What kind of birthday cake does a Roshi want? I made him a carrot.
Actually, I made two, double layer, 8 inch carrot cakes. The last two are baking and will be done in half an hour.
I used a kitchen aid mixer cook book. I think this is the first cake I've made from scratch.
Frustrated, I struggled to make good time. I started baking these cakes at 9pm and it's going for 1am, and I haven't made the icing. I expected to be good at baking.
My dad was a marine for 21 years and his M.O.S was cooking. He's an accomplished baker, trained at Johnson and Wales. He whips up gourmet goodies on a whim. No matter how late it is on a saturday night, he bakes his muffins for Sunday mass. I expected some of that experience to rub off on me.
Am I trying too hard to make this Sangha party successful?