This weekend was so busy for us, and today is the end of Thursday, and I am still in the relaxing mode – trying to unwind after the weekend, even though it was also relaxing, but I always need a vacation from a vacation, and am sipping some sangria right now that I made a few days ago – check out my sangria recipe. On days like this one, I love being a blogger! What other job in the world has a completely flexible schedule allowing you to work from your bed if you want to, go for a walk and take pictures of birds or flowers if you wish, make a cocktail in the middle of the day, and enjoy it! There are no meetings, no commute time, and no boss! On the days like today I am seriously enjoying being a blogger, and I hope that if you are reading this, you are also already a blogger, and if not – what are you waiting for?
So, what were we up to this weekend? We were celebrating my middle daughter’s birthday, and I have told almost everything about it in my post about Altitude Trampoline park in our area where we had this amazing celebration this time. I tried not to go off course in that post too much, but still wanted to show a few pictures of my daughter that I took there, as well as in a restaurant we went to in the evening of Sunday. The girls were sipping their fancy fizzy drinks, and the baby was sporting her new bibs by U.S.Bilby – have you seen my review of the bibs yet, and there is also a giveaway there for a set of bibs that is still on, not too late to enter! These bibs are adorable, and this is where you can get them – U.S.Bilby is the best source for your baby bibs.
The cake that was served for the birthday party was a fancy bundt cake that we bought – this was my daughter’s wish. She goes crazy over these bundt cakes, and while I could probably make a mean bundt cake myself, we just went with what she wanted. It was awesome, and so delicious!
Of course, me being the typical me, I started going the bundt cake craze route, and finally got myself a bundt cake pan. After all this blogging I do, I deserve a little something for me. So, we were at Costco, and saw a bundt cake pan. I got one – yey! Now, today I finally got to it, and actually made a bundt cake of my very own! One reason was that I always need something sweet on hand at home. The other reason was that we ran out of the commercial bundt cake. And the third reason was that I wanted to spoil yo’ll with my stunning food photography (pat pat pat).
The bundt cake turned out awesome! The recipe was meh! so I won’t list it here, but the main issue for me was the technique of actually baking a cake in this new pan, and getting it out of the pan without damage – which I managed to get done!
My middle daughter was a bit flustered that I baked a cake without her, but I got her to make the icing, and decorate the cake. We picked a different icing, and we only had milk, and no cream cheese on hand, so the icing turned out also meh! But I know this cake will probably only last 2 days anyway, it is an amazing recipe, but next time we will kick it up a bit to make it more interesting. However, for now, the plan of testing the pan worked greatly – I say from now on I am making my own bundt cakes! The cost of a homemade one is cheaper even if we add the cost of a pan itself that can be reused forever from now on!
Have you made or at least eaten a bundt cake before? What is your most favorite kind – what flavor?
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