November 22, 2012 by Rakroc
Happy Thanksgiving! I have really enjoyed my blogging experience and am always thinking of ways to showcase my interests with you in a variety of ways. One of the things that I thought would be interesting to do would be to make a cake of my own. I attempted, Paula Deen’s “Blue Velvet Cake” recipe and I think I faired well.
However, the cake making process provided me with a whole other experience than I expected. I purchased all of my ingredients and followed the directions to the letter. When I had all of my ingredients blended and poured into the bowl, I tasted the cake batter. It was at the moment that I knew why I was doing what I was doing. I was a 5-year old again in my grandmother’s kitchen, tasting the batter off of the beaters.
Being thrown back in time made a revelation apparent that I really miss my grandmother. This is the third Thanksgiving without her, since her passing and I can’t say it’s easier every year.
Today, I realized two things. One is: baking made me feel close to her again. Her cooking and baking is where I watched her do something she loved. It was how she showed her love for me and my family. Two: since my grandmother’s passing, my mother has filled that void and stepped into the “Chief Chef” role and perhaps it’s how she feels close to her mother; my grandmother.
Pictures will be posted on another blog post of my cake making experience.