Friday, April 17, 2009

Another version of the Easter Cake story

I hope she doesn't mind me sharing this but my sister Gretchen also wrote a funny blog post about the cake we made for Easter, and it has some great pictures including a reaction shot. =)

Check it out here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Cake

So, I'll try to keep this brief, because the pictures really tell the story better than I could. In a nutshell:
  • I was going to my Mom's for Easter dinner. I decided to use this as an opportunity to bake a new recipe.
  • I made an easy but impressive recipe that I found here.
  • Something went wrong with the icing... I followed the recipe to a T but apparently it needed to set up longer before I used it to ice the cake. It gradually melted and slid right off the cake.
  • I had gotten an awesome book from the library called "Hello, Cupcake!" which included instructions for making some cute candy butterflies. I thought it would be fun for my sisters/mom and me to try making the butterflies and put some on top of the cake for extra decoration. See a successful execution of those butterflies here.
  • Once we realized how unsophisticated our butterflies were turning out, and that the cake was melting away into a puddle of ugliness, Gretchen and I got the idea that it would be funny to just go all out and stick butterflies all over the cake, thus making it the gaudiest Easter cake ever.
  • It actually tasted ok. I will probably make the recipe again but do it right. =)