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The Dirty Dozen X and Happy Cherry Day!

On Sunday, I wrote double the number of pages required. I marked the progress on my calendar and put the numbers in for two days. I needed to write through to the end of the scene, and I needed to get it done because the day is crazy.

BBC1 (Big Brother Crisp #1) is here for Cherry’s birthday. She’s nine. I baked her favorite cake and bought cupcakes for school because you can’t bake your own cupcakes to take to school anymore. I wrapped the presents. We’re ready to celebrate first thing in the morning. It’s our tradition to eat birthday cake for breakfast.

I’m posting the cake recipe below.  It’s a family thing, passed down from my dad’s mother. The description of the cherries shows how old the recipe is.

Cherry Crisp’s Favorite Angel Food Cake

1½ cups egg whites
1 t cream of tartar
1½ cups of sugar
1 cup flour
Juice and Maraschino cherries from 10 cent bottle
¼ t salt

Beat egg whites with salt and cherry juice until foamy; add cream of tartar and beat until stiff. Sift flour and sugar together. Fold in. Add cherries cut up. Bake in ungreased tube pan at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Invert pan to cool.

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