For my birthday, I baked pretty much all day. It’s been a while since I’ve actually baked. It used to be that I would bake on the Sundays when B would “go to the computer markets” (he was really off screwing his girlfriend). I loved baking and making things that would make B happy. I was always so excited to see his reaction when he would get home and try what I was making.
After I caught him, I stopped doing it as much. I did bake a few times since then, but it was hard to do. My motivation had been to make him happy before. Since then, it was a hurtful reminder of what he had done.
So for my birthday, I made something I knew I would like. B always made fun of my appreciation of flower flavored baked goods. That’s what I made for my birthday.
Monster helped me with the lemon curd. I’ve made this many times before. It’s an easy thing to do. The hardest part is to zest the lemons. I think this is the first time I managed to do it without zesting my fingers.
The cake I made, I boiled the milk with crushed lavender. I used a white cake recipe. The change I made to the recipe was to flavor the milk used in the recipe.
I made the cake according to the recipe and then added some extra crushed lavender into the cake batter.
I made a cake and used the leftover batter to make cupcakes. I used a buttercream frosting recipe, and instead of vanilla, I used lemon extract to make the frosting lemon flavored.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the piping bags I had. They ended up somewhere after the last move. I wasn’t able to decorate the cake, which is what I was really looking forward to. The cake was not very pretty, but it was super good. I took the cupcakes to my work, and they were gone quickly. It was so satisfying to have so many people enjoy the cake I had made.