Last Thursday, our friends gathered together to celebrate a very special holiday: Cinco de Reago!
Also known as the anniversary of the birthday of this lovely lady:
Reagan requested angel food cake and strawberries for her birthday (“since it’s healthier than other options”), and I was more than happy to comply. After calling my mom for advice, she told me to just go with a box mix to simplify things; she assured me it would turn out delicious.
She told me I would need a specific type of pan, a tube pan. I couldn’t find one anywhere, so I decided to go with loaf pans. The directions seemed simple. Mix, pour, bake. Easy peasy right?
Sigh. Nothing is ever easy.
Looks can be slightly deceiving. While this may not look that bad, I had some problems. The cakes puffed up beautifully…and continued to puff up until they spilled over and onto the burners in my oven. And consequently caught on fire.
It was all good, though. I managed to get it under control.
Not so bad, eh? We’ll just ignore the metal tin of disappointment off to the side.
We headed out to Jim ‘N Nick’s for dinner, then to karaoke for drinks and entertainment. Some shots from the evening:
Dresses with pockets rock!