|Katie and Bill's Wedding Cake|
October 1, 2005
It's been our tradition that on Katie's and Bill's anniversary, I make a mini-version of their wedding cake. The original was a yellow cake with Hershey chocolate frosting (recipe on back of tin), both enhanced with just a hint of almond. Layers were filled with a swirl of buttercream and sour cherry filling. So yesterday, when I was babysitting for Henry and Peter (their parents went back to Manchester for shopping and an anniversary dinner), we baked the cake. Henry helped me (see photos below). It was a rainy, cool day and we stayed in all day watching movies and baking, and had a very good time. We made the same yellow cake and chocolate frosting, but decided to forego the swirled filling and kept it simple. Pete enjoyed his pouch of babyfood for dinner (sweet potatoes and pears in a little container that he "drinks" like a bottle) and Henry and I dined on Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. We enjoyed our dinner at the coffee table while watching Pingu, a cartoon about a penguin. It was a lovely.
Happy anniversary, Katie and Bill. I look forward to making your cake again and again and again!
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