Contemplating joy and a long overdue thank you to Rose Levy Beranbaum
I'm so glad they got there in one piece! The TSA recently ruined some of my luggage by just shoving it all back in rather than repacking it with even a small amount of care so my heart sunk when I read the opening of this post!!
Sprinkles and Jimmie’s, confetti and glitter...all these things bring inexplicable joy. 🎉
How many people for a 4 year old party??? Holy smokes. 1)why would you want to and 2)that's a hard act to top and 3)that's insanely expensive. As to traveling gramma act -- well done! I am not a fan of sprinkles so I would pass them up but you did an amazing job.
I remember my mom and grandma making confetti cakes before it was a thing.
I have The Cake Bible cookbook. And, I've never used it. Shame on me.
I remember sprinklegate.
Since I grew up in Delaware, a suburb of Philly, we used that term for all colors of sprinkles. I found this article from last week interesting: https://www.boston.com/news/wickedpedia/2023/09/05/sprinkles-jimmies-ice-cream/ The etymology is still not clear about the connotation--not arguing for it--but I'll make a change in what I call them. Because when you know better, you do better.
When you say “warmed milk”, how warm are we talking? 😬
Are there any leftover cup cakes 🧁?? 😂 be right over....
Always informative and good to have family interest.I remember when the mother of your granddaughter was of a similar age .Julie
The Cake Bible was revolutionary for me too. I’ve been weighing ingredients in my baking ever since. One can see the true ratios in cakes & thus adjust the sugar in
But long after I was mixing her cakes without the first step of creaming the butter & sugar…I learned that Betty Crocker had a similar method, at least as early as 1950, that they called “the new double-quick way”. I don’t know why they dropped it later (I don’t recall it in their Kennedy-era update which I learned to cook from), but they did.
This is lovely 😍 From Grandmother to granddaughter. Your idea is fantastic about her baking her cake next year, I'm sure she's gonna love to bake her birthday cake 🎂 as well.
I’m pretty awful at frosting, so the idea of using sprinkles as an eye-catching topping strikes me as a brilliant solution! But I’d want to use the naturally flavored ones, which I swear I saw on a visit to Japan--the colors were completely different! My backlog of Anne Byrn recipes to make is steadily mounting--cheesecake, confetti cupcakes, caponata... Guess I’d better get busy. 😅