Full disclosure of today’s [friday] kitchen excitement will be seen on Sunday. Along with answering Vibram questions! Today was non-stop but so much fun!
So, my top secret project I had going on today was….baking a cake for Laura’s surprise bday dinner, that her awesome husband planned. He asked me to make a cake and said to get creative. I love a challenge :) And aaaaanything for my Laura!
I had to fuel my morning, so I brought hot oats back into my life and it felt oh.so.good. hehe. I only think it had been 3 or 4 days since my last bowl but it felt like forever ;)
the mix: oats + vanilla hempmilk [LOVE] + water + egg whites + cinnamon + chia seeds
the toppings: bob’s red mill coconut granola [they just sent this to me and i’m in love with it already] + fresh ground pb + jelly + coconut
I hadn’t baked in awhile so I was really excited! I tried to think of flavor combinations all morning before I went out to the store. Here are some of the ingredients. I’ll give the full run-down with recipes and flavors on Sunday ;)
I will tell you that it was a FOUR layer cake with 2 different flavors and a unique buttercream frosting! I have the best buttercream frosting recipe, so stay tuned for that!
Just for Laura, I decided I shouldn’t be scared of my stand mixer anymore. It twas’ amazing!!! I loved that my arm didn’t fall off from creaming butter + sugar for 5min.
A girl’s gotta eat…LUNCH!
- apple + almond butter
- Stonyfield Chocolate Oikos [reallllly good, not too sweet]
- Sunshine gardenburg with a little cheese + ketchup
Then I baked cake #2 and got going on the frosting. I popped the frosting in the fridge and went on a run! I did another successful 2.75m in the Vibrams and it felt great. Pretty excited that my feet aren’t hurting!
Shower ---> Decorate
omg. what happened?
No, Kenna did not eat my cake like she ate the a$$ out of my jeans. I actually meant to do this!
my homegirl :)
Laura’s husberand and our good friend, Travis! He put candles ALL over the cake…literally!
Happpppy Birthdaaaay to one of my bestest!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3
I clearly am falling asleep in this photo…which was about 2hrs ago….GO TO BED!!!!
Niiiite!! Off to the mountain [most likely] in the morning with the boyz. [I used a “z” because they’re pretty hardcore]