On New Year’s Eve we celebrated Mini SGCC’s 18th birthday. That’s right. My baby is now legally an adult.
Of course, that means nothing to me. In my mind, she will always be my little curly-haired cherub.
One would think that Mr. SGCC and I can now sit back, relax and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. But, I have a feeling that our headaches aren’t over yet! Mini SGCC is a good kid, but she is fiercely independent and knows her own mind. That is how we raised her to be. Hopefully it won’t come back to bite us in the butt, now that we can’t really tell her what to do anymore.
I find it ironic that we parents spend all those years worrying and fretting over our kids, only to worry and fret even more when they grow up! I now understand what my parents were talking about all those times they said that “A son is a son till he takes him a wife, but a daughter is a daughter for all of her life.”
In honor of the occasion, I decided to bake Mini SGCC’s favorite cake: a Black Forest Cake. I’d never baked a Black Forest cake before, and frankly, the prospect made me a little nervous. It’s a fancy schmancy German confection consisting of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and brandied cherries between each layer. Originally called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, the entire cake is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. When made well, it is a masterpiece. When made by me – I wasn’t so sure! read more >>