i hope everyone had a great weekend! mine was lovely - drinks with friends on friday night at a new restaurant i have been dying to try, and then delicious easter dinner on sunday!
now for a confession: i am a great baker. i am not trying to sound full of myself - i really know my way around a cake/cookie/scone! that said, every easter i have a baking catastrophe. last year, i used an ina garten carrot cupcake recipe and they came out hard as a rock and i threw them out. this year, my coconut cake recipe from the hummingbird bakery cookbook seemed off. the batter was more like a thick dough, and while the cake layers did puff up in the pans, they were too dense to work as cake (at least in my book!)
i was about to throw them out when the boyfriend suggested that we chop one in half and try it. i begrudgingly agreed, and actually the flavor was great! paired with plain cream cheese, it was like a lovely coconut bread! perfect breakfast fare!
anyway, silver lining: sometimes you try to make cake and you end up with bread. that is still delicious. just not how you thought it would be. a bit of an easter miracle for my type A personality, but there it is!
the fact that i also made a flawless carrot cake may have cushioned the blow :)
now for some snapshots from the weekend:
|jacob's pickles (84th and amsterdam - soooo good!)|
|rosemary vodka lemonade. amazing.|
|elephant sculpture photo-op|
|grandnana's deviled eggs (which titus loves, btw)|
|our easter dinner!|
|the most beautiful (and most delicious!) carrot cake|