Thursday, July 26, 2007

From the Archives::Hummingbird Cake


I came across an old box of undeveloped film and throw-away cameras in my craft room recently, and found some fun discoveries when I developed the film onto photo CDs. One of my favorites were pictures from Chris's 24th birthday, which we celebrated a little over a month after moving to Bloomington. It is so odd to think back to those days, when Indiana was so new and SO midwestern. We were both still very unemployed, spending our days doing projects on the house & becoming increasingly depressed about not having places to go aside from the hardware store.

Every year (except for one maybe?) since Chris turned 20, I have made him a birthday cake - it is one of those traditions that we have established and I really love it (even if I don't necessarily get a birthday cake in return, ahem, brownie mix ;). For this particular birthday, I made Martha Stewart's Hummingbird Cake, which is so beautifully covered in dried fresh pineapple slices. The cake is good - kind of a twist on a carrot cake - but really, my favorite part has to be the frilly frilly pineapple.

You can find the recipe here. Notice that it calls for 3 cups of mashed ripe banana - Lord knows I love my husband when I mash up 3 RIPE bananas for him (erhghgh - *gag reflex*).

4 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh, my God! Chris looks sooooo young and sooooo different! Thanks for sharing. :)

P.S. Chris, I don't think you look old now... just so you know.

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Cakespy said...

Well, well, well! Here it is! I am going to have to try out this recipe. That photo cracks me up. So much personality! Now I'm doubly glad I came across this blog--anyone who shares a love of hummingbird cake AND pumpkin fall dishes...

Della said...

Well written article.