Early Tuesday morning, the day before the fourth, Scott, both grandmothers, Elisabeth, Charles, Annabelle and Jane went down to Provo for the annual hot air balloon show. This is something Scott does every year with the kids...sometimes I go, and sometimes I stay home, usually depending on the age/stage of our youngest child. This year, Nora and I slept in! They all had a nice time and afterward got donuts from Krispy Kreme :).
Tuesday afternoon on the way to bring my mom to the airport, we stopped off at a place we'd heard about called City Cakes. They specialize in gluten free and vegan cakes and goodies. Mom and I tried several things: we shared a bowl of macaroni and cheese made from cashews and roasted red bell peppers, we shared a slice of vegan lemon coconut cake, a vegan snickerdoodle and a vegan sugar cookie. They were all delicious! I asked how they got the cake to rise and she said they use 1 Tbsp ground flax seed to three tablespoons water for one egg. So cool! I went home and made a vegan lemon coconut cake myself! Here's the picture of the one I made. It was so yummy! Though it didn't rise as high as normal cakes and it was so moist it didn't hold together well after I took it out of the pan and I had to pat it back together, but then it was fine :). I'll have to experiment a little more. But seriously, SO yummy! And I made it whole wheat and used sucanat instead of refined sugar in the cake. Sweet! Oh except the frosting was made with powdered sugar...I still need to experiment with that.