Friday, July 2, 2010

A classic for the 4th: American flag cake!

Well hello there.

It's been awhile. A long while. Life -- and this ever-increasing belly of mine -- keeps getting in the way of cooking and, by extension, blogging. But I have so much to tell you about, and so much deliciousness to share. After my firstborn makes himself known to the outside world (and maybe even sooner, if I get some energy), I will be telling you all about my three baking classes with Bread Baker's Apprentice author Peter Reinhart. I'll be sharing some delicious granola and an Australian Weet-Bix slice courtesy of dear friends Kerrie and Barbara, respectively. I might even discuss the birthday treat I'm planning on making for Husband this Sunday, as he -- and our fair nation -- grow one year older.

But until then, I remind you of this: the American flag cake. An oldie but a goodie. I figure some of you out there might be searching for a 4th of July sweet that doesn't necessarily involve a carefully-placed matrix of blueberries and strawberries that resembles the stars and stripes (not that there's anything wrong with that).

If you're so inclined in the next few days, get to baking this showstopper of a cake. And enjoy the fireworks!

Happy long weekend, everyone.