Sunday, May 16, 2010

4L Cake

My wife's grandfather was turning 80.  If you met him, you might think he was much younger.  He is an old time West Texas cattle rancher and  anyone who has met Wade has had the pleasure of hearing one of his great stories.  He is sure to make you laugh and keep you entertained.  He wrote a book Swapping Cattle, just for fun.  I call it Wade's Greatest Hits.  If you ever have the pleasure of meeting him, he is sure to give you a signed copy.  What inspired me to me a bake cake for Wade, is 1) he eats everything, and 2) he thought I was good enough for his granddaughter.  My cakes are no competition for Martha's Rum Cake, but it's not a competition.  I modeled the cake after 4L, which IS West Texas.

This can be done with a standard 9 X 13 cake pan.  As this was one of my first cakes, I broke my cardinal rule, try to use all the cake.  As you can tell, I had to cut out the shape.  This was not hard to do, but icing the base layer get's a little crumby.  You may want to put a crumb coat to make the icing come out a little prettier.

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