Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Cake-Sort of

Dear Middle School Teacher,

Today, Thursday, is the teacher appreciation lunch at school.  I really do appreciate you very much so I happily signed up to make a cake for the luncheon.  I tried out this recipe not long ago.  Not to brag, but it was fabulous.  I took it to a tailgating party and it might be the reason we got invited back.  Look how pretty it was.

This is a poppy seed pound cake with blueberry lemon glaze.  This is the cake I wanted to make for you.

So I mixed my dry ingredients.

And then I mixed my wet ingredients.

And then I mixed them together and added poppy seeds.

I poured it into a greased bundt pan.

I dutifully waited for the oven to preheat to 350 and put my beautiful cake in.  Forty minutes later, the house smelled yummy and I pulled my cake out.  I waited to let it cool and turned it onto a wire rack.

Look how pretty.

I'm so embarrassed. 

 Please forgive me.  
I know by the time I get to middle school I need to be graded not just on effort but on performance as well, but it was a really good effort.
I know I should have started over.  
I really do.  
But some of you gave my child 2 hours worth of homework and a big ole history project and I just didn't have it in me.
If it helps my case I did make a pre-algebra practice test and researched Thomas Paine.  No truer words were ever spoken: 

"These are the times that try men's souls."

I did my best to fix it.

I'm so embarrassed.

I did make this to put on top.

Blueberry Lemon glaze.  
I didn't even eat the leftovers.  I gathered them up and spooned them back over it.  
You know, to fill in the cracks.

So, dear middle school teacher, if you see a funny looking purple cake tomorrow please take a slice.  It was made with love and appreciation.

It deserves at least a C.


  1. If this is gluten-free, I totally need the recipe!! :) Very pretty!!

  2. Danielle-it is Guten free! I went back and linked the original recipe-I meant to do that befoe. The original is nor GF but I subbed Pamela's bread mix for the all-pupose flour. Thanks!!!