So a good friend of mine who is due just days before me with her second bundle of testosterone had her baby shower recently. When asked by the hostess what kind of cake she would want, in total seriousness Misty responded, “Lemon Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake with Lychee Icing”. What?! Not the typical, “Chocolate with Vanilla Butter Cream” that i’m sure was the expected answer. At least something common enough to be picked up from Publix or Sam’s Club was what she was supposed to say. That’s Misty though. Straight faced when she’s saying the most outlandish thing expecting you to realize that it’s a joke. Sometimes you can’t tell; she’s very good at what she does.
So when I volunteered to handle cake duty “Lemon Poppy Seed Angel Food Cake with Lychee Icing” was what I was told. Ummm … Okay! I tend to do that a lot. Throw myself into a project or task with NO previous knowledge of how to manage it. Home made Angel Food Cake? Sure! Never done it before, but heck what could be so hard (other than the fact that I did NOT own a angel food cake pan, thank you Walmart for coming to my rescue). But what the heck is Lychee? A google search or two later, I discovered this new odd looking Japanese fruit. A trip to the only Asian Food mart in town later, I had canned Lychee in syrup that I used to make the icing.
Turns out, while Misty really was joking about her desired cake flavor, it was the top layer of cake for her wedding. Glad I was able to
nicely palatabley bring some nostalgia to her baby shower. Congrats on baby two Misty!
Oh and don’t you just love the bunting? How else are you supposed to decorate an angel food cake for a baby shower? And what about the boring cake board? Loving those rustic ruffles!