Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Snow White Vanilla Birthday Cake

So, this is not my recipe, but rather, one I got off of Pinterest a while back. I decided to make it, and freaked when I noticed that the original link didn't work! I finally found the recipe online, but I couldn't pin it because it lacked an image (sigh). So, here's the whole recipe, in all its glory:

Snow White Vanilla Birthday Cake        
Described as Geburtstag Kucha (Birthday Cake from Rebecca Weber) in
Food That Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler
"Snow white and light as a feather; baked in layers."
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups ice water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 egg whites beaten stiff
Add sugar to the butter and beat until light.
Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with ice water and flavourings,
beating thoroughly after each addition.
Fold in the beaten egg whites.
Pour into greased layer pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Cover with Angel Feather Icing and be tactful about the number of candles.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Madison Bucket List

Madison Bucket List
Well. It's official. I'm moving back to Milwaukee. I can't help but have mixed feelings because I've fallen in love with Madison and this is where all of my friends live. So, in the spirit of leaving, I've compiled a list of all the things I'd like to do before I move on (I know that some most of these things are not in Madison, but I doubt I'll have time to do them when I begin student teaching!):

  • Go on a tour of the Capital
  • Get a picture on Abe's lap
  • Go to a waterpark in the Dells  - Completed 7/3/12
  • Go to a fish fry at Toby's
  • Visit Gov. Dodge State Park
  • Go to the Farmer's Market  - Completed 6/16/12
  • Go to the House on the Rock
  • Visit Aztalan
  • Have a picnic at Picnic Point 
  • Visit a museum in Madison
  • Go to Johnson Creek Outlet Mall
  • Go to a drive-in movie in the Dells
  • Tour the Ale Asylum Brewery
  • Visit Mt. Horeb
  • Visit the remodeled Chazen Museum
  • Win money at Ho-Chunk in the Dells
  • Go to Cave of the Mounds
  • Mine for gems in the Dells 
  • Bike around Lake Monona
  • Have a drink at the Terrace  -  Completed 7/2/12
  • Hike Devil's Lake