Time to stuff my face with cake! Oh wait, I don’t have any cake.
Why don’t I have any cake?
This was my nephew’s birthday cake (Whole Foods) topped with cookies by Patti Paige. Adorable cookies…but they just tasted like cornstarch :(
Mini bundt cakes! Yes, I had four cakes for my birthday. Four very small cakes. Only one was a true bundt cake since the other three holes baked over from too much batter. Anyway, I started with yellow cake batter and divided it up so I could customize each cake.
From photo #1, back row:
Vanilla with chocolate bits and almond extract, chocolate frosting.
Vanilla with lemon frosting (lemon curd mixed with vanilla frosting).
Vanilla with orange zest, mixed berry frosting (puréed defrosted berries, poured through a sieve to take the seeds out, mixed with frosting).
Vanilla and chocolate swirl, unfrosted because it was too pretty!
The lemon curd cake was really good, and was even better dipped in extra berry frosting, which, by the way, is probably the best frosting ever.
I’ve had this apple spice cake twice this season! Yum yum. Look at those apple chunks!
Last month I tried to make this cookie for one and chocolate cake for one. The cookie baked into a flap floppy mess and the cake batter oozed over the sides of the metal can and onto the bottom of the oven. I smelled burning and the oven filled up with smoke. There was a mad rush to take down the smoke detectors before they went off (did I mention I was baking these at midnight?) while I picked the burning cake pieces out with tongs. It was a mess.
I should have put a pan under the cake to protect from oozing. And also not have bothered with a single-serving recipe.