Time again for my birthday! My husband and son make me a special burnt almond cake every year, it's such a treat. Although they take notes each year the cake is a little different each time.
This year, they included making a dinner together too.
|Vegetables being prepped to be roasted later. |
Note the jars on the cook top. Earlier we made marmalade, the jars were being sealed while they did the prep work!
|Starting to add the custard between the layers. This year there was not enough for the third layer, so we put sliced marzipan (that I had purchased for another reason) and frosting for that layer. Delicious!|
|Working on the frosting.|
|A snazzy way to apply the top layer!|
|Our butcher put the chicken cordon bleu together so that saved time and effort that day. We just needed to cook it. My husband made a delicious pan gravy that really finished it off fabulously!|
|Cake all assembled, frosted and with the toasted almonds.|
My Godmother, Aunt June, had burnt almond cake for her Eastern Star installation as Worthy Matron. I hadn't heard of it before, but it was lovely that day - and wonderful to have each year now made by my guys.
I scanned the recipes to share: