Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Betty Crocker for a day

I'm 25 years old and I have been married for a year and a half and I did something I have never done before. I baked my first cake. Yes, you read that correctly. I baked a cake and I didn't burn it, I didn't start a fire, and I didn't set the smoke detector off. The cake turned out very good, though I did have to call my mom three times and ask some questions.
To be fair, I guess I should also tell you that Garth helped. We don't have a mixer so we had to stir the batter by hand 800 times. I would stir a 100 times and yell "Switch!" And Garth would come and stir 100 times, and he would grow tired and yell "Switch!" It was a team effort, just like marriage.
I don't have any evidence that I baked it because my camera decided to die at that moment. But you have to trust me when I tell you that I baked a cake and it was tasty. We took it to a friend's graduation party and my mom kept telling everyone it was my first cake. I had to stop her or no one would eat it! Even Garth, my own husband, was scared to try it. But it was rich and moist and delish! Success. Though I just don't see myself making many more cakes in the future...

57 comments:

Mrs. McB said...

Yay!!!! Great job! I'm sure it was great!

jen + ryan said...

haha, that's awesome! i love the "switch" technique :)

Brittany Ann said...

Good work!

Blablover5 said...

I didn't make cookies til I was 24 living in an apartment on my own. I didn't have a mixer then either so my husband's main job was to just mix, mix, mix.

Jon and Steph said...

Woohoo, way to go girl! Baking is hard. I bet your cake was delish ;)

Emma-leigh said...

Yum! Makes me want some cake! What kind was it?

Christie said...

Yay for a good cake! Trust me, cakes can be tough- the first cake I made for my Hubs right after we moved into our first apartment was a disaster. I didn't let it cool long enough, so when I went to frost it, it completely fell apart. I definitely couldn't have brought it to a party to share!Fortunately, the mess didn't change the taste, so we ate it anyways! :)

Jules said...

Congrats on your fist cake! I love that you were taking turns stirring the batter :)

Shoeaddict329 said...

See!! Baking a cake is good!! I bet it was nice tasty...now don't you want to buy a mixer and make another one!? lol...

Kaitlyn said...

On one hand, I'm very proud of you!

On the other hand, I'm wondering what took you so long! :)

Shannon said...

800 times?! Wow! Great job!

Snow White said...

congratulations. welcome to the wonderful world of cooking ;)

The Pink Chick said...

Yay! Your first cake! I bet it was wonderful! I love the fact that you called your mom several times in the process. I do the same thing!!!

Erin said...

Good job!!!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I have yet to make my first honest to goodness, real homemade cake

Perfectly Pleasant said...

Congrats! I love baking -- I can cook but don't really like to, but I could spend all day baking!

C said...

ha! I love that it was your first one!

Lucky in Love said...

You are too funny. Glad it turned out well :)

Lauren said...

Way to go! I'm sure it was very yummy!

katie + bret said...

ugh I hate cooking - blah! I made my first cake about 2 years ago so no worries, you will get no judgement from me! Congrats!! :)

Brandi said...

Great job! I made my first cake not too long ago and actually got hooked with it! It was one thing I found I could actually cook without burning! You don't want me to even mention I'm going to bake cookies. I always burn them!

Megan said...

Yay for your first cake!! All the cooking 'firsts' are big milestones! Gotta love the switch technique!

AmyT said...

CONGRATS to you!!! Now you need to get yourself a mixer!!!! That was a LOT of work!!

Meg said...

woot! congrats on your first cake - and it was a success! My first cake surely wasn't a success story to talk about. ;) I love baking!

The Shabby Princess said...

Now I'm hungry!! I love that you guys switched off mixing it.

tootie said...

Good for you! It sounds like it was a success :)

New England Girl said...

Congrats on your first cake-baking excursion! Hopefully you'll show us some evidence of the next one so we can all be jealous we aren't around to sample it. Good luck with future baking, too. I found that it becomes addictive! I can't seem to stop baking muffins... yum. :)

Happy Baking!
Alicia

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY, you go girl!!!! :)

Aartee said...

COngratulations Mrs. Crocker!!

Katie said...

Yea!!! Good for you! I love that you counted how many times you stirred!

PS - You should DEFINITELY invest in a mixer!

THE Stephanie said...

LOL... so funny! I'm really wanting to try this crock pot cake that I keep reading about on people's blog. Evidently all you do is put the cake mix (just the powder) in the crock pot and pour in a can of soda. Let it cook for 3 hours and it's supposed to be so good.

Who knew??

Mrs. Potts said...

I'm so glad your cake turned out well! Next thing you know you'll be branching into cupcakes!

Cristina said...

Yay, what kind of cake was it? You need to invest in a kitchen aid mixer...seriously - your life in the kitchen will change :)

MissJody said...

Good job lil Lady!:)
I bet it was delish!
I like the "switch" part. Very cute! I love hearing about happy marriages! Make me smile:)

Tabbie:) said...

Awesome!! I am proud!! It's fun huh, I haven't been doing it long myself!! Fun Fun!!

Jenny.Lee said...

good job!!!

Tara Gibson said...

oh girl i have been baking for years, probably because i have an uncontrolable sweet tooth haha. You guys are so cute

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Congrats!! I don't think I've made a cake from scratch ever...or at least it was too long ago for me to remember :)

Loving your that you all switched off and on for stirring! So cute!

SassyEngineer said...

haha - good story! I love baking, but I have to limit myself or I would weigh even more!

Mika said...

Whoop whoop! I dont have a mixer either!

Happiness Is... said...

My husband is a much better baker than I am. I am too scared to even attempt a cake!

a H.I.T. said...

Go you!

Marissa said...

Yay!

Melissa said...

You go girl!!

Kristen said...

y'all are precious. You can borrow my Kitchenaid mixer anytime!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Gosh, I can't remember the last time I baked a cake the right way:p Ya know, flour, eggs, oil, ALL the ingredients and not just out of the box:p Way to go! Love the "switch" part...lol...

Pleasant Drive said...

Wow! What an accomplishment. No, seriously. wow.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Congrats on your first cake! I love to bake....and have the waistline to prove it! =)

Not sure how I haven't stumbled across your blog yet. SO stinkin' cute! I love it and am proud to be follower #301. Haha. I'm pretty new to the blogging world, but feel free to stop by mine sometime.

www.mrandmrseyecansee.blogspot.com

lola said...

mmm cakes are too tasty!

Sounds like a fabulous time cooking with the hubs!

Sarah said...

Congrats! I lack any skills in the kitchen, so I respect someone who isn't afraid to try it!

Happy Dash said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love having new readers and of course, new blogs to read :) Congrats on your first cake - great team work!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

thanks for the sweet comment!! you are precious :)

Meagan said...

You are so cute!! Congrats on the cake..make me one?

Sweet Simplicity said...

I bet you got a great arm workout!

Lacey said...

You are so cute! I love that y'all took turns mixing it!

recipes for the life said...

YAY!! Congratulations! Actually Even I call up my mom when I am cooking something out of ordinary!

♥ Chaitra

Gwen said...

Congrats on your first cake!!! I remember my first meatloaf as a married woman. It was yummy and I've never been able to make it the same since. LOL!! XOXO