Gawd I’m nervous.
As I sit here baking an Oreo cake for a coworker’s nephew’s birthday (why do I get myself into these things), I’m trying to figure out how to get 450 grams of carbohydrates eaten today, and it’s stressing me out.
My oatmeal, banana, and yogurt breakfast only consisted of 86 grams. So now it’s looking like I have to eat rice and potatoes and spaghetti for my next two meals. And only that. And lots of it.
I like rice and potatoes and spaghetti. But not all in the same meal and for every meal. Worse yet, my stomach is in knots so I don’t want anything to eat right now.
And if my leg/knee wasn’t acting up, I probably wouldn’t be so nervous about it. But it IS acting up, so I want to have enough carbs to give it enough energy to make it through 13.1 miles.
As if that stress isn’t enough, add to it an eye doctor’s appointment for Mario, a shopping excursion to Walmart, decorating of the cake, and packing of my clothes for the weekend.
But I feel a little better now that I’ve got all that off my chest.
So let’s talk cake.
Lots of people have been asking me to bake stuff for them lately. I guess I don’t really mind, but I have started to demand a little higher price. After all, it means I have to bake on my day off, so I should get some compensation.
This particular co-worker wanted something for her 19 year old nephew. She left it up to me decide what kind of cake. I’ve been anxious to try out a new Oreo cake and frosting recipe, so Oreo cake it is.
The hardest part was de-stuffing the Oreos without licking them.
But I managed. See? They’re all there.
Then I made THE BEST chocolate cake ever according to Kevin and Amanda.
Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips. It really IS the best.
While the cake was baking, I excitedly started the Oreo cream frosting.
Who would have thought it would actually taste better than the real Oreo cream?
All that was left to do was assemble the cake cookie.
Frost it all.
And then make Oreo Minis with the extras.
Hmmm…. perhaps I can substitute a cupcake for a serving a rice. I’m sure it’s loaded with carbs.