Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Floyd, Strawberry Cake

I went to pick my daughter up from school and as usual was gabbing with her teachers.  My daughter started singing," Bye Bye Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the Levy".  My daughter's one teacher says she was a teen when that song was released.  My daughter continued to proudly sing, the lines, "and good old boys were drinking whisky and rye, singing this will be the day that I die." They balked at the fact that she knew those lines.  Okay, so sometimes I influence my children in a not so perfect way. You see it goes back a generation.

I had two older brothers, 7 and 9 years my senior, when I was a kid who indoctrinated me into the world of rock and roll.  They taught me about Emerson Lake and Palmer, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Pink Floyd... and on and on it goes.  Frankly I loved it, I thought I was cool.  I still love all those groups.  Sometimes when I listen, I remember sitting on the couch with the music blaring, staring at album covers.

This is a kids cake, 100 percent all the way- color, flavor, sweetness.  My kids loved this cake.  Other adults didn't complain, they ate it.  Me, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 5.  But I'd make it again because its a kid cake all the way!

Another boxed cake recipe...

Double Decker Strawberry Cake
Adapted from the The Cake Mix Doctor

1 package plain white cake mix
1 package strawberry gelatin
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup canola oil

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped strawberries with juice

Preheat the oven to 350F. 

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and beat for about a minute.  Scrape down the sides and beat again for two minutes.  Pour into two greased and floured 10 inch pans or 3- 9 inch pans.  Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes.  The sides will begin to pull away from the pan.

I frosted it with cream cheese and butter frosting with some strawberries mixed in.


Tracy said...

Funny about kids and songs and lyrics...

I had one of my all-time favorites, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" playing in the car. My son (probably 8 or 9) pipes up from the back seat, "We were barely 17, we were barely dressed? Does that mean they were NAKED?" Mind you, I hadn't figured out that line until I was in my 20s. That came off the iPod playlist but quickly.

Your cake looks yummy!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

That song reminds me of my childhood - my Dad used to sing it all the time. I guess parents definitely can influence a child's music interests/memories. As for your cake, it looks delicious. I'll never turn down a pretty pink cake! Perfect combo!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I always love your pink creations. No one does it better than you!

vanillasugar said...

hey lori, sorry i've been mia.
i've always just wanted to make this cake simply for the color. it's just such a fabulous color. ok and the frosting too! lol

kat said...

Whoa that is one pink cake! I was the oldest so I was the one introducing my sister & brother to things like Pat Benatar & the Violent Femmes

grace said...

american pie is a great song, and this is a great cake. i love the color--forget red velvet forever! :)

Katy ~ said...

Now this makes me smile BIG!