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A Berry Special Cake

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Spencer’s grandmother had a birthday last weekend and Spencer insisted on making a cake. At first he wanted to make a carrot and applesauce cake and then he changed his mind to a strawberry cake. After some googling (and realizing that I need to look up “fresh strawberry cake” to avoid those made with gelaitin or box mix) I stumbled on the Smitten Kitchen Strawberry Summer Cake. She doesn’t like things that are too sweet so this was perfect.

But then tragedy stuck and I realized I only had a half pound of strawberries. I decided to add in 8 ounces of blueberries and hope for the best. It turned out great!

Pushing the fruit in to the batter was his favorite part. And he is getting so good with the mixer. He turns it on and off, raises and lowers the top and does a nearly serviceable job of scraping the sides of the bowl down with a spatula. Not bad for not yet 3. (10 days oh em gee! He’s almost three!)

Finished cake. Glad I didn’t try and get it much browner, it would have been to dry.

He helped grandma whip the cream and earned the beaters.

Flash + low light + whipped cream = disaster photography

Digging in.

 

I really need to start using my camera at my in-laws, not my phone if I am going to be blogging the photos.

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