Lots of exciting website updates were launched last week with the Washington National Opera and Kennedy Center affiliation on July 1st… which were also the primary reason why my blog has taken a back seat for the past month.
Not going to lie, I am beyond thrilled/proud of how my 4th of July flag cake turned out. Not only because of the ‘architectural’ feat in making it, but also because the layers were made in the microwave. Yes, the microwave. Randomly, hours before our party, right as I get my first batch of better ready to go I realize the oven wasn’t preheating. After running down to the front desk and unsuccessfully begging to borrow a vacant apartment (full house in the building), I decided my last resort was the microwave. After a couple of fruitless Google attempts I decided to wing it and pop half a cake batter batch in the microwave for 5 minutes… and voilà! Despite a slightly interesting spongey texture it actually still tasted pretty darn good. More pictures below (note: pictures 1 and 5 below taken from friends).
Happy 4th of July!!!
So thrilled I was working from home today, saw my first and only double rainbow over Washington DC from our balcony. Might be my new favorite DC view balcony picture.
Click image for higher resolution (jolt in smaller rainbow is a result of me excitedly changing places as I snapped pics for photomerge in photoshop…)
DC is barely visible, hidden in the rain cloud under the rainbows.