I was designated to make the dessert for one of the parties we attended Saturday night so I chose to make a triple layer apple spice cake that is in the holiday issue of this month's Home Companion magazine. I had gone out Friday to buy some pecan pieces as they were to cover the entire side of the cake. I got the last two packages at the grocery store closest to my home and considered myself lucky to find them. (there must be a lot of bakers in this town as they go like hotcakes)
Notice how in this picture the pecans are only on the top? Well, I toasted both packages and managed not to burn them (I always do!) So proud of myself, I placed them on a plate on the counter to cool and then let Wilbur in.
Do you see where this is going?
I made the big mistake of getting sidetracked in the other room and then heard some noises from the kitchen. Both kids were outside playing and I instinctively knew what was taking place. Yes, Wilbur helped himself to ALL of those wonderfully perfectly toasted pecans. It was too late to go hunting for some more and luckily I had half a bag in my cupboard so the cake went from being 'totally encrusted' to 'sprinkled with a few measely pecans' on top. Needless to say Wilbur knew I was quite mad at him but I guess no-one really was the wiser. Roll with the punches!
My Shirley Temple hair-do took ALL DAY to calm down and even then I had to spritz it with some water. Unreal! Anyway, sorry no 'before' pics but here is an 'after'. These are our dear friends (hubby's college buddies from way back) They are such a fun group and we always get together for dinners throughout the year. We had a deep-fried turkey and was it ever tasty! 45 mins in the fryer and it was done to perfection.
I'm getting ready for Karla's "What Do You Love About Your Holiday Home" party on December 12th. Be sure and join in on the fun!