"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Red Velvet Goodness

my husband, baseball nut, decided to bake me a cake for Valentine's Day. This is a first, as he is not a measuring, sifting, mixing batter kind of guy. Baseball batter yes, cake batter, not so much. He found a recipe in the paper and decided to go for it......Red Velvet Cake. After a quick stop to pick up the ingredients, he was off to the kitchen to whip up some magic. I could hear him out there mixing away and my mind wandered to the lovliness that is cake. Being diabetic, cake is not often something I indulge in, except during birthday season. In fact, we don't even have cake pans in our house.....whoops,... something I should have mentioned to bb-nut. I came into the kitchen just as he was putting two casserole bowls of cake batter into the oven, remarking how good it looked. He replied that it would have been alot easier if we only had a mixer, you know all that hand-mixing is w.o.r.k. I told him we have three mixers and showed him where they are kept. Oh well, it's done now. The cakes had been baking about ten minutes when he realized that he forgot to put the sugar in. Considering, for a moment, that there was vinegar, cocoa powder, and buttermilk in the batter, he decided he should add the sugar. Out came the pans, and back into the bowl went the batter. Now the mixer was brought out and the sugar added and the lovely red goodness was put back in the oven. It didn't take long for that litle red velvet goodie to cook and soon it was out of the oven and covered in cream cheese frosting. There was even a sprinkling of rose petals on top. Is that l.o.v.e. or what? I'm telling you, that was the most delicious, deliciousness i've ever had. See the beautiful red layers??? and the lucious frosting??? and just look at those rose petals???? I am one lucky mrs. baseball nut, I tell ya.


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  2. Was he wearing a cup when he failed to measure out the sugar.

  3. I liked that story, nice recovery.

  4. What a great story... what a great, sweet baseball nut to whip up a cake. And it sounds like he remember the sugar just in time.

    Thank you for sharing.


  5. That is the sweetest thing I've read all day long. Seriously.

  6. How sweet is that?? You are a lucky lady and very loved. I baked hubby a cake today for Valentine's, but mine wasn't so pretty, just a butter cake with chocolate frosting. Enjoy the cake. Happy Valentine's Day!!

    God Bless~

  7. Way to go Baseball Nut! You hit a homer with that cake.

  8. I simply love a baseball guy who can also whip up a red velvet cake. And when that cake has rose petals scattered on top? SUH-WEET!

    Lovely story, nummy-looking cake!

  9. That's a great story. How nice of him to make such an effort!


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