Even though my cake was nowhere near as photogenic, I made a birthday cake for my father-in-law Gene today, and was delighted by Alecia Paulson's Cloudburst frosting recipe.
I found a stack of the Foods of the World cookbooks at our local used book shop. (On the free shelf!) My high school French teacher had these in her classroom library and I spent so much time reading them back then. Fun to look through again!
My neighbor is teaching me to spin! I am making some really lumpy yarn, but still really enjoying the process.