Tuesday, June 28, 2011
it was my husband's birthday last week and i thought that perhaps it was time that i actually baked a cake (after all my talk back way back when, and even after this cake-i barely had anything to do with it!)
my first cake!! it was a guinness cake, which i thought fitting since he loves the dark stout, with cocoa and a cream cheese frosting to resemble the frothy head of a pint of guinness.
from this recipe (which i think is actually a recipe from nigella but slightly re-worded.)
once it was finished i thought it could use a little dressing up, so inspired by the fabrics i've been using lately (for the aforementioned quilt) i made a few mini flags. using pinking shears, regular old glue and a few bamboo skewers they were ready in about 30 minutes (drying time included).
it was rich and tasty and fun to do for him. happy birthday!!