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Sunday, March 8, 2009
This weekend we had a family celebration for my Grandpa and mom's birthdays and I was in charge of bringing the cake.
I'm a confident and proud cookie and cupcake maker but cakes…
Well… I'm not so good with cake.
It's always one of the first questions people ask when they see my cookies/cupcakes. "Do you make cakes?"
Honestly… I'm just not all that interested in cake decorating. Maybe it's because there's usually only one cake and one chance to get it right. If you screw up on a cookie or cupcake it's no big deal. I don't know… I'm just not a cake decorator.
Anyway… for the birthday thing, I thought I would just make cupcakes. Then, my son & I stopped at the candy shop when we were at the mall yesterday and I saw these sprinkled chocolates. I remembered seeing this polka -dot cake in one of my vintage Betty Crocker cookbooks and I just had to give it a try.
I tried to show the cake at its best angle for this photo but, it was really a disaster. The top layer slid over, the frosting ran, the sprinkles bled… the only good thing about it was the taste. Thank goodness I went ahead and made the cupcakes too. Saved my pride a little bit.