You know I'm getting run down when I mix up my measuring cups. I was trying to make one and a half recipes of cake for my son's request, but accidentally measured the dry ingredients using the half and full cups rather than the third and half cups. Luckily, I caught myself before I added the wet ingredients, but since I didn't want to start over (and possibly run out of ingredients) I decided to wing it and did some fancy proportioning. The result was a richer, moister cake than my typical buttermilk chocolate cake. No one complained. We also have a lot of leftover cake.
Chase told me on Wednesday that he wanted a cake based on League of Legends character Warwick. Having no idea who Warwick was, he showed me a picture and explained his vision of Warwick eating a cupcake. Because I thought I was going to be making a Minecraft cake, this was a bit of a surprise. After all, I was going from the thought of simply stacking boxes to a complex character. I sat down for a bit to think it out. This was the result:
I think it came out well. I asked if it was OK if I called it a Big Bad Wolf cake. He said that was fine. And it was nice to make something special that he really wanted. You don't turn sixteen every day.