Look what I can do! Today was my mom's birthday, and it was kind of hectic with me being on call and having to go to the hospital, plus Dean and Drew were flying out of town. Lucas and I took them to the airport where they proceeded to wait 3 hours before being told the flight was canceled. We then picked them up and brought them home, then took them back an hour later to catch another flight. In the middle of all that, I made a red velvet cake....except it's not red - it's ORANGE! This is what red plus yellow food coloring makes:
And I didn't even burn them, which is amazing since I always burn muffins without exception.
And I even made my grandmother's homemade icing - this is her cake recipe too. I love that it's in her handwriting and at the bottom it says, "Delicious!" And that's underlined, so she MEANT it! Lucas wanted to write something in frosting, but I insisted we make it look like Mamaw's cake, which had a circle of pecans on top.
I believe Mimi was surprised.
Ooh, I love a trick candle. This one has to be dipped in water to stop re-lighting.
Now why didn't I think to make the icing blue! That has just occurred to me - I even had blue food coloring!
This sucker even TASTES good, so looka there - I CAN cook after all!