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Saturday, January 31, 2009


Mildred is very inspiring to me, I made her Hummingbird_cake yesterday for gathering (at Rick and Pat's).

This is before it traveled twenty miles in a big F350 Diesel Dually (I'm sure Dirt will edit my manner of describing his truck so hang in there men, the girly pronouncement will be dealt with soon) hauling a trailer. It was not easy and quickly we noticed that even though I was holding it in my lap there was some slippage occurring because of the jiggle factor.

So then I held it up off my lap and became a giant shock absorber for the next nineteen miles. We attracted the attention of a Pierce County Transit driver. He made us roll down our window so we could talk cake. Apparently
Bee, everyone loves cake!

So it made it to gathering with just a little blooping out the bottom layers. Before I put the layers together I really did attempt some leveling by trimming from the tops of the layers. But I must admit I didn't do too much so I did try to cheat with icing as a leveler (works okay with mud and tile not so great with cake and cream cheese icing) so the "extra" filling jiggled its way to the sides.

In spite of its less than grand looks it got rave reviews, even the nut hater, Rick, had two pieces!


Patty H. said...

Yum! that looks delicious!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Just so you'll know - I love cake - just in case you need to have that bit of information ever. Good job - blessed that gathering didn't you?

Susie said...

It looks delish to me Lanny!

Marla said...

It looks pretty good to me!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Ohhh, YUM! Let them eat cake! [drool] It looks so good that now I'm hungry. ♥ ∞

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh yummy!
oh. yummy.
o.h. y.u.m.m.y.

smiles, bee

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It looks delicious! Glad it made the trip with just a little dripping! Blessings,Kathleen

Mildred said...

Hi Lanny, I'm catching up on your blog this afternoon. Thanks for mentioning my blog. I am so thrilled that you made the Hummingbird cake - it's so moist and delicious to me. That's pretty good that a nut hater liked it! Such a pleasure to have met you and your friendship is really a blessing to me and Nalley. Mildred

Daisy said...

Oh that looks so yummy! It's fun to get to try new recipes now and again.