This year for my Birthday, my mother, Sylvia of Sylveeeskitchen.com, for whom I help operate this web blog to share her years of talent with others, asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my Birthday on November 26th.
My first thought was that I didn’t want a cake since we usually celebrate my birthday on Thanksgiving and there is always too much food and far too much that she always does to make it a great day for our entire family.
But then a little devil inside me said, Hey, I will tell her to make Andriano Zumbo’s famed eight layered V8 cake as featured on Masterchef Australia this season. One contestant described this cake as eight layers of hell.
I figured it was so complicated and difficult to even attempt that she might opt out and then I would get my wish that she not make me a cake and give herself a break this year. But to my surprise, she took on the challenge of making this monster of a cake.
While not technically perfect cosmetically as this would take any master pastry chef many attempts to even come close, she made what was one of the best cakes I have ever had. It was truly amazing in flavor, texture and was everything I thought it should taste like. I have posted some of the pictures on the cake on Sylveees Kitchen Flickr Album. Please take a look. Thanks Mom, for the best cake ever.
For gifts that say ‘I Love You’ try making food items to give to your closest friends and relatives. Cookies, jellies, muffins and/or fresh herbs can be used.
Thanksgiving in the United States is a family holiday that is usually celebrated with a huge Turkey Dinner. Even though most of us will probably have the traditional turkey and dressing some of you may like to make it a little different this year