I don't consider myself to be a great cook, but around Thanksgiving and Christmas I love to bake. We are having Homecoming at Church tomorrow, and this is usually when the baking begins for me. I usually make my trusty Caramel Cheesecake and Hash Brown Potato Casserole, but this year I decided to try a different dessert. I was reading in a newspaper and found a Peanut Butter Cake that was a grand prize winner at a recent festival in a nearby town. I LOVE peanut butter so I thought I would bake it for Homecoming tomorow. It calls for Betty Crocker Butter Cake mix. I had never used that before because I always use Duncan Heinz Butter Golden Recipe. After my cake layers cooled, I started making the Peanut Butter Icing. It calls for 12 oz of Evaporated Milk. As soon as I turned on the mixer and got it mixed a little, I suspected a mistake in the recipe (more likely a misprint in the paper), because it was much too soupy. I began adding more confectioner's sugar and finally added a whole extra box. I could have added a little more, but I ran out.
I laid the first layer down on my cake plate and iced the top of it. Then I placed the second layer and it developed a tiny crack in it. "No worry", I thought to myself, "I will just fill it in with icing." Then I placed the third layer on top. It cracked a little larger. Again, I thought, "No worry". I began icing the cake and the crack got a little larger so I filled in it with more icing. Then, the disaster began. It was like a mini earthquake just took over my cake:
On the sewing front, I am making outfits for my husband and me to be in a Christmas Bethlehem Drive at Church. I cut out his outfit today and after I get it made, I will make mine. I just finished a skirt that I will share will you soon.