On Motherhood & Sanity


Friday, November 9, 2012

Batman kicks Sandy's butt



Theres is fuel rationing. Thousand of our neighbours are still in shelters. Hundreds of children's schools being used as shelters. Drives for clothes, hot food, blankets, baby formula....

I'm off in two days for a mission to Nicaragua.

But that is the thing with motherhood, no matter what, the show must go on. So we are celebrating trouble's birthday, come rain, snow, or hurricane Sandy. 

We had ordered a  personalised cake cover from Kukis, which arrived on time  because even the day of the storm  you could see the mailmen and women walking around town delivering. 

When it arrived and we saw how  cool and kick ass  it was, we realised no ordinary sponge cake would do. We did this:

PLAIN SPONGE CAKE 
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup flour
juice and rind of 1/2 lemon

Beat the eggs until they are thick and lemon colored. Add the sugar gradually and continue to beat. Sift the flour several times and fold into the mixture. When the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add the grated rind and juice of the lemon, pour into a sponge cake pan, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.



except I switched the lemon for orange peel. It came out pretty flat, hard and delicious tasting, so pretty much like a massive (delicious) cookie. 

add some chocolate frosting, mini marshmallows, one grandma and the rest is history.