If you would have told me that baking would end up being a hobby of mine I would have laughed loudly in your face and walked away. Buttttt while on check-in at the library I saw this magnificent book called Layered by Tessa Huff come through the returns and snatched it faster than you could say cake. I flipped through the cook book several times and put a book mark in the pages of all the cakes I wanted to make…ok so all of them but YOU GET THE POINT.

We have family dinner every Thursday night and I had the day off from work and despite having two finals due I told my mom that I would make dinner AND dessert. So I decided to bake a cake from the cookbook and make imitation Costa Vida burritos because they are THE BEST.

I made the Brooklyn Blackout Cake from the cookbook and it was my first time baking a cake from scratch and definitely outside my comfort zone and a learning experience. I didn’t ruin anything but I did avoid a disaster with the chocolate custard, I completely underestimated the importance of corn starch in custard. Thankfully, my mother helped me out with that… 😉 hahaha. It wasn’t funny at the time, I was almost in tears because I thought I had ruined it haha! I let all that stress out when I frosted the cake because it’s surprisingly therapeutic. Also…please tell me that I’m not the only one that things offset spatulas are adorable, I got two and I think they are the cutest things.

ANYWAYS the cake turned out really good so I guess you could say that my first cake baking experience went well and I can’t wait to make more, and don’t worry, of course I’m going to blog about it!

Also, y’all you seriously check out Tessa’s blog Style Sweet CA, it’s amazing!

xx Lane

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