On Cake and Birthdays

My latest finished object is not fiber related, but rather a birthday cake for my sister the fantastic Carla Bee (of Carla Bee Creations, check out her blog, it is awesome).

It was a Coconut Lime Curd Cake, and it was awesome.  While my 7-minute frosting was a bit more spackel than frosting, but a little extra lime juice and water (and a good spatula) made everything better and spreadable. The lime curd is totally awesome, I really just wanted to eat it with a spoon.

The recipe is from the Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl, our go to book for fancy desserts.  As with all the cakes in the books is very hands-on and time consuming, but very, very tasty (and uses a ridiculous number of sugar, eggs and butter).

So, happy birthday little sister, I love you.

P.S. Sorry about the pictures, it was quite the overcast day and everyone wanted to eat the cake.