Friday, April 29, 2011

Most disastrous Cake Friday ever

Miss 6 has found her life purpose. She is going to go to a school with ponies, then spend the rest of her life looking for castles and find a prince to marry.  Miss 5 just wants to jump out of aeroplanes.

Now I know that I have never ever claimed to be anything but awful at baking cakes.  However this Friday I have utterly utterly outdone myself.  I wasn't actually going to mention the cake at all today, instead I was going to whitter on about my retro Royal wedding feast, but this cake disaster overtook even my coronation prawn volovants.

It all started out well, until I was so foolish as to tweet that I had the whole cake thing under control and it was looking like that rare event... A Mummy Win.

Then I took the cake out of the oven and turned it out onto the cooling rack.  It became immediately obvious that the inside of the cake was still LIQUID.  Mainly because the LIQUID part was leaking across the benchtop and into the pots and pans cupboard.

So, thinking quickly, I flipped the cakes back into their pans and shoved them back in the oven.

I ended up with this
Twice baked sponge
 Which turned into this when I turned it out again...
Siiiiiiigh
 So I kind-of squished it back together
No one will notice
 And covered it in icing sugar.
The Royal Wedding Feast
We had a bit of a family party to celebrate The Wedding.  So nice to be glued to the TV and see magical, enchanting joy.  I loved every minute, and even the screamies made it through the ceremony.  How amazing was the choir.  Bliss :)

I went for a retro UK street party menu which included coronation prawn volovants, sausage rolls, egg, cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, champagne and of course the caramelised twice baked sponge.

And yes, I ended up with a scorching case of indigestion.

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Mel said...

The food looks delish. Every time I mess up a cake I get really mad and throw it in the garbage. Makes me feel better.

Caitlynnicholas said...

Thanks Mel :) Am not sure I could throw a cake away though, am more the sort to stick with the wretched thing until the bitter bitter end.

Dannie said...

LOL... well that looks like most of my cakes cos they always go funny must be just me (my kids) can bloomin make cakes better then me hahahahaha!

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

I always think the main thing is that they taste nice (and that you cut off the burnt bits) :)

Vanessa said...

No matter how bad things get, you've always got the makings of a trifle! You can just imagine the comments now ... "ohhhh you make your own cake for trifle, how positively Masterchef of you!". BTW ... it still looked yum.

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

LOL Ness, yes I am mastercheffiness itself. Trifle, what a brilliant idea, would've been perfect, oh well, will remember it for next royal wedding. How are you love? hope all is well :)