Monday, August 2, 2010


Yesterday we had a get-together for my birthday.  I got to pick the dessert.  My choice: cake waffles.

I first learned about this concoction online a few years ago.  Take cake batter.  Cook in waffle iron.  So simple. Yet, genius.

I figured this was a no-brainer for my niece and nephew.  I was wrong.  Turns out, my nephew does not like cake.

A 4-year-old who does not like cake?  Seriously?

(I also learned that he does not like mashed potatoes.  Strange child.)

My niece, on the other hand, was all over the cake waffle idea.  We'd both had them before.  She helped me make them (she's nine, so it was well within her ability range.)

The problem with the cake waffles: they look like waffles, so you think waffle, but they're cake.  And one only needs a small piece of cake.  Not 3 cake waffles.  Especially when you're 9.

My niece overindulged, and she paid for it.

So, cake waffles, not such a great idea.  Well, I enjoyed them anyway.


  1. Cake waffles sound intriguing and dangerous.

    Your four-year-old nephew reminds me of my daughter. There were all these things EVERYONE else liked, but not her (chocolate cake). Then she'd eat strong things few appreciated (like smoked salmon).

    Most of 'em grow out of the pickiness.

    Happy birthday!

  2. Cake waffles are dangerous. Try at your own risk.


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