Monday, March 12, 2007

Rhetta Beasley's Cake and Knitting

Let me eat cake:

Are you beginning to wonder is this a food blog or a knitting blog? Hmm. Well, I guess I'd just say it's a knitting/food blog. I really did work today. It's just that during my coffee break or lunch hour, I whipped up this cake. The layers are brushed with lemon syrup and filled with whipped cream/cream cheese mixed with a few raspberries and raspberry jam. Then I stabilized some whipped cream with a bit of gelatin and frosted the cake with that. It's very good, I must say. But I think there could be some improvement.

On a knitting note, I received one-fifth of my Amazon order. Being the thrifty person I am, I took the free shipping. Don't ever do that unless you really don't want what you're ordering. It's been over a month. I did get a notice that three of Barbara G. Walker's Treasury of Knitting books are shipping. But the last book is definitely coming by Pony Express. I have a couple skeins of Zephyr just waiting for this. But first I have to knit something besides a shawl.

I was born Brenda Diane, but called Cindy all my life (starting with my mom - just call it a fight with my dad over what to name me) until I became a court reporter and decided I should use my legal name. Even my dad didn't call me the name he won the fight with. He called me DeeDee and CC. Then of course I was called Mom. Kelli's friends called me Mama Brenda/Cindy. Fast forward to blogdom and Mrs. Bear has called me Kate. My Favorite Neighbor out of the blue has decided I'm Rhetta. At this point in my life, I think if somebody calls out a name, I'll just answer! But I've decided if I'm going with Rhetta, Beasley's going with it. Thanks, Tink.


Mrs. Bear said...

I always say, "just don't call me late to dinner." Especially when there's a cake like that for dessert!

And I love the way you use these culinary terms like "stabalized some whipped cream!" 99.9 percent of the human population on this earth would pat themselves on the back if they whipped out a can of Betty Crocker ready made icing and slapped it on.

You are my Culinary Diva!

Joufknister said...

Um, well, if you ever frosted a cake with whipped cream, you'd learn about stabilizing real quick! I remember once when it just slid off or something. But I'm happy to be a Diva anything!!