Cake Mix O’Love

Molly MacRae talks birthdays and cake this month. Yum! And next month the first book in her new series comes out: Plaid and Plagiarism: The Highland Bookshop Mystery Series. -AA

“Most people who make cakes for people they love regularly employ mixes.”  From The Food Timeline

My husband has been employing a cake mix regularly, once a year for the past twenty or twenty five years when he makes a birthday cake for me. It’s very brave and good of him, because he doesn’t like to cook. The first time I made it easy for him and bought the mix and a can of frosting for him. He got the boys to help him and when they were done it was THE WORLD’S BEST BIRTHDAY CAKE. The only surprise was when he told me how much frosting was left in the can after he frosted the cake and what a good snack that leftover frosting made spread on graham crackers. Let me just say, very quietly, that the next year, and every year since then, all the frosting has gone on the cake where it belonged.

To tie this in with Amy’s love for all things vintage, notice that Mike is mixing the batter in our harvest gold Pyrex bowl with our harvest gold General Electric mixer. We received both of them for wedding presents in 1978 and still use them.

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