When I was growing up, I was always told that it was better to give than to receive. I was reminded of that in #church this morning. That is why I share what I bake with others. It isn't always about the money, it's about #giving to others. I enjoy doing that. So today, I am sharing my 2 #layer #cake with the world. As always, I got this amazing recipe from Sally's Bake Blog.

This cake was originally supposed to be a 3 layer cake. I didn't have 3 round cake pans of the same size, I had two 8 inch round pans and bought a third one at JoAnn's fabrics. It turned out that I didn't need that third pan after all, but I used it anyway. I made the cake according to Sally's white cake recipe and poured the batter into all three pans. I put all three pans into the oven to bake. When the time came to take the cakes out of the oven, I noticed that one of the layers did not bake right. I should have returned it to the oven, but I didn't. That is how I ended up with just 2 layers for this cake. It still turned out great and I got to share it with my coworkers at the library.

I learn something every time I bake. This time I learned that my oven bakes better from the back and that I shouldn't put three layers in the oven at once. I am also trying some new things with food photography as well, making patterns with food. I know we aren't supposed to play with our food, but in food photography that is what we do. LOL

Tell me what you learned when you tried baking this cake.

I made these cute cupcakes with shark #fins on top, just for fun. I took them into work because obviously I couldn't eat them all by myself. I don't know whether it was the blue #icing or the fact that I went to #Florida during this Corona Virus mess, but these cupcakes did not disappear like most of the #desserts I take in to work. It might also have been the fact that we don't have as many people at work each day because we have to stagger our staff to keep the number of people in the building to a minimum. I ended up taking the cupcakes home to my grandson instead, of course he only ate the icing and not the cupcake. I also took some to my sister in law's house for dessert after an awesome bbq chicken dinner.

These are the kind of cupcakes I should bake for a little boy's birthday party. I would love to make them again. I got the idea and the recipe for making these cupcakes from the #FoodNetworkMagazine. If anyone is interested in #Shark #cupcakes for a #birthday party, contact me!

I do not think there is anyone out there who loves peanut butter as much as I do. So I went on the hunt for a really good recipe that combined both #chocolate chips and #peanutbutter together. Ha, you know that Walgreen's commercial that has been on TV this past month, 'Together we can take it higher'? It is sticking in my head and whenever I think of putting chocolate chips and peanut butter chips together, I think of the Walgreen's commercial. LOL Crazy huh?

Anyway, I think I checked out Pinterest for the #recipe and found a fantastic recipe that combined both chips together over on The Recipe Rebel. Do yourself a favor and bookmark the recipe, I did and I know that I will be making these cookies again.

I must be getting better with my baking because, I am not making as many mistakes these days. My only suggestion when you do this recipe is to follow The Recipe Rebel's tip for flattening the cookies before baking as opposed to doing it after baking. I followed her tip, but I would also suggest putting a little #sugar onto the bottom of a glass to flatten the #cookie #dough before putting them into the oven. The sugar helps to keep the dough from sticking to the bottom of the glass when you lift the glass away.

Happy Baking!!!