Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Boyd's First Caldwell Adventure

Our idea of adventure is probably a little different than the rest of the world's. Case in point, the 2nd Annual Lee County Heritage Cake Contest. Yes, that is correct, Tyler and I both entered a cake! The recipe had to be either 100 years old or passed down through 3 generations. We both used our grandmother's recipes so we passed that test!
Judging Criteria:
  1. Appearance: Cake should be presented in its historical context as it would have been 100 years ago.
  2. Authenticity: 100 years old. Follow recipe word for word. Recipe must show original measurements.
  3. Taste-Flavor
  4. Intent of original recipe
  5. Symmetrical
  6. No suggestion of sugar crystals
  7. Layer cake should be soft and golden brown in color. (I think this one is a bit odd!)
Tough judges
 I made my grandmother's spice cake with pecan cream cheese frosting.

Tyler made his grandmothers apple cake with a cinnamon crunch topping. YUM!

Announcing the winners.......first place went to a fruit cake (really!?), second with to a blackberry spice cake with burnt caramel frosting, and third place went to ME!

Yep, that's right, Boyd and I got our picture in the Auburn/Opelika Newspaper! Our poor child is destined to be a ranging nerd but at least he will have stories to tell!

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