Who decorates a cake like a credit card? Dave Ramsey fans, of course.
Last night Chris and I wrapped up our Financial Peace University Class with a potluck beans and rice dinner and this lovely cake, tremblingly prepared by yours truly.
When I originally suggested this cake idea to Chris, I didn’t think through what decorating a cake would entail – you know, things like frosting the cake. Which I don’t enjoy. Mostly because the would-be perfectionist in me is ready to put a blender through the cake by the time I’m done meticulously frosting it. And the creative free spirit in me thinks messy frosting is the most attractive look anyway.
So I present to you my free-spirit-credit-card-freedom cake:
(Note: the use of the word “Cheetah” is kind of an inside joke, so go here if you wish to be in the loop. And as another note, I don’t mean anything personal against Visa.)
If I had thought to bake the cake before 3 hours before FPU class, I would’ve used this yellow cake recipe – which makes fantastic cupcakes, by the way. However, since it was 1:30 and we had to leave around 4, Pillsbury came to my rescue, and for the first time the smell of boxed cake wafted through my kitchen. I tried not to feel like a turn coat.
Our butter cream frosting, however, was completely homemade (not an easy feat when you don’t own a mixer, haha). And I of course used this recipe, because it is simple, basic, and so delicious.
At least, our FPU peeps thought as much, because this is what we brought home after the party:
That’ll make any novice cake decorator happy.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
I know most of us periodically make culinary and health exceptions for the sake of time. So if you were in a time crunch, which would you choose to make homemade – the cake or the frosting? Why or why not?
Interested to hear your opinions,