what irony! So I have discussed and debated over taking baking classes at Micheal's. Well This weekend I found out that classes are 27bucks plus supplies... uhh can we say 50+ a pop! No thank you, so I am going to get some supplies with my 45% off coupon and just go online and use some tutorial videos! Ah the great vastness of the internet! I love it! First off I am trying not to bake till Halloween is over, but I fear that this is inevitable! I am itching to do something! So since I am not making dinner tonight (hubby coming home late) I will be baking AFTER I work out. Now originally I had planned since I am going to be out all day I will not work out, BUT I will get a half hour or more workout in! I have from 230-730 to go out and do everything I got to do! The only responsibility I have today is to call in dinner from the Chinese food place.... EASY!
So I plan on making Chocolate cake from scratch and butter cream frosting from scratch. Now I think I will make the frosting today and make the cake tomorrow. This way I can get a grip on what I'm venturing into and not go over board. Also the two recipes that I have are super easy.
- 2 cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
as for the butter cream frosting goes:
which means all I need is powdered sugar. I can't wait to get started! Home made cake from scratch not a box!