Of course, we had a cake. Homemade, since Mommy insists on doing it herself every year. And that’s fine, turns out great. But this year, Princess asked for something a little special. She asked Mom for a rainbow cake.
So, to the great Oracle Internet we go.
Mom was able to locate a great recipe for simple, fat-free rainbow cake. A young lady on a diet got the recipe from Weight Watchers, and in turn she posted it on the web. How she got the colors is all we cared about; since we’re already part of America’s obesity problem, what’s another slice of full fat, full sugar cake going to hurt?
So she got the directions and decided to give it a try. Do you know how difficult it is to get a good mix of red and yellow to make orange? Or how tough it is to get the mix of blue and red to make a nice, purple-hued purple which doesn’t become a flat gray? More challenging than you think, most likely.
When the baking was done, the cake looked a lot less vibrant than those pictured on the web site, and Mommy hid her nervousness while she cooled, frosted and wrote Pretty’s name with the stiffest of green decoration frosting.
At last, the moment of truth came, and it was time to slice. And I heard the exclamation “I did it!” and knew things turned out just fine. In fact, more than fine. Here’s the proof:
In the end, the Princess had a terrific birthday and we had a terrific cake to show for it. Big smiles for a big girl. Six years old now!
Good times… good times.
How was your weekend?
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