I couldn’t just stop after chocolate and carrot without doing lemon some justice.
So...it starts like this…
(yes, Bets and me...at it again!)
then continues with a layer of whipped cream (double yum) and fresh raspberries...
put the two halves together and this is what it looks like.
Now… this frosting is sinful; why you ask; because I made it from scratch and used real lemon zest! (that ridiculously fancy name for grated peel)
Here is my gin glass (I refuse to use martini glasses - I drink gin neat, one rock, three olives usually) but for this occasion I just poured my Bombay gin right over this lemon half, after squeezing the life out of it, and added a pinch of sugar - clever and very zesty.
Now...here is the cake with its innards exposed - I must say (since you can’t really tell by licking your screen) it was really very juicy; tangy and sweet too!
In between all this domesticity I managed to find time to put together this desk for the writing space I have created at my studio - damn I’m good!
See, if you wanted it done yesterday, give it to a woman today!
All in all...my daughter and mother, whom I had over for dinner (yes, I cooked a wonderful meal too boot) loved this cake.
But the real verdict was in when Gerry came by and had a slice - yup chocolate still floats his boat - but he allowed that this cake would definitely buoy his spirits if his chocolate boat should ever sink.
He did mention that should this cake baking sickness come upon me, say next year around his birthday, I was to go the route of chocolate and double up on the frosting!
What is it with men and frosting anyway?
There you have it...my baking days are done!