First of all- I love these old Detecto hampers, wastebaskets, and scales, etc. I wouldn't mind having one of those old pink scales. It would fit right in to our vintage pink and blue bathroom. But I'd only use it if I knew it was accurate. I rather like my newer digital scale.
On another note - about that birthday cake I made on May 24th - I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, and since I am on Weight Watchers, I just can't bake very much, because it is just too tempting for me. But I needed to bake my husband's favorite cake. In the first photo, the butter is softened and ready to go:
Mixing up the first stage of the batter:
Ready to fold in the beaten egg whites:
Cooling the layers:
And, we're done. I only had one piece. Guess how many Weight Watchers points are in one slice? (1/16 of the cake):
15 Points!! So I used a lot of my Flex Points that day! If you don't know me, you have NO idea how much willpower it took for me to NOT have another piece. This has NEVER happened before.
But I have lost 34 pounds so far, and I want to see that number on the scale keep going DOWN.
I am trying, I am really, really trying. I'll keep you "posted".
P.S. He ate the last piece exactly one week after the cake was baked. The ONLY reason it lasted that long was because I didn't help him eat it!