My friend Jamie just sent me a link to a hilarious blog called Cake Wrecks. http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/
You need to check it out. She said it wasn’t a reflection of my cakes, but made her think of me. Hmmm. 🙂
Actually, it brought to mind my cake wreck this past January…I decided I needed to come out of the closet with this one and make a confession.
We were celebrating our neighbor friend Mrs. I’s birthday. It was a crazy day. I made the cake the night before and had to decorate it the hour or so before we went out to the party. The whole thing was DISASTER. The bright yellow icing that I tried to soften and then drizzle onto the bundt cake didn’t drizzle- it plopped. I scraped off the yellow icing twice before I was informed that they were waiting for us outside and we had to go! (If you look closely you’ll see that there is a different color yellow icing under the darker one). I quickly tried to put on the purple but it really was not a pretty scene. The colors ended up looking like a cake to celebrate the Lakers – made by someone cheering for the other team. The crazy thing is – I can’t even remember what I was trying to do. Why did I pick yellow and purple? I know there was supposed to be a meaning, but you certainly can’t tell by looking at the photo.
Rather than having no cake to celebrate, I made the mistake of taking it anyway. Japanese are incredibly gracious and they wouldn’t laugh with me at this cake…but we did share some fun laughs later as we were eating it.
Feel free to share any of your worst cake disasters. Now that you’ve seen mine, I’m sure you won’t feel so bad!
2 thoughts on “A True Confession when it comes to Cake Wrecks…”
Sue, I promise the only reason Cakewrecks reminded me of you is that you would be so UNLIKELY to make a wreck…except this one maybe! 🙂 it’s really funny, maybe you should submit it to the blog!!
And hey, however it looked, I’m sure it tasted great, which makes up for a lot, if you ask me…
Sue, I died laughing reading this!! Things like this happen to me every time I’m in the kitchen–I can’t tell you how encouraged I am that even one of the best cooks/bakers I know has some of those moments as well 🙂 Love you!