Last night we ate cake.
We had a healthy dinner too, I promise, but the cake is really what’s worth mentioning.
You know the kind of cake that keeps you going back for “just a taste” or “just a sliver more” after you’ve already had two slices?
Yeah, that was this cake.
I have a soft spot for gourmet desserts and when I looked at the Daisy Cakes website, I had a feeling they knew what they were doing in the kitchen. They use minimal ingredients and their cakes look like an incredibly delicious work of art.
Ryan and I were both immensely impressed with the Banana Bee cake’s authentic banana flavor, the moist, buttery cake and the crunchy, caramely topping.
Oh the topping!
The crumbly topping was easily our favorite part and was full of walnuts and coconut.
We could not stop eating it!
The only negative aspect of the cakes in my mind is their price (approximately $45), though this does seem in line with other gourmet cakes I’ve seen. Still, I can’t help but think of the movie The Father of the Bride when Franck, the wedding planner, tells George, the dad, the price of the wedding cake and George flips out, saying, “A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water.”
But one of their cakes would be a wonderful treat for a special occasion… like a baby shower, bridal shower or Easter dessert. For something special, I probably would shell out the money to bring a quality dessert that I knew would knock people’s socks off.
Clearly I’m a fan!
I actually managed to incorporate the topping from the Banana Bee cake into my breakfast this morning by crumbling it on top of my oatmeal!
I made my oats by combining milk, oats, vanilla protein powder and peanut butter in a bowl and microwaving everything until the mixture thickened.
It tasted like dessert in a bowl.
A quality workout was in order this morning!
Before breakfast, Ryan and I drove to the gym and started our workout with 20 minutes on the arc trainer.
Then it was time for a leg workout:
For some reason step ups just kill me! They’re not particularly hard on my legs, but I get so winded. Phew!
Resurrecting Blog Talk Tuesdays
I would love to resurrect the Blog Talk Tuesdays series I did on the blog a while back where I address common blog-related topics, inquiries and obstacles.
I am simply at a loss for what else you guys might be interested in me touching on to make the series really come back! I suppose Blog Talk Tuesdays posts will just pop up randomly on select Tuesdays like they have been as I think of topics, but creating some kind of predictable consistency would be great if I had enough topics to address back-to-back. I guess it will all depend on how many topics pop up. Or maybe the series has run its course?
Past topics include:
- How to Start a Blog, Blog Focus, Self Hosting and More
- Blogger Safety
- Company Outreach: Receiving Free Products, Hosting Giveaways, Posting Product Reviews and More
- Connecting with Other Bloggers
- Rising Above Negativity
- Balancing Blogging and Real Life
- How to Increase Blog Readership
- Freelance Writing 101
(You may always find all of these posts on my Blogging page under the “Favs” tab.)
Two topics I have on my radar include:
- Pictures (Organization, favorite cameras, storage, editing, etc.)
- Money (I’ve wanted to address this one for a while, but honestly think I might be better off directing you guys to the webinar Katy Widrick put together on her blog on the topic. It is amazing and addresses everything I would say and then some. I would highly encourage you to check out her post if you’re interested in monetizing your blog because she basically says everything I would say… and more!)
I’m open to any additional ideas you guys have for Blog Talk Tuesdays topics, so please feel free to let me know if anything comes to mind. I feel like I’m at a bit of a stand-still at the moment and think this may be a series I retire for a while unless anything else pops up!