Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Uber Epic Fail #348
Let me preface this post by saying that I AM a cake baker. I'd put my hand on a stack of Bibles to testify to the fact. But, that didn't stop the epic failure that was about to commence as I ever so light-heartedly began to bake this afternoon.
Would you believe zombies attacked? "want caaaaaaaaaaaake...."
A good friend of mine begged me for a cake. And as I cannot seem to say "no" *facepalm*, I started a chocolate cake.
Now, lesson learned here...do not make a Texas Sheet Cake recipe in 8 inch round pans and expect them to come out of the pans in whole cake form.
I mean, why would you expect that? I suppose its too much to ask for.
Every layer, and I mean EVERY layer came out in pieces. Like my heart.
Im pretty sure I heard the universe giggling and I can almost guarantee you it was pointing as it giggled.
See how I tried to "glue" the cake hunks together with ganache?
Yep, Im uh perfeshonal.
I know, lets add some whipped cream!
I know, I know...sprinkles!
yep, sprinkles and chocolate covered espresso beans.
maybe with a caffeine induced psychotic buzz, no one will notice the fact that their slice of cake is more like a mound of pre-chewed mess.
*in a desperate cake decorating frenzy, you'll believe anything. and sprinkles are pretty.
Lesson #2? #3? I forget...but, whipped cream frosting and sprinkles can hide a multitude of crap.
When I took this cake outside to snap a pic, a gnat swarm of Biblical proportions flew straight at it.
I. kid. you. not.
Doomed from the beginning.
I warned everyone in the house not to open the frig and even breathe wrong or the cake, held together with a wing and a sprinkle, may implode and rip a hole in the time/space continuum.
Pray CakeWrecks doesn't see this.