Tuesday, May 26, 2009

been gone so long...

I feel like it's been FOREVER since i've gotten a chance to post. Haven't done much baking... perhaps that's why.

SO. Friendly gatherings are of course one of the main times to bust it out! Food, cake, drinks... all that hooplah!

My contributions to our Memorial Day BBQ consisted of:
Rainbow Cake
Chicken Yakitori
Spinach-Cheese Swirls

And now... pictures! (I followed the recipes, so not too much for me to narrate.)

I decided to try making cake with soda! (New concept to me!) To my surprise, the Rainbow Cake baked like any other cake would... but just super duper dense. Cake was still edible, but not a delish as if it was a regular white cake with the eggs, oil, and water. But it was a nice experience. I now know that rainbow-ing a CAKE is way easier than rainbow-ing a CUPcake. The gel colors definitely came out AMAZING. I left the top unfrosted since it was so pretty! (I decided for it to be more for looks than taste for people at the BBQ.)

For the chicken yakitori, very easy and cooked up super quick on the bar-bee. I skewered it with green onions too. Note to self: soak skewers longer next time.

The Spinach-Cheese Swirls I made mainly to use up the puff pastry that's been sitting in the freezer. It was harder than I thought to cut these swirls and not smush the whole thing.

Now I have 1 more sheet... what to do what to do...

The rest of the grub:

Ila's rice balls!!! ALWAYS DELISH.

I missed a few things... burgers, beef kebobs, and sausage kabobs. By the time I got around to inhaling everything, I suffered a severe food coma, and forgot to document.


Aleta said...

Ooo, I like the idea of leaving the rainbow cake topless . . . how risque!!

Also, thanks for the linkback. I agree that the soda cake will not be as delicious as a *real* cake, but to those knee-deep in a diet that is a little piece of nonguilty heaven. =)

appropriated.muffin said...

Thanks Aleta! I agree... still good for a cake. but could be better, SINFULLY better (mmmm fat).

Reeni♥ said...

I love the cake! How pretty! And your chicken and spinach swirls-yummmmm!! Everything looks great!

Hsin said...

that cake looks kinda scary

Justin said...

spinach cheese swirls! oh man, now I really gotta get some puff pastry.