Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I baked a cake!

I'm not sure if it's glorious yet, but it sure is tasty, so I'm going to let it count for my 27-before-27!
I'm also proud to say that it is vegan. I veganized the Trader Joe's cake & baking mix by substituting vanilla soy yogurt for eggs and Earth Balance for butter. So much better this way!

I also learned that not all cake pans are created equal. The top layer came out all crumbly because the pan just wasn't up to par. Oh, and I refrigerated the frosting while the cake was baking...not a great decision. I had to soften it with some hot water, and I over-compensated and then the frosting was a bit too soft.

But I'm learning!

♥ Shannon


  1. It looks delicious. You can't much go wrong with fresh fruit! Yum.

  2. This looks so yummy! Congratulations on a job well done :) I've experienced the same thing with some of my cake pans. One layer invariably comes out wonky. Either I go with it and tell myself it adds character or use the imperfections as an excuse for more frosting.

  3. Thanks, girls! Practice makes perfect, and in the meantime, I know that adding strawberries is the way to go!


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