It's finally Friday folks! I hope your week wasn't nearly as trying as mine. So I'm more than ready to celebrate the end of the week with Foodie Friday, graciously hosted by Michael Lee, aka "Gollum" at Designs by Gollum. This week, we get to share our "Foodie Trainwrecks". Goodness knows, she could have this theme every week and I guarantee I could come up with a new one every time! Make sure to stop by http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone else is owning up to!
Last week, I shared the beautiful cake that my daughter Cait made for a friend's wedding shower. The original recipe that she brought home looked something like this:
I kid you not, when we started reading the recipe we realized that it made no sense at all. The list of ingredients called for 3 whole eggs. The first step called for beating the eggs, then further down it said to add the separated egg yolks. What? As we got to the end, we realized that there was no mention of size of pan or oven temperature! Moral, read through BEFORE you start making the cake! So after a mad scramble to find a different recipe, we found one that sounded delicious. But, we did not have all of the ingredients. So back to the grocery store we went. This was the result of the first attempt.
Ours actually looked much worse than this! (but it still tasted great tee hee). Right about then, 2 of Cait's old high school buddies called and wanted to stop by. She said she would be thrilled to see them - with a wicked gleam in her beautiful baby blues! They had no idea what they were letting themselves in for!
The second attempt came out beautifully. Cait then experimented with fillings and came up with a raspberry/grand marnier/whipped cream mixture that was heavenly. Frosted the cake with a dark chocolate icing, sifted a bit of confectioners sugar on top, place some fresh raspberries and VOILA. This cake was unbelievable. But I must admit, it's the first 10 hour cake I've ever made. Kimmie, I hope you LOVED this cake!
Now stop by Gollum's place and see what everyone else messed up this week!