Thursday, May 8, 2008

Velvet and Fur

The first thought that comes to mind...

YUM!!!! I finally found a cake my girls like!! As some of you may know, my girls don't like cake, unless it's chocolate. (They eat almost anything if you tell them it's chocolate. Even the dark rye bread at Poor Boys. It's chocolate bread and they love it!) I've never made or even had Red Velvet Cake before but Shane has a client who wants it when she graduates his program. So I thought I'd do some research on it. I didn't think it was too spectacular; a red cake with a hint of chocolate. But the back story is interesting. Sometimes the red comes from beets, or food coloring. And originally, the red color came from the un-oxidized chocolate being mixed with the vinegar. Now-a-days it's hard to find un-oxidized chocolate so we use food coloring. (After all, beets in a cake just sounds weird.) Anyway, the frosting was strange too. Some people use a regular cream cheese frosting, but this one is butter and sugar mixed with a flour and milk paste with some vanilla. Don't hate it until you try it. The result with the cake is simply divine! And my girls love it. They each ate an entire piece! In fact, Lylli wants Red Velvet cupcakes for her birthday!!

I mentioned before that we got a new dog. So now we have two! Cowboy and Roper. Cowboy is a year old Border Collie/Blue tic Hound. Roper is a three year old Australian Shepherd/ Husky. Shane went up to the pound with his friend to look for her lost dog and found Cowboy instead. I'm still not sure how I got talked into it. Maybe it's one of those counselor's tricks or something. I don't know. Cowboy seems to be a decent dog and the two get along well, but heloves to play with the girls down the alley and is always jumping the fence. The dog can jump! Anyway, now he's always on a chain unless we're out there. He doesn't like it and I feel bad for him, but I'm tired of scouring the neighborhood looking for him.

Roper has the creepy eyes. And Cowboy has the soft fur.

1 comment:

THE BOWMAN'S said...

That cake looks awesome! (Of course, Sister Rager made it so it has to be good) I hope that you guys have had a great week and hopefully we'll see you at the park tomorrow.