We might live in Tokyo, but today was a good old-fashioned American Homecoming.
There was a football game, cheerleaders, hamburgers and hot dogs, a cakewalk and all sorts of fun games.
The Cuties each worked a shift at the cakewalk with their Girl Scout troops and we were responsible for donating a cake. We searched high and low for different ideas as to what we should make and finally settled on this idea.
This was really my first significant baking experience with our oven in Japan and it was a wild adventure. The left side was twice as hot as the right side, and mid-way through baking the temperature dropped 50 degrees! I know I’m lucky to even have an oven in Japan, however, but clearly, we need to experiment with baking a little more in order to make this less stressful. We tweaked the design a bit, but were happy with the result.