Saturday, December 01, 2007

EDM 144- Draw something square


It took me a long time to settle on what to draw for this challenge. It seems that many things are not real squares - rectangle seems to be a more common shape. This is a piece of cake that we made for our recent extended family dinner. I'm a pretty good cook, but since I don't like sweet things very much, I have never baked much or practised much with deserts and things. I'm way better with main courses, and appetizers which are my real favorites. But you can't have the family over for dinner and not offer a desert. That would just be bad karma. But there were some boxes of cake mix high up in the cupboard waiting for just such a situation to occur. Shawn whipped up the cake and swirled the yellow batter and the fudge batter together ever so prettily. And we baked it in our swell new oven - first time for baking a cake. Later I decided that we were on a roll here, and I should make some chocolate icing from scratch. Really, how hard could it be? That was when I realised it had been so long since I had baked a cake that I couldn't remember how to make icing. Sadly, I had to check for a recipe. Oh yeah, there's butter in it, not just milk and icing sugar and lots of cocoa powder. It was pretty when it was done, especially when the sprinkles hid the slight lumpiness. And my gluttonous family ate the whole thing! Except for one piece that I saved for the next day, and it became the inspiration for square.

8 comments:

Susan Hosken said...

I love cake and sweets and it is amazing reading that you don't. Can't imagine my life without cake!!!! My challenge is going to be cake as well. Loved yours.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous! Scrumptious!

caseytoussaint said...

yum! This looks wonderful. Nice job Lynn.

Roshanda said...

I love your little piece of cake painting. You did a wonderful job making a convincing square!

Ella said...

That looks delicious! It's been quite a while since I had sprinkles.

TaraLin said...

Oooh! This looks so tasty... makes me want to go bake a cake now:)

minda said...

lovely! surely not just a piece of cake!

Felicity said...

Lovely illustration! I'm still mulling over this challenge but this is a great idea!