Today was my birthday. :) :) :) :) :) :)
I got this postcard from my friend Jen.
It was a disaster. They always are!?? I feel like I can't put together a normal cake these days. That it needs to fall apart before I save it. Just call me 'The Cake Whisperer!' Talking to cake demons before I'm back to my basic ingredients again. *sigh*
In this case, the plan was: three layers of dark chocolate cake brushed with a raspberry brandy. The layers were supposed to be filled with a super thin layer of chocolate frosting, fresh raspberries & chocolate mousse.
That's how the bakery I work for primarily does it & I was excited to see how mine would turn out. Wellllll... Note to self: If you put mousse in a cake, you need to make the layers thinner. I NEVER remember this. I'm always so afraid the cake is going to turn out too small & people are going to feel like they're not going to get their money's worth. So the layers were too thick. Therefore the mousse didn't stay fluffy, it came out the sides due to the weight of the other layers. THEN the sides started to crumble bigtime. This is when the headache began. YAY!!!
Bummer #2 came when the brandy liquer (that you boil down with water & make into a sugar syrup to brush on the cake to keep the layers moist) that I used was fairly tasteless. So long story short, it tasted like a chocolate cake with random raspberries in it. YES! That's exactly what I wanted!!! NOT.
To remedy this I whined half-dazed to my roommate, "Frozen raspberries. Demon cake. Raspberry Sauce. Fundraiser. I Like Ike. Why can't I do anything right? I have a headache I'm going to bed."
So I went to bed. When I woke up, guess what was in my freezer? :) :) :) :) :)
I LOVE my roommate. She understands my headache-babble.
Guess what I found on my cake stand!???
Thankfully it came out all right.
And then finally, I wrote in the raspberry sauce with white chocolate.