Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Baaa, Baaa, Eat Me!

Brownie, I'm jealous you've had the Shamrock Shake. I considered field tripping to Jerz in search of Shamrock goodness, but it never really seemed worth it. Bravo, Lawman. Second, I've never been to a DQ myself, but I like their commercials. Food Adventure! Now about my beautiful little lamb and I don't mean Jesus.

For years, I've talked about the lamb cake, often to responses of "Ew! You eat a cake with lamb in it!" No sillies. I eat a cake shaped like a lamb. (I would also eat a cake shaped like a cow, if any of you want an early start on my birthday presents.) We even give him eyes to be super-creepy! I'm not sure if this is just a Czech thing (the Czechs did do this. Yes, we're a little nutsy!) or any Eastern European thing or what. My mom inherited a special two piece lamb-shaped mold (front and back). We hadn't made this in more than a year, so when we made the first lamb, we put all the batter in the back part of the mold (my grandmother's instructions only said "batter in deeper mold" whatever that meant) leading to insufficient rising into the face and hence, a faceless lamb. He didn't survive very long sans face, but my belly was happy. This lamb was 'Lamb Cake Take 2'. I believe that any cake recipe may suffice for such cakes; our recipe calls for 1.5 tsp. of baking powder and no baking soda as there aren't any acidic ingredient (Right, mommsie? You are reading my blog, mommsie?!). It's your basic golden cake recipe, but if any of you would like it, drop me a line and I'll send it to you next time I'm at my mom's. As for the edible green apple grass. It doesn't have a taste, but if you have pets in the home, I believe it's a good investment for Easter baskets.

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