A good friend of mine is getting married in January. The wedding is early in the morning with a small brunch reception for close friends and family. I offered to make cupcakes several months ago, but have changed the flavors, recipes, etc. a billion times. At one point, I was going to go with muffins instead of cupcakes because of the time of day, but these guys really like the idea of cupcakes.
Bill has German ancestry, and loves Black Forest cake – he also loves, loves, loves cheesecake. His fiancée, Roxanne also loves chocolate with chocolate icing; they both are fond of coconut. I tried to come up with an idea that can incorporate all of the above, and I just overdid my thinking; planning a variety of all things they like. But then there was a breakthrough. Bill asked me the other day if there would be a small cake; something for them to cut at the reception. I hadn’t thought of it before. I’m not a cake decorator by any means, always focusing on flavor and texture. What would I do? I decided to make a bundt cake. My mother has an antique iron bundt cake pan. So, I decided to make a bundt cake in this pan, and then instead of traditional cupcakes, I would make mini bundts from the same batter.
Who Is Anastasia?
- Rose Whisperer
- New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
- When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear - regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how junky it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ... Oh, the two pictures below are NOT of my garden, although the one with the pink French doors looks very much like the backyard I grew up with. I am searching for pictures of that wonderful place and will post soon.