We had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate a very important, and special birthday last week. Little Angel Cakes 1st! A few months ago I asked my mom if I could borrow her sitting teddy bear cake pan for the birthday party. It hadn't been used for over 20 years, so naturally she was very happy that it could be used again.
Last Tuesday my parents arrived and after dinner I took the box of cake mix I'd been saving and we made the cake. But apparently sometime in the last 20 years the amount of batter that a cake mix makes has been reduced. So the poor bear came out with only half a foot; which fell off as soon as the pans were removed.
It was now 10:30 in the morning, the time when my mom and sister-in-law, Heather, were originally to arrive to help me ice the cake. My parents were staying at my in-laws so I called my mom up again and explained what had happened. After talking it over with my mother-in-law they decided that the best thing to do at this point was to make one more batch of cake batter, this time from scratch, and bake it in one of my mother-in-laws cake pans. After it was cooled they'd bring it to our house so Heather and I could decorate it.
My mom had, to my knowledge, never made a cake from scratch before, though she is very accomplished in all other ares of baking. After getting the batter mixing (it had to beat for 7 minutes) she was rereading the recipe one more time and discovered that she had put 4 cups of cake flour in, instead of 3, and 1 1/2 cups of milk instead of 1 1/4! But, God was at work, and the cake came out wonderfully and baked perfectly!