This is a story about a pumpkin cake. A cake that was born in the mind of a busy mama months ago. This week she finally sat down and made the cake. All went as planned until she decided to leave it overnight instead of taking pictures right away. Later she would find out that that was a bad idea because the cake would fall overnight.
She, well, I tried to salvage the best pictures I could the next day but it wasn’t quite as cute as the day of. Above is a crummy picture I took from my iPad that evening when I finished the cake. I sent it to a few blogging friends to get their feedback on it before I left it alone for the night. I had no idea it would be the best picture I would get of it. *sigh* The next morning I wanted to cry.
You see, the cake I made wasn’t any old cake, it was a cake with a mound of whipped cream icing on top of it. The directions say to serve right away or up to eight hours later. I knew better than to leave it for 12 hours. I knew better! I guess baking and decorating a cake with a three year old didn’t leave me in the best state of mind for logical thinking.
Despite the sad outcome of the cake I put enough effort into it that I wanted to show it to you anyway. Plus, it’s a great reminder that bloggers aren’t perfect! Sometimes it’s okay to reveal that, right?
My idea for the cake cake from the Miette cookbook, which I have to stop and say is absolutely adorable and full of useful tips for creating gorgeous cakes!
Here’s a picture of it after it slumped a bit. It’s the best picture I could get considering the circumstances.
Here’s the whole process of the cake in case you’d like to make one yourself. Don’t forget to serve right away or within 8 hours!
You can see here how the icing slumped along the sides. All in all, it was still a really delicious cake that made my daughter and I made together. I guess that’s not too bad.
Are there any baking projects that you would like to complete this fall?