Six String wrote:
Red velvet cake is classic. A gf in college made one for my birthday one year. Delicious. Pastry is one cooking skill I don’t have. Fortunately Rebecca is highly skilled. Otherwise I would do without. Take that anyway you want.
i'm not a baker, either. reap made a chocolate cheesecake that was fantastic. chi chi still talks about it. mwhaha.
my ma was a baker. i remember when i first went back to school after attila was born. i started work on a phd. the future exhole was out to sea. finals time. i was taking four classes. all of em wanted 20-page papers. i was also teaching four. i had, oh, a hundred finals to grade, etc. the only time in my life i got a serious migraine.
so my ma offers to take care of 1-year-old attila for three weeks so i could get it all done.
apparently, all she did was bake him cookies. around the clock. he couldn't talk yet, but he could stand in front of her oven, smile and make graspy fingers at the magic cookie oven. when i came to pick him back up, he looked like a beach ball.
i made the mistake of sayin, "ma! look at him!"
my ma: "kathLEEN. we've had a wonderful time. leave us alone right NOW."
p.s. photographic evidence of what he looked like when i picked him up. yep, they had a wonderful time.