Friday, August 15, 2008


I am friends with a Chinese student at UTA named Song. She and I get together periodically and hang out and talk. I help her understand American phrases and customs and she tells me about things in China. I have really enjoyed getting to know her.

She told me early on when I met her that she wants to learn how to bake a cake. She said she had tried but it didn't turn out. Well, I usually just use a boxed cake mix. So I had a decision to make: teach her the easy American way (and probably disappoint her) or look up how to make a cake from scratch and give it a try. I wouldn't want to disappoint my friend. I found a recipe online for a basic yellow cake and for chocolate butter frosting. Song came over and we got baking.

Song took pictures of every step so that she would know how to do it again. I won't put all of those pictures up. Here are a few:
Looking good...
Song with her piece!
The result? Success! A delicious cake and two satisfied girls!


Melody said...

Oh man- that looks like the cake my Grandma always makes when we come to visit. And it is always sooo good.

Now I'm going to have to go bake a cake!

Good job!

The Wests said...

Josh and Sarah! Hope things are going well with you guys.