yesterday was my friend and favorite new baby mama sheila's birthday, so i made her a red velvet cake to commemorate it.
it started off as a 2-layer cake, but i wasn't satisfied with the height so i doubled it. jesus, it was really tall! i used this recipe and it turned out really awesome. the only issue i have is that my crazy old oven has two settings, off and 500°F, so i always end up with slightly overdone edges. i don't know how i got any cupcake testing done in that thing. i guess the smaller cakes/shorter cook times were more forgiving.
(the superbly amateur cake decorating was at once fun and anxiety-inducing, last-minute as it was.)
no inside shot because we ate at a korean restaurant (sura: the king's meal) on 9th street that was lovely inside but very dark. i had a deliciously spicy kimchi stone bowl bibimbop that was perfect for a cold, cold night. again, no pictures, so you'll have to take my word for it that it was not only delicious but also beautifully served, sizzling in a giant hot black stone bowl.