My friends, and some of my family, say I am a good cook. I know I excel at Mexican food, but cakes, that is entirely a different matter!! As you can see here, the cake I attempted to make for my mother's 90th birthday was a MAJOR FLOP! :-(
I admit, I used a packaged lemon cake mix, and packaged lemon pudding for the filling, and canned frosting for the icing. I think I should have known I was in trouble when the cake was already starting to crack open when I took it out of the pans and put it on the cooling racks.
I figured a little lemon pudding paste would repair the issue and solidify the cake. WRONG! It really wasn't coming together well, so I piled on more lemon pudding about 1 inch thick, maybe thicker. LOL! Things quickly went from bad to worst, but I reasoned I could save it by icing the cake and that would hold everything together. WRONG AGAIN! The cake began sliding off the cake plate in multiple places! I had a disaster on and in my hands.
I then attempted to retrieve, at least, one whole piece for my mother. Didn't happen. ;- / I finally couldn't face my failure any longer and threw the whole non-masterpiece in the trash. I have vowed to NEVER try to make a lemon cake again! NEVER EVER, EVER as Taylor Swift would say.
I ended up buying her an expensive chocolate cake. The important thing was, she felt special and celebrated!
My sister, Jane, Lauren, Ben & Matthew
My nephew, James, & niece, Reanne
|My hair and make-up didn't turn out to well either! ;- /|