Friday, July 06, 2007

Old-Fashioned Berry Layer Cake (Baking Handbook)

Difficulty: Easy!

Yeah! I just finished baking my first recipe out of the Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. It just happened to be the recipe on the front cover of the book! Last night I asked the girls to look through the cake section of the book and pick out a cake to make Daddy for his birthday today. They picked out 2 cakes and this one looked the easiest. I am not a baker, I open a box, add the ingredients and bake. That is baking to me or swinging by Hy-Vee and picking up something from the bakery.

When I created my 40-before-40 things to do before I turned 40, I had decided that a great challenge would be to bake my way through the Baking Handbook. What a great day to start! Here's what the cake should look like:

Here the cakes are just out of the oven & cooling on the rack:

Here is my cake....I didn't have mint leaves to put on top of the cake.

Not bad, huh? It was really yummy!


queenbusick said...

looks like the cover of the book to me! great job and keep baking! I am looking forward to your reviews!