Not to be outdone by Arta, I am taking up her challenge.
Today is day one for me.
Xavier's 12th Birthday. I can't think of a better day to start the next best 100 days of my life.
Tonight we will have cupcakes. Vanilla cake with icing and sprinkles.
Last night Xavier requested spice cake, which I made. I ended up having to go to two neighbours homes to find cinnamon (I guess we have made too many cinnamon buns and I forgot to buy more -- unfathomable to me that a house could be "out of cinnamon." But one of my neighbours was also out. Crazy.)
Very, very sadly, in my rushing around the neighbourhood to find cinnamon (I was halfway through making the cake), I missed putting in the baking powder. How sad do you think I was? The cake was not edible.
I couldn't even make a new one because it was too late to go to the store or back to the neighbours for more cinnamon.
And so, out came the vanilla so I could make a white cake. I used my last 2 teaspoons of vanilla for that one.
Stay tuned to Larch Kitchens for two Birthday cake recipes. They are both delicious as long as you don't forget the baking powder.