It’s my birthday Sunday, folks, and I’m throwing myself a party tomorrow! I know that sounds kind of lame and sad, but if I don’t throw one, who will? Last year was a milestone birthday for me, and I planned a fabulous soiree . . . and ended up having to cancel last minute due to health issues. This year I decided I was having my bash no matter what!
The party is tomorrow, so all day today I’ve been cooking, cleaning and decorating. I kept putting off decorating the cake because, as you may have heard, cake is not my friend. Yes I enjoy eating it . . . but I SUCK at decorating it! I scoured the internet for the perfect cake, nothing to difficult or fancy. I came across this and figured it was easy enough.
Weeeeeelllllll . . . . For starters I only wanted 2 layers, thought that was safer for me. I baked my 2 round gluten free chocolate cakes and waited for them to cool. When I went to flip them out of their pans, the bottoms (which are now the tops) stuck to the pans even though I had greased the HELL out of those suckers! Ok, no need to panic. I put the worst one on the bottom, whipped up some pink frosting and shmeared it over the top. Then, I tried to ever so carefully place the 2nd tier on top. I didn’t do too horrible, but it wasn’t flat on top, it was very domed and lumpy. Ok, nothing a little frosting cannot fix, right?
I thought, cover the WHOLE cake in frosting and then do sprinkles to mask the speckled look! Yay? Nay. After frosting the entire lumpy ass top, I was concerned that when I tried to do the sides it would tear them up and my monstrosity would come toppling over. I did some sprinkles . . . which went EVERY WHERE! They were seriously bouncing across the kitchen floor while my cats chased after them! Oh, what a mess! Alas, I hang my head in cake shame as I show you this:
I know what you are thinking . . . Oh that’s not so bad. Ha! Here is the side shot:
See? Lumpy, lopsided and not at all what I was going for! But we will eat the cake and laugh at the jokes my friends will crack about my adventures in cake decorating.