You are WRONG, suckas!
I drowned myself in cake... glorious, St. Patty's themed cake... Here's what happened.
Last week, Miranda suggested a cake night. I've done another cake night post Here. We started talking about this particular cake night earlier this week and deciding what we wanted to do.
Miranda: Let's make a Patrick's day cake
Me: OK... How?
Miranda: Green Cake with Cream Cheese icing?
Me: O My God I had a mini orgasm over the words cream cheese icing.
Miranda: A green velvet cake!
And then it took on a life of its own. Seriously... this is gonna take some work to out-do. First, my culinary skills and boxed cake mix do not mix.
Anyway, we let them cool while we had some frozen pizza (That I also baked because I am CLEARLY a culinary goddess. Obvi.). Now came the SUPER fun part! A few tips?
So I slid the first layer of the cake out of its pan. It comes out with NO problems every time I use the above mentioned method of greasing/flouring your pans. I put it on a plate (because I am not fancy or suburban and cake stands just don't fit in my apartment I'm SORRY!) and spread about half of the first container of buttercream icing on top. Maybe a little more. I don't like wimpy icing layers. Then I slide the second layer out of its plan, and put it on top of the first layer up-side down so that I have a nice flat surface to work with. I use the rest of the first container and about 3/4 of the second container of buttercream frosting to cover the top and sides of the cake. If we're getting fancy, you can slide pieces of parchment or wax paper under the first layer of cake so it doesn't get on your nice fancy suburban cake stand. Wax paper also does not fit in my apartment. Sorry.Once you are done icing, you pull the paper out from under the cake to reveal a perfectly clean cake stand and a perfectly iced cake. Anyway... I have no pictures of this because my hands were busy getting messy with icing and holding the knife at the perfect angle to ice seamlessly, but not get anything on my ordinary urban plate. I also do not have one of those fancy dancy cake spatula things...
I also purchased a tube of green frosting to add some shamrocks on top of the cake. I was dismayed when I realized that after unscrewing the top and cutting the tip, that you were supposed to have some sort of cake decorating nozzle do-hickey to screw onto the end of the tube. I did not. But dudes. I think it turned out pretty darn good, no?
One really important part of cake night is.... only forks allowed. We don't cut slices of cake, or big pretty pieces or anything fancy like you suburban people do all the time. No no. We dig right in. It's one of the most important rules about cake night. In fact, it might be the ONLY rule about cake night.
Rule 1: Only forks at cake night.
Rule 2: ONLY FORKS AT CAKE NIGHT.
This was something we had to explain to Bethany when she looked at me like I was crazy. I finished icing the cake, went to the silverware drawer, and produced 3 forks.
Miranda: Oh. Yeah. We don't cut pieces. You should just grab one of those (gestures to forks) and dig in.
Bethany: Haha this is so fun! This is serious!
We took the cake to the living room and dug in. And that is the only way to explain it. DUG in!
And then this is what happened...
Puka fell in love with Bethany. She laid on Bethany's lap and gave me the stank eye like "Look, woman. Some people LIKE me being on them at all times!" And then she had some banana time. Which probably sounds weird to you. When I first adopted Puka I got her a banana filled with catnip. It's her favorite toy and the only one she actually plays with. I have a really sad and neglected plush bunny and mouse, both with catnip. Puka only wants the banana.
Also? I successfully departed Procrastination Central. I got the clothes picked up and hardwood floors cleaned. Tonight is laundry, shopping, clean the bathroom and filing that paperwork. And if I have time I'll finish those last 2 drawers on my dresser. Which I think I will. Because I am MOTIVATED! It's beautiful outside and I have friends (FRIENDS!) visiting this weekend and it will be great! WOOO!!
Happy St. Patty's Day everybody!! Go have some carbombs!