#664 Chad’s Cake.
by Erin Napier
Today is Chad’s birthday and since Annalee was sweet enough to bring me a pot of ranch stew last week, I told her I would be happy to bring a from-scratch red velvet cake for his birthday dinner. I really wanted to try Ben’s birthday cake again to see if I could figure out how to keep the center from falling in the oven, and great news… It turned out just perfect this time. I guess when the recipe doesn’t call for baking powder you really shouldn’t put it in there even if you fancy yourself smarter than the cookbook. Lesson learned.
I tried using a little stencil thingy to decorate and it turned out pretty good, but next time I think I’ll use a more powdery decorative sugar. This was for sure the best cream cheese frosting I’ve ever made. It was the perfect consistency.
Happy birthday, Chad!
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!