October 28, 2012
The Half-Eaten Cake Project
Whoever said that if you breastfeed your baby you'll lose tons of weight was a big fat liar. They do not deserve any cake.
I breastfeed my baby. I have not lost a ton of weight post-baby.
To be fair, I eat cake. And cookies, and pastries, and candy, and other sweet stuff.
I happen to LOVE cake. I love chewing on layers of moist cake with silky smooth frosting.
But it doesn't help me lose any baby weight.
So, I have a new project. It's called The Half-Eaten Cake Project. It's just what it sounds like. I will make delicious cakes (I have dozens of them ear-marked, ready to be baked.). I will cut a slice out for me. I will cut a slice out for Zach. And then I will pass along the rest of the cake to whoever wants it. That way, I won't eat slices for breakfast, slivers for mid-morning snacks, chunks as an afternoon pick-me-up, or wedges for dessert.
Because that is what I do when I have cake around. Or cookies, or pastries, or candy, or other sweet stuff.
I have no control.
I still think whoever said that if you breastfeed your baby you will lose tons of weight was a big fat liar. But I will be the first to admit that eating cake doesn't help.
So, I'm doing my part. :)
Person who started the rumor that if you breastfeed your baby you will lose tons of weight, please stop saying that.
Do you want some cake? Leave a comment on this post saying so, and I'll add you to the list of possible half-eaten cake recipients. You have to live in the TC. I have to be able to reasonably give this cake to you. I have to know you already. Sorry, but those are the rules.
My brother was the recipient of the first cake, a cake with three layers of banana cake, a peanut butter filling, and chocolate ganache from the Baked Elements cookbook.
The layers of banana cake were delicious and moist. The peanut butter filling was good. The ganache was a hot mess. It was slick, and it slid. I have some theories about why this might have been (I used chocolate chips to make it, I really helped the butter become softened). So for now I won't share the recipe. It's not fool-proof in my eyes.
The concept is a brilliant one, though. Who wouldn't love those three flavors together in a cake?
Again, want in? Comment, please.
Posted by Sarah at 3:43 PM