Also maybe an amphibian. Last night at 9pm I realized that the yellow package I visualized when I was at the store was cling wrap, not sugar, and after a quick exercise of words that start with F and a trip to the store I opened my garage door and saw a little brown hoppy thing!!! It was so small I had to look twice to make sure it was a hoppy thing and not a bug–I'm not entirely sure what kind of hoppy thing it was, but it had a pointy back end, so I'm thinking frog. I carried it back outside with the help of a coffee can and some junk mail.
Cakes 3 and 4 are for my department head's retirement party. There are two cakes because she's gluten intolerant and it only seemed fair to have something she could eat.
I checked the ingredients label on the powdered sugar to make sure it was made with corn starch, not wheat starch, and checked the ingredients label on the food coloring to make sure it was okay too.
I used the same recipe for the other cake that I used for the Very Hungry Caterpillar cake (the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst MA is now following me on twitter, which tells me they have efficient web spiders), but I used my usual butter this time, and:
That's two 11×15" layers, two batches of a recipe that makes 3 9" layers, feeding 60, so if they didn't bake right I was going to have to exercise my words starting with F again, but they did, so I was Greatly Relieved. The eggs and milk were the same as the caterpillar cake, which tells me the butter was the problem–too much fat in it, I think, which means I don't know how to cook with high-quality ingredients.
I'm already praying I don't drop it on the way in to work tomorrow.
This is what I saw on the way in today:
I'm told by people who know that these are anoles, not chamelions, but they do change color.