Monday, January 10, 2011

A birthday cake disaster

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but I love to bake. Cookies, cupcakes, muffins, cakes...anything. For as long as I can remember, I've been making birthday cakes for my immediate family.

This was Scarlett's 1st Birthday cake. (Pablo from the Backyardigans)

Double chocolate and strawberry. This was for my stepMom.

This was for my Mom. The cake inside was rainbow swirled.

So, you see, I can actually bake cakes that do turn out well. I'm (obviously) no professional, but they're yummy and sorta cute. Which leads me to today. The absolute disaster. Today was my brother's 16th birthday. I couldn't afford a gift, so I wanted to make him an awesome cake. I had it all in my mind. 2 square (masculine) tiers of white cake with blue frosting since that's his favorite color. It was going to be great. Except I didn't have room in the freezer to freeze my layers. The cakes stuck to the parchment paper and got super crumbly when I frosted them. (Of course, if I had been able to freeze them it would have been fine). I thought about putting them outside to freeze, since it was below 30 degrees out today, but there were about a million birds in the backyard and the field behind it, so I wasn't going to risk it. I kinda wish I would have at least tried to freeze them outside.

I have to warn you, before you scroll down any further that what you are about to see is horrible. Absolutely ugly. Fugly, even. Did I mention that I ran out of food coloring? It's more of a dingy blue than the sky blue I was going for... and then the icing on the cake (lol-see what I did there?) I thought that I had some red gel piping. I was wrong...

It's an epic fail for me, but rather entertaining. I think we're going to have fun smashing it to pieces tomorrow to make cake balls (inspired by this post from back in November by Pinkapotamus).

Just an update: Over the weekend, my stepgrandpa had his tube out and is breathing on his own and fully conscious. He's still in the ICU, but the doctors are considering stepping him down to an inpatient floor soon. This is good. :)

Also, I'm still finalizing my posting schedule and should post it by the end of the week and I'm going to be adding the parties I link up to in the sidebar, over there =>

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  1. OMG...I am lol so hard I snorted...that is a fantabulous cake my love!!! snort, snort...I will pay for the train ticket for you to come reproduce a beauty like that for any of the kids' birthday...

    Thank you for the fantastic laugh :o) call me when you need one...Baily pulled a doozy the other day :o)

  2. Love it. Perfection is so over-rated. :-)
    Mine all look kind of like this. Hehe
    Thanks for sharing it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  3. That cake looks like the kind of cakes I make, lol. Although- I think that cake balls taste way way way better than regular cake. And just so you know, you made my entire week by linking to Friday Finish It!!!!! And for being a Lostie!!!!! We're like best friends and just don't know it yet.

  4. Ha! This made me laugh so hard, because I sooooo know what you mean! It's funny that you even considered sticking it outside (We'll do anything as a last resort, won't we??) I'm sure it was delicious and at the very least everyone got a laugh. (I'm diggin' the one with Pablo... {heart} that show and I don't even have kids!)


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