So this post has nothing to do with writing. But all to do with cake. Orange cake with orange icing.
This cake was my way of celebrating a family birthday and it’s the first cake I’ve cooked in the house I bought 2 years ago. Now, if you’re not a cook then this probably won’t make sense, but there are milestones when it comes to ovens. The first roast. The first biscuits. The first bread. The first cake.
I’ve managed brownies, but it’d be cheating to put that in the cake category of oven christenings. So this orange cake was the one. And it came out like a magazine-photo cake!
This did lead to me doing a small, happy, victory dance which can largely be explained by my having put up with a highly unreliable oven for a number of years prior to my house. Not that the oven was involved in the icing part, but a good foundation is half the battle with neat icing.
It also tasted good. Which is the main test.