Yesterday I made Ben’s bday cake, but I didn’t realize I don’t have two round cake pans. I was set on making a layer cake so I had to use my spring form pan and make one at a time. Well, I put a lot more in the first layer and they were very different sizes
like my boobs.
But, I saved it with extra frosting and shredded coconut.
I made a white cake from a mix but swapped out:
coconut milk for water
coconut oil for oil
eggs for coconut milk colored eggs
I called for reservations earlier in the day, but they were already booked. #Fail
Ben and I have wanted to eat here for a very long time, but have never had the special occasion to justify such an expensive meal at Disneyland. Luckily, Ben’s parents gave us some money to celebrate his bday and we were determined to get in. We tried to walk in and were told to come back in 30 minutes to check and see if they had any openings.
The Blue Bayou is a restaurant inside Disneyland’s Pirate’s of the Caribbean ride. It’s set up to feel like you are eating at night outside on the bayou and it’s very dark. The boats from Pirates of the Caribbean pass in the distance, but we had the farthest table from that action and didn’t see any.
Unfortunately, they don’t serve alcohol in Disneyland (but they do in CA adventure).
I tried to get a picture without the flash, but it was not going to work. So excuse these pictures, I couldn’t get a decent one and had to turn on the flash…
I ordered the salmon with the goat cheese stuffing on the side (hence the cat barf in the lower right corner) because it’s not always my thing. Outside of that gross reference the food was DELCIOUS! I wasn’t expecting much because it’s a restaurant inside Disneyland – you go for the mouse not the salmon, ya know?
Ben and I both were pleasantly surprised with our main dishes. My salmon was good (only the slightest bit overcooked, but that’s normal around here). The green beans were a bit buttery, but delicious and the potatoes were delightful. I loved all of it.
Overall: It was a great experience and delicious food. But, I think it’s more of a one time thing. The food was good, but expensive for what it was. You pay for the ambience. Last night was worth it, but I probably wouldn’t go again unless it was for lunch because I want to try that Monte Cristo sandwich my BFF posted a pic of on Facebook
Feel free to share your Blue Bayou experience in the comments.
Long Run Report: This morning I woke up and did NOT want to run 18 miles. I stalled and put up a quick blog post. I checked in on Ben and told him I didn’t want to run. He said I didn’t have to
But, I kinda do. Darn marathon.
So, I told myself I could do 16 miles and it would be enough and I could go as slow as I wanted. In the end I wanted to quit early but made myself do the full 18. Done. I’m just over summer
I have a super fun spa day with my mom tomorrow so I’m going to try and catch up on email and other housekeeping things today. I’ll see ya later
Question: Have you ever baked a cake? A layer cake? A wedding cake?