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Friday, 12 December 2014


Happy Birthday, Bryan!


Why A 3-layer Sam Houston Cake today?   

Bryan loves anything to do with History.  Also, he thinks anything with an interesting name somehow tastes better! 

And it's so easy;  I was making a tall cake a day when I was a pin-curled teen on the farm.  (Not a Tall Tale!)

This is the Cherry Vanilla cake I made earlier this year for a birthday.

Of course, Bryan did the icing for it J

  He's into details. 

 So I'm sure he'll help me out today! 


Nicole likes to dust her cake pans with cocoa powder instead of flour -- since the icing will be chocolate, I decided to try Nicole's idea today.  (2 of the pans aren't fully dusted in this picture.)

The batter is very heavy at first (like cookie dough) so a hand mixer couldn't handle it.  Fortunately, I was able to employ Bryan power. 

Next, I blended in 6 stiffly beaten egg whites.

Resting for 10 minutes in their pans.

Moist and Good!


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