Happy birthday Brian. Yesterday was my amazing husbands birthday. He's younger than me by about three months, so I like it when we're the same age again. Last year I made him a German Chocolate Cake that was a huge hit and had requests for round two. I think I had a bit of beginners luck last year when I made it, it went off without a hitch. This year, while the end result was great, I had a bit of a time getting there. Last year I made the frosting the day before, and I would strongly recommend doing that. It's a lot to do in two hours I had. The cake wasn't going to be ready in time so Brian sent out a text message to his friends that included the words, "cake emergency" to let them know we would be running a little late. I had a hard time getting the frosting to thicken this time, but just a note, it definitely thickens up once you add the pecans and coconut. And my cakes took much longer to cook than last time. And while I was making it I realized I was missing some of the ingredients, so the birthday boy went to the store not once, but twice for me. He even cleaned up the house, for the guests, while I was destroying the kitchen. All in all it turned out to be a fun birthday, with just enough cake left over for the birthday boy to eat for breakfast this morning. Click the link below to go to my original post and recipe on German Chocolate Cake. German Chocolate Cake Post
I love food. I love to eat it, cook it, look at it, smell it. I love how food brings my family and friends together. I love spending hours in cooking stores and talking to my designer sister about my dream kitchen. I'm not a professional cook, by any means. But I discovered a few years back that cooking and baking is what I am really passionate about. Maybe one day I can make a career out of it, but until then I'll just be blogging about my daily adventures in my new kitchen. I just got married last June, and I finally have my very own kitchen and an amazing husband to cook for.