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Jul 26, 2022

Vampire Slayer Cake

Hi again! It's been a bit! I took an unexpected break from the blog, but I'm back to share a yummy treat I made. The July Craft Book Club read was The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. I enjoyed this one, it was dark and creepy with a bit of humor and made me wonder if I would realize my neighbor was a serial killer. Hopefully I wouldn't be blinded by their polite behavior. The food item I decided to make for my "craft" was a recipe I found in Eight Flavors by Sarah Lohman (another book I recommend). This is a carrot cake with garlic both in the cake and in the lemon cream cheese frosting. Very good; I plan on making it a gain and adding a bit more garlic to the cake mix and letting the frosting sit for at least a day before serving so it's not as harsh (I added some LARGE cloves of garlic to the frosting and it was a bit overwhelming). The second, third, and fourth days the cake was extra yummy. I loved the combo of lemon and garlic in the frosting. I'm calling it Vampire Slayer Cake because garlic. (Also, I've never understood why it's called carrot cake since it has lots of pineapple too.

Vampire Slayer Cake

Our August read is Popisho by Leone Ross I started it yesterday and am thinking I might be making some tamarind truffles since they were mention and the name alone piqued my interest, but I might find something else as I make my way through the book.


  1. Omg that sounds interesting! Also seems like a book I would read. Lol.

    1. It's definitely a good interesting, I recommend it! The book is also good, but creepy and warning: there is a rape.


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