If you need a bunny-soft white party cake, which we all do from time to time, then look no further. And welcome to Tuesdays with Dorie, by the way, the day in which hundreds of blogging bakers re-create a predetermined recipe from the inimitable Dorie Greespan. I baked this one up for my dear little niece Annabelle on her fourth birthday, the day before we left for Nantucket. It was a little wonky and the craftsmanship was a bit shoddy, but dare I say it was delicious? The charges can take some of the credit (and part of the shame too) for our decoration job. And little four year old girls do not necessarily notice sliding towers, crooked marshmallow gargoyles or failing butresses. Thank heavens for little girls. Click here for the recipe.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
My mind is still on Nantucket, especially as I look down at my Nantucket surf bracelet. It's basically a coil of white rope, twisted and braided in a complicated procedure that reminds me a little too much of algebra. Our resident bracelet expert is the Quiet Man's father, perhaps the gentlest human being on earth. Every other year, during our family reunions, "Opa" can be found weaving coils and coils of rope so that each and every one of us can have a new surf bracelet. Apparently this procedure is exhausting. Sorry to wear you out Opa, but I'm definitely going to want a new surf bracelet next time. Hang in there.
Here's a few pics of our visits to Sankaty and Brant Point lighthouses. Just us.... Some of the boy cousins...Boy in flight....Sailor and her cousin, hands linked....I'll be back tomorrow with my Fourth of July menu. And also, I'm working like mad to create the perfect pound cake. Making progress, but I'm not satisfied enough to post my recipe.
Fourth of July Menu
Catalina Island Cheeseburgers
Blackened Corn Potato Salad