Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let them eat cake

Tonight is Reach Feast (no good link, sorry) at our church, a dessert buffet and silent auction that benefits the church's international missions projects (mainly clean water and village development in Honduras, water and church support in Romania, and medical and AIDS relief in Kenya).  Because we have no $$$ to participate in the silent auction- one of the prizes is- no joke- dinner with one of the players on the Miracle on Ice hockey team and his wife, I did my part by baking a ton of desserts.

There are many great cookbooks and websites devoted to desserts, but you know who else knows how to make a mean cake?  Church ladies.  I used the cookbook from D's church from back when he was growing up in TN, and I can tell you from a few taste tests that the church ladies did not let us down.

Cake in pictures: 
Pineapple upside down cake

Red velvet cake

And what should you do with leftover icing?

Make brownies to go with it!

Fear not, all the deserts are still intact and ready for sampling tonight.

We had a healthy dinner brought to us by D and his mad cornstarch skillz.

Now all of the baked goods have to make it in the car with me to the church to be dropped off (and hopefully not dropped) this morning.

I had a good run yesterday am and am headed to the dungeon gym to lift at 6am so I can get back, shower, get to the church when it opens, and get to work in a timely manner.

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!