This weekend I baked a cake.
There wasn’t really a reason, no birthday, no special occasion, nothing extra special to celebrate.
I just felt like baking a cake. Mixing together some dry ingredients, whipping up some frosting. This cake has been on my to-do list of baking for a very long time.
But I didn’t get to it because in my mind I thought, “there is no special occasion for this cake. Nothing to celebrate, no person who would want it for their birthday.” So I put it off. I left it for a long long time. And obviously you can’t make a cake without a good reason.
But then I woke up on a cold frosty day with a baking itch that I knew had to be scratched soon. So I really scratched that itch, not with muffins, or banana bread, or some everyday fare.
I baked a cake and it was delicious.
Somewhere in the past I’d made a rule that cake was only for a special day. Well maybe making a cake is just what makes that day special.
Or maybe, sometimes, we have to throw out our “food rules”.
PS the cake is a Vegan Red Velvet cake from The Vegan Table written by this lovely lady.
This was my morning:
My To-Do list:
This was my afternoon:
[insert cool swimming picture]
Followed by a walk to the grocery store:
Fall is so pretty!
Hmmm, what am I making? You can see the star of the show right there!
Out of the oven…
So quickly devoured!
I made Pumpkin Cake from the book My Sweet Vegan. It’s by unversity student Hannah Kaminsky. These tasty recipes are all vegan, but so easy! And so good. I’ve made vegan “cheesecake” and this cake, as well as Fig and Graham Flour scones (so good, going to make these soon!). Just amazing. Check out her blog; Bittersweet (seriously, her photos will make you drool!).
Then I went to my residence’s Thanksgiving Dinner where it was quickly devoured. Only few crumbs. yay. I love seeing people gobble up my food. Is it weird that I’m saddened when there’s some left?
My swim today was awesome. I think swimming is highly underappreciated. It’s a great sport! And so few blogs talk about it. Anyone else for the swimming love?
Hmmm…. I think I might have a post for tomorrow for you all! Ideas Ideas! I spend far too much time thinking about this blog, and not enough thinking about my schoolwork! I have two midterms coming up, and a couple big events. Right now I’m terrified of failing. And it’s definitely a possibility.
Oh well. Maybe I’ll study for a bit?
Or maybe I’ll chill out and watch some TV.