We attempted cake yet again. Using a box mix (the Super Moist variety), we added cream in place of water, some extra vanilla, and several dashes of cinnamon. Once cooled and frosted, Andy held his restraint as we let the cake "set." We learned about a smoothing technique where you place a paper towel on a frosted cake (after the frosting was dried) and rub your hand over the paper towel. This caused all the little bumps and waves to smooth out. It gives it a nice finish in the end.
It was a very delicious cake and it looked pretty too!
Fortunately for me, I don't have to make cakes any more. My friend Virginia has offered to take on that roll. So, I'll just focus on making birds and ties...