He pondered for several days on the perfect cake for mom's big 48th....He concluded that A GERMAN CHOCOLATE SPELT CAKE made with organic spelt flour and organic sugar would be fitting. Unbelievably rich and complicated!!!
This cake and the process that went into it brought us full circle to the reason we have become such a foodie family.
|Spelt German Chocolate Cake|
Although the cake should have taken about 2 hours to make, it took Spencer nearly 6 given we don't even have an electric mixer (it broke somewhere along the way), and he had no help from adults.
Tim put together a wonderful last minute birthday gathering at Gritty's on Exchange Street in Portland. The photo is the cake perched on a ledge overlooking Wharf Street from back side of Gritty's.
Typical of planning though, Tim was right on time, but I was an hour and a half late with Spencer and Olivia in tow. It turns out, that while Spencer had a great time making the cake, he forgot to feed his own body during the process, and had such a protein low it was as if we were full circle back to where we started 7 years ago with this diet change.
Both of us quickly realized that the melt down was simply a lack of eating - and we called Tim to order a Gritty's burger for Spencer upon his arrival.
With Spencer fed, friends imbibed, and kids clamoring, we had a wonderful time. "Happy Birthday day to me...."