So I think in my last post I mentioned how much I was looking forward to the 3-day Easter weekend! Yes, I love Good Friday, Easter and everything it's about and realize the importance of it, don't get me wrong. I do, however, also love the extra day off work and time to get a bunch of odd jobs done around the house!
First, I knew that the cake took a special pan, but I thought the special pan was my bundt pan. Nope. My co-worker had to tell me that they have their own special pan - problem # 1. So, off I went to buy an angel food cake pan. Problem solved.
Then, problem #2 happened. To make the cake you have to use 12 egg whites with absolutely NO yolk in them. No problem...I know how to crack eggs, I mean c'mon, I'm good at baking. Well, first egg cracked - the WHOLE THING fell straight into the glass measuring cup. Ya know how normally you have to tap it a few times before it cracks? Nope, this one must have had a thin shell because first tap, and the whole thing dropped in. I was glad it was the first egg and not like #8 or #12 :) So, throw it in the trash and start over. Problem solved.
All bad things happen in 3's, right? Yes. You guessed it..... So I ever so cleverly thought in order to make my white frosted angel food cake seem "Eastery" I thought it would be fun to take my Easter M&M's and make an egg out of them to put on top of the cake! I'm already running late for my nephews birthday party but feel this is very important to place each colored m&m ever so carefully and strategically to make an egg shape (it's harder than it looks, okay?) and it's also very important to me that I redeem myself from my absolutely horrible presentation of my desert at Christmas gathering (yes-my andes mint cheesecake -my cousins, aunts and uncles remember that one oh so vividly when they kindly told me "it's about the taste, not the way it looks" :) )
Anyway, so I finally get done, happy with my pastel egg, I take a picture of it so that as I carefully begin to place each m&m from the counter to my cake I can look at the pic and make sure I'm doing it exactly the same..... then......yup.....problem #3.
Since this sweet little guys' mommy has a bunch of Tulip Court activities to attend before the big festival next weekend, Auntie Kristin got to take care of him a couple times. He's so cuddly!
Tomorrow I am taking part of the afternoon off and going shopping with some good friends. This pic is from the last time we went shopping ...great success! Hoping for the same tomorrow :)