This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction.
I thought about this for awhile and although there are quite a few things that bring me satisfaction on a regular basis I decided to post on something I did that brought me extreme satisfaction because I only did it once… and probably won’t do it again. It wasn’t anything exciting or daring, like skydiving, no, it was simply baking a cake for my daughter’s birthday a few years ago FROM SCRATCH. I’m not a baker even in the loosest sense of the word so this was to me a big accomplishment. Just so I had proof that I did it I took pictures along the way and turned them into a blog post.
I decided to make a pound cake in a bundt pan.
I mixed all ingredients, well, except for one which I couldn’t find in the pantry and figured it wasn’t all that important … how much of a difference could a tsp of baking powder make anyway. Whirr, whirr, scrape, pour… it was actually looking pretty good… I felt encouraged.
I even melted some chocolate to add to the pound cake… thought it would give it some oomph and who doesn’t like at least of dash of chocolate in a cake.
Got the cake in the pan and polished off what was left of my coffee…by then I was exhausted.
I only peeked at the cake once during the hour it was in the oven. It was rising and browning so I was encouraged. Tah dah… it was done… now to see if it would come out of the cake pan in one piece ! Tah dah again… yay… it did. Applause, applause.
Look at that, isn’t it beautiful…. see how happy and pleased I am with myself.
It was another hour or so until Debbie came home… it was hard for me to control my anxiety. I knew she’d be surprised but would she like it ? Time would tell.
She did look surprised. A beautiful cake yet to be tasted but certainly making a good impression. Looks like a birthday cake now that it had candles on it. And finally, the taste test ! The consensus was that it was good… maybe could have been a little taller but I like to think of it as a petite pound cake.