! To go with the cake, one of the girls is picking up Lobster Rolls at the church on the way over. (We’re lucky, but not every church makes Lobster Rolls, so just click on those words and you’ll get a recipe!) I’ll be sure to give Girl some Birthday Lobster too.
Gotta go, chill the wine, get out the appetizers, cut some lilacs for the coffee table, make a fire…still nippy-ish here, but cozy for girl party in front of fire.
Bye for now…..