And I had a vision. A culinary vision, if you will. Although culinary is not really a word we throw around much at our house. At our house, it's mostly like "What's for dinner?".
"Uh. Something with chicken."
And my husband will TOTALLY recognize that conversation.
But I had a vision. A vision that included a lemon cake with homemade butter cream frosting and some sort of cherry/lemon slices flowers on the top. Once it was made (and photographed, duh), I looked at it and thought how truly fabulous it was and I wondered if anyone at the party would think I had bought it instead of making it myself.
Half the party guests thought I bought it.
Well. Look at it. Is that not TRULY FABULOUS?
I thought so.
Just in case you would like to duplicate the fabulousness, buy a lemon cake mix and frost it with this:
Butter Cream Frosting Recipe
1 lb. confectionery sugar
1/4 lb. (1/2 Cup) butter
1/8 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
3-4 T. milk
Cream 1/3 of the sugar with the butter and salt in a large bowl. Blend vanilla, 2 T. milk and remaining sugar into mixture. Gradually stir remaining milk into mixture until spreadable.
(I substituted lemon juice for some of the milk to make the icing taste like lemon.)