Note to self: Never decorate a cake on a square plate and try to carry it in a round cake carrier. LOL. but really, what an experience. The lovely Annie B turned 22 last week, and I THOUGHT I’d be able to deliver this baby in full-form to her dinner partay pre-Corey Smith concert.
On the car ride over however, I proceeded to show the decoration to my friend sitting next to me in a teeny convertible backseat and TIPPPPED the cake over directly into the air vent and back seat. Silence…..(keep this going a few more seconds) All five of us in the car turn and look at each other, each with another apprehensive smile. My brain is thinking “Noooo I have to clean this car tomorrow!!!” I think everyone else is wondering if I’m going to cry or not.
One person starts laughing and we tipped it back to some sort of stability on the plate. While it looked mangled, I was happy as long as people were going to eat it. My dear friend next to me helped the situation by eating much of the icing covering the air vent (thanks Liz) and we brushed it off until we got there.
Moral of the story is, if you do spend hours making a cake and it does in fact fall over, PEOPLE WILL STILL EAT IT (if it tastes good obvi)!! Clearly I’ve got a ways to go when it comes to baking cakes for travel, but for a first big cake, at least the taste was a success!
Plus, if it’s chocolate, the few dots of icing leftover from spilling on your chest or foot make for great stories at bars later or for a midnight snack 🙂
Here’s the recipe if you feel daring enough to attempt! http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/06/14/german-chocolate-cake-recipe/