I'll let you in a little revelation about my favorite usernames in my virtual sites. First is about my Mikimoto Angel pen name. Mikimoto is a famous brand of pearl accessories in America. I first saw that brand in Vogue Magazine. I got mesmerized by that label, and I thought of using it. I just added Angel from my name "Angela". Thus, the formation of Mikimoto Angel.For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Mama Bet’s Cookbook: Fruit Cocktail Butter Cake
The baking bug bit my Mama again. Happy tummy for us once more! She recently cooked Fruit Cocktail Cobbler, Rainbow Butter Cake and Date Cake. All those three heavenly sweets have two things in common. First, they’re all fruit cakes. Second, they were all not documented. I can hear a resounding boo, was that from you?
It breaks my heart that I haven’t even taken photos of them, because that would only mean I can’t blog about them in full details. Most of the bloggers who drop by here in my niche are more into visuals. They’re used to seeing… and not much about reading things. Talk is cheap if we don’t have a proof of what we’re yakking about.
Good thing though that I’m not really that hapless about keeping a record of Mama’s baking routine. I have here some graphic support on one of her latest cake innovations. But before I show them to you, let me apologize for the poor image quality. They’re very noisy, so just bare with them if you can. I now present you… Mama Bet’s enchanting Fruit Cocktail Butter cake!
Mom’s using McCormick Vanilla Flavor and Food Coloring. Now she has three food colors aside from red. I bet it’s still going to grow in number as days go by.
Mom baked two butter cakes. Find out why later on.
Mom baked it for approximately 40-50 minutes.
Del Monte Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup.
Mom layered the two pink butter cakes like a huge sandwich, with the fruit cocktail as their “spread”.
An attempt for macro shot using a phone camera. The result is a blur.
Mom topped it with another spread of fruit cocktail, and then she covered it with thick frosting.
I swear this looks like a cake tower in real life. This also looked so tempting, but because of the noise, what I’m saying turns out to be just like a lie.
Another shot. I think this looks better. Relatively.
My glutinous share of Mom’s Fruit Cocktail Butter Cake!
My Mama and my sister Janine, who’s studying BS Food Technology in UP Min, are planning to take up a culinary crash course in the near future. This is for the food business, specifically coffee shop, they’re planning. I volunteered to be their food photographer and interior designer. I can’t wait for it to materialize. God willing!