I found this recipe for maple cake and cream cheese frosting in the newspaper and decided it was going to be the cake for Reanne's family party last night. It looked so good in the picture. I figured it would take me about an hour to make it. I love homemade cakes. I've made them before and they are always more tasty. Well, everything was going well until I took the cake out of the pans. It crumbled everywhere and I could barely keep the whole cake from disintegrating as I transferred it to a platter. I put on the frosting to try to keep it together but it didn't help.
Isn't this the most pathetic cake you've ever seen? I don't know what happened, but I was pretty stubborn about it. I didn't want to waste it and I had already invested a bit of time on it and I didn't want my family to eat a cake from a box. So instead of starting over with an 88 cent mix I already had I decided to look up a fondant recipe to cover it with. The first recipe didn't work. The second called for two ingredients I was out of. Luckily my neighbor came to my rescue so I didn't have to make a Walmart run in the middle of my kitchen mess, and luckily the second recipe worked.
Here is the cake failure saved by about 5000 calories of fondant. The cake was saved but my day was not. The one hour cake had turned into a four hour cake and a pretty messy kitchen.
But Reanne is worth it. I'm glad she got a pretty and tasty, although crumbly cake. For her friend party next week however, she is definitely getting a cake from a box.