12 May, 2008

BETTER BAKERS

At work there are some great bakers. I fail to be one of them. My mom has this amazing chocolate sour cream cake she makes with boiled fudge frosting. So yummy. I told Andrea and Kristina I would make it for their birthdays.

It starts our looking good...

And ends up looking pretty bad...

Apparently I need more instructions than "heat to just below soft ball" on the candy thermometer. It turned into none spreadable fudge right when I place it on the cake. But I thought, I'm going to spread this, damn it, even if it kills me. Well, it didn't kill me, but I think it killed the cake.

I went to bed laughing, because I'm still taking it to work and it's going to be so sad. There are lots of great cooks at work and they are just going to look at poor sad Patti's cake.

It still tastes good. I had a bite just to make sure. Happy Birthday Andrea and Kristina!


In other news, I cut some lilacs for Charlotte. She gave me a bunch of dirt a few weeks ago and I'm finally getting around to thanking her. I want to post the flowers here just in case they get decimated in the car on my way to work this morning. I'm thinking chances are good this might happen. Thanks Charlotte.

1 comment:

Scooter said...

Patti,

Mom's cakes looked like that a lot. Just smother it in icing and its all good - soooo good! Man I am craving a chocolate fudge cake now.