2.03.2008

why i am not martha

because i am not patient enough....



ok, i made this cake to bring to a party last night...needless to say i did not take it. it was my first time using this frosting recipe as seen on martha's show...4c heavy cream, heat on very low with 24oz of chocolate...sounds delish right? then let cool to thicken in the fridge. i didn't wait long enough i guess because the frosting was thick, but still kind of runny....and it soaked into the cake and started splitting it. uhm, yeah. nice as it was about 45 mins before i had to leave for the party. so, imagine the rush of panic and disappointment that flooded over me.

i had the bright idea to use the frosting as a "glue" to hold the pieces together...yeah, that didn't work so well. the more frosting i added, the more it ran down the sides, and into the crevice which then caused it to split more as the two pieces slowly shifted apart.



i stuck it in the fridge and the cold air is what saved it, this morning you can see the structural damage the shifting caused right along the top edge of the cake. perhaps if i planned ahead and added expansion joints, at least it might have still looked pretty...

11 comments:

royfenn said...

I can't wait to have a piece of that cake!!! Still looks yum to me! Even if it does look like a butt crack. But then again, who doesn't love that? hahahhaah

Tracy said...

I feel your pain but it's still pretty funny. You should have done a Bill Cosby and stuck paper-towels inside and then frosted over them so no one would know ;-)

micah said...

ha ha ha! I'm laughing with you man! I'm the king of the busted cake parts. The trick is skewers man! You can pull them out later when everything cools and only a few people will know what the tiny holes are.

I bet it still tasted awesome didn't it?

KnitXcorE said...

it happens all the time. way to man up and admit it. ( i, personally, run to the closest bakery and ask what they have to fit my cake stand. add some decorations and, Voila! homemade-ish cake) lol.

you could always throw it in a bowl and call it a "spoon" cake.

Matt....... said...

that is some serious fault line activity my man, good thing you are on the left coast.....I'd still eat it!

kasiaiscarly said...

i think you may be victim of a poor recipe. . . that sounds like ganache, which is not so much a good frosting! it would not have prevented me from eating the cake, however :)

Charles said...

Always does tast better then other cakes on the store! It also homemade with your love!
Like Roy say on first post...It really looks like butt crack funny!

Long time no post! How are you been?

Love...
Charles

Diane said...

You should have taken it anyways. Just throw on some sprinkles. Sprinkles are a great way to distract the inperfections of a cake. I use them all the time.

rick said...

Might I suggest some sort of chocolate rebar. I'd eat it anyway :)

Gucci Muse said...

Still looks damned good! YUM!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

sometimes it's best to just make do - I would have found something to make "stitches" and sewn those two pieces of cake together - maybe licorice or something... hmmm... or if you had more time, you could have made a landscape with a little cavern.... or filled the divot with candies - letting them spill over on either side - like M and M's or something... whatever you did, (even not taking it) I bet it's good! :)