Well, then why did you put a candle in the cake?
Because its cute. So have a Happy Unbirthday!
So this cake is very tasty. Refreshing, summery, a light moist cake with a not too sweet frosting. But I totally messed up with stacking it. I of course tried to make it in as many layers as possible. And the second to bottom layer was a bit rugged, not very solid, must have been a bit thinner than the rest of the layers. So when I finally stacked the sixth and final layer, that second layer was already starting to buckle. It was pretty much the shape of a wine barrel. So I chilled it as quickly as possible to harden up the frosting. So after a bit, I started to frost the outside, thinking that I could compensate the buckling sides with a ton of frosting. It did not go as planned.
Sorry there are no photos of the cake drama, I was too stressed to think about it. So when a lot of frosting didn't help with trying to make the sides more straight, I just shoved it in the fridge at the coldest setting.
So after sitting and staring at it for a while, with a completely defeated attitude, I came up with a solution. I just hacked at it with a knife, yes covered in frosting and all. It was pretty cold, so the frosting hardened a lot so i just cut off the bulging sides, shaving them down till they were as straight as possible. Then just frosted it again! With even more frosting.
It looked pretty normal from the outside. Those are little poppy seeds around the sides.
And the inside is where you can tell. It looks a bit sad, like a depressed cake. Luckily all of the frosting nonsense didn't affect the taste at all.
Hope everyone had a Happy 4th of July! My weekend was full of personal drama :( that is stressing me out and making me too emotional. Thank goodness for some good cake and my lovely friend Megan, fellow photographer, who is always there for me when I send out that 'Oh my gosh, so and so drama, I can't be by myself right now' text.
Oh and about a little print shop, I'm going to go for it! Just working so editing, scanning, test prints, etc all that fun stuff. So I will update you all when I get all my stuff together!
Recipe from here