Happy 2012 to all my ADK Baker readers! Tonight I'm baking my son Jeff's birthday cake, which is a special privilege. The cake is a gluten-free chocolate cake, and will have peanut butter cream frosting (my traditional frosting with a peanut butter twist). For the cake, I am using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free Chocolate Cake mix. It made 8-inch layers which came out of the oven looking great. With the cake we'll serve Stewart's Vanilla ice cream - a perfect combination! We'll see if Jeff gets to blow out his candles or if Henry beats him to it!
I have to work tomorrow so Katie is putting together all the fixings for a pot roast dinner and slow-cooking it during the day. When I get home from work, I'll make the frosting and ice the cake, and we'll be ready to go around 6 p.m.
Jeff's birthday has been a very special day in our family, especially for the past 9 years. We are so lucky to be able to truly celebrate this day, and I will always be grateful for that.
Happy birthday, Jeff, and Happy New Year to all of you!
I'll post photos of Jeff's cake tomorrow.