Thanksgiving 2017 Highlights:
01 - Afternoon walk at Lake Boren Park with Clay's family
02 - Continuing the Yan Thanksgiving turkey baking tradition
03 - Making shakshuka and French onion soup with Jason
04 - Visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle
This fall, I was able to try out a couple recipes from the Momofuku and Momofuku Milk Bar cookbooks (their pork buns and cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies). I have never been to New York before (where their restaurants and bakeries are located), but have always to wanted try their triple layer birthday cake with colorful cake crumbs on top. So this year, for my 26th birthday, Clay decided to make me a homemade version of their birthday cake right here in our very own kitchen! I still can't believe that he went through the trouble of getting so many obscure ingredients (including grapeseed oil, clear imitation vanilla extract, citric acid, acetate strips, and a 6-inch cake ring) to make me this very special birthday cake! I was incredibly touched to come home on a Wednesday night at 10pm after a full day of work and evening class back-to-back to find it sitting in our freezer drawer. I was also super impressed with my husband's baking abilities, especially since this was his first-time attempt at baking this cake and it turned out perfect on the first try! Of course, I had to give it its own little photo shoot before digging in. ;)
Below is a GoPro video that Clay filmed of his entire cake baking session! The song he used in the video is "Loving You Easy" by Zac Brown Band. Clay and I actually went to their concert back in October when they performed at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. That was our first concert together and this song was my favorite from their set. :)
Just capturing as I go.