So. Much. FOOD!
My friend, the wonderful Rena Freefall, came over to my house for the last time in... quite a few months. You see, she is going off to America for a few months and I will be shortly embarking upon my fourteen month long expedition of Germany and China (I say expedition, I will just be working and studying for the large majority of those fourteen months...)
So to celebrate our adventures? We made cake. Cakes. Cakes and Cookies.
Yeah... We went a little overboard....
We started with the cake, using a recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, we decided to make the coffee cake as recently I have formed a sort of addiction to coffee cake (ironic really, considering coffee itself I don't find to be hugely addictive...). The recipe involved about 8 eggs, lots of sugar, a surprising amount of baking powder (which lead to our cakes overflowing somewhat....) and tons of sugar!
(Look at her! Being all cool with her one handed egg cracking skills!)
The peanut butter cookies were very simple to make. With only three ingredients, it was the perfect way to distract ourselves whilst waiting for the cakes to be made!
The we got back to the task of the icing sugar!
Rena turned her talents to the decorating of the cake, which was simply sublime, whilst I sorted out the cookies! Soon we had a nice leaving feast prepared for ourselves (plus my family)!
Needless to say, it really was the perfect goodbye. A bit of chatter, a lot of sugar and even more fun.
Finally, I just wanted to say a huge WELL DONE to Rena for getting chosen to be part of Camp America and have a really great great great summer abroad in NY. Can't wait to hear all about it :)
Until next time everyone~