Since our guests arrived at Harridge House, I’ve made Thai food in honor of Mr. Drew and Red Velvet Cake for Ms Issy’s birthday. This week, I’ve decided to make something special for Ms. Cate and her two lovely angels, Brooklyn and Charlotte. For the twins, similar but different in their own way, I feature two miniature angel food cakes – one vanilla with chocolate frosting /raspberry drizzle with fresh blackberries; and one chocolate with vanilla frosting/raspberry drizzle with fresh raspberries. For their lovely mother, Cate: two-tone vanilla/chocolate angel food cake with both vanilla & chocolate frostings/raspberry drizzle and fresh berries. These cakes are wonderfully light and are delightful topped with berries and freshly whipped cream.
12 egg whites (you can save the yolks for another recipe or for breakfast the next day)
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cream of tartar
1-½ cups sugar (added in two batches)
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
2 tbs dark cocoa powder
1-½ cups powdered sugar
2 tbs cream cheese, whipped
2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
¾ tsp dark cocoa powder
Preheat your over to 325˚. Grease and flour a tube pan and two miniature bundt pans.
Whip the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until frothy (start at low setting and gradually increase mixer speed to get a nice texture). Gradually add ¾ cup sugar, the lemon juice, and the vanilla.
Sift the flour and remaining sugar together. Add it in increments to your eggwhites, mixing all the while.
Pour the batter into one of the mini pans, being careful not to overfill, as these will rise quite a bit. Pour half of the remaining batter into the tube pan.
Sprinkle the cocoa powder into the remaining batter and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour this into the other mini pan, and then pour the remainder slowly over the batter in the tube pan. Bake approximately 45 minutes, checking often. The mini pans will cook faster, so check them after 20-25 minutes. Cook until cake springs back when touched lightly.
Allow to cool slightly, then invert cakes unto plates and allow to cool completely.
For the frosting, mix the sugar, cream cheese, milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over the chocolate mini cake and the tube cake. Sprinkle the cocoa powder into the remaining frosting and mix until throughly combined. Drizzle over the vanilla mini cake and the tube cake.
A simple raspberry glaze can be made heating rasperry jam and a dash of water until you get a nice consistency. Drizzle over all cakes and top with berries if desired. You can also add a bit of freshly made whipped cream.
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R Mike Kelley (Agent Matheson) spent many years behind the scenes as a lighting and sound technician, before first appearing onstage in Lysistrata’s War at the Victoria Fringe Festival. He has been featured in the short film Three Clicks, as well Proscenium Players, Inc.’s Twelve Angry Men, The Taming of the Shrew, and Dealt a Deadly Hand. His most recent role was on the VT&T Railway as Barton Blackburn in She Wouldn’t Harm a Fly.
Secrets of Harridge House is Stormy’s debut as a performer. A naturally talkative terrier capable of a broad variety of canine sounds on command, she was a shoe-in for the role of Cooper in Season Three.
Cary minored in Theater in college and DJ’d an indie rock show for KXLU in Los Angeles. Her favorite acting role was Lady Catherine de Bourgh in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Cary has worked as a summer camp counselor, a barista, and as a divemaster at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; she learned how to dive in India and Honduras, and has spent over six months volunteering at animal sanctuaries in Southern Africa. However, dogs are still her favorite animal.
Rachel Anderson grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada where she fell in love with the world of theater and dance while also cultivating her passion for the sciences. Her favorite roles include Sara in Stop Kiss and Purity in Anything Goes, Honey in Go-Go Beach, and Romaine Patterson in The Laramie Project, and a dancer in Lysistrata’s War. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology, Rachel performed professionally as a showgirl, lead dancer, and magician’s assistant in Kevin & Caruso’s production shows, Magique, Magique Encore, Madame Houdini, and Holiday Jubilee, touring in Atlantic City, Reno, and Niagara Falls. Currently, she works as a medical laboratory scientist in an emergency room lab. She is grateful to be a part of this cast, and she would like to extend her gratitude to her supporters, including her wife Tina, her parents, and her two dogs.
Asher Honor Hwang lives in the suburbs of Chicago. He has acted in school productions of “Cinderella” and “Baba Yaga.” This is his first professional acting job, and he is thrilled to be playing a ghost. When he grows up, he hopes to become a singing-acting-comic-drawing voice actor.
Kyle Littlefield has worked on PPI productions of The War Of The Worlds and The Odd Couple. He has also been involved with several CVCT shows since 2016. Kyle enjoys foosball and working on the old Dodge.
ANITA KELLEY (Roxie) has performed in numerous stage productions in Tahoe and Carson Valley, and in the short films 10 Syllables and Three Clicks. Favorite roles include the eccentric Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, Hannah and Diana in California Suite, Johnna in August: Osage County, The Grand Duchess in You Can’t Take It With You, and The Pedant in The Taming of the Shrew. Her most recent appearance onstage was as Mrs. Phelps in WNMTC’s production of Matilda, the Musical at the Bob Boldrick Theater in Carson City.
HALEY HWANG lives in Chicago and spends her days drinking coffee and weaving tall tales. She has a passion for writing Asian historical fiction, often infusing her stories with diverse characters, martial arts fighting, and concubines. Her short fiction has been published in Volumes 7 and 8 of 72 Hours of Insanity and The Horror Tree’s Trembling With Terror Anthology. Her creative nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, which was included in the print anthology Tiny Love Stories. She has won screenwriting competitions and is currently writing her first feature screenplay.
FREDERICK HAMPTON grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Now, he is a transplanted Nevadan, working at an accidental career in administrative services. His short fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review. He has written and directed a few short films, and works often with PPI and Brewery Arts Center. A graduate of UC Davis, he studied fiction writing and poetry with Clarence Major, Carolyn Kizer, and Charles Grosel. He lives in Carson City with his son and is at work on a novel and other short stories.
SCOTT YOUNG is a filmmaker that specializes in short films. In the last 8-years, many of his films have taken top awards in the competitions for which they were produced. He spends his down time between films writing and taking odd jobs as film editor. Currently, besides overseeing the writing on Secrets of Harridge House, he is also putting the finishing touches on a new television pilot and getting ready to break ground on a new comedy screenplay. A film school grad from Cal State Northridge, Scott resides in Los Angeles.
JOHN ADAMS (he/him/his) is an author from Kansas City. He writes about teenage detectives, pelican-people, robo-butlers, cursed cowboys, and bear nuns. His plays have been produced by Alphabet Soup and the 6×10 Play Festival and selected for readings at the William Inge Theater Festival and the Midwest Dramatists Conference. His short stories have been published by Australian Writers’ Centre, Bowery Gothic, Dream of Shadows, Fat Cat Magazine, Intrinsick, SERIAL Magazine, and Weird Christmas. He won the Johnson County Library Imagine Your Story Writing Contest, was Runner-Up in The Story Engine’s Microfiction Contest, and has been shortlisted by Furious Fiction and The Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Monster Contest. He performs with That’s No Movie, a multi-genre Improv team. Find John at John Adams, Writer and on Twitter.