Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Great Cake Disaster

SJ's birthday isn't until the 28th but we celebrated this weekend. My in-laws were visiting and they wanted to give him his presents. Any excuse for cake is fine in my book!

There is no place to buy a gluten-free cake in this area so I couldn't cheat and have somebody else do it.

See this lovely picture in the cookbook? This is how the cake was supposed to look. I only had to bake a 9 x 13 cake, cut it in certain shapes, stack it, frost it and VOILA!

Only it looked like this. The picture was taken just befoooooore it listed sideways. Toothpicks were not helping.

So I disassembeled the cake. In reality, it disassembled itself. I laid the pieces next to each other and then VOILA.

It's a handy dandy dirtbike track.

If anybody wants to contribute to the funds for my children's future therapy, I'll give you my paypal i.d.


Blogger Bob Gentile said...

Yummy NOW that's a cake..can I get a piece of the road and the danger sign on top, just in case I don't make it after eating it...the sign can be a warning to the cops--LOLOL

6:25 PM  
Blogger Iamthebookworm said...

I like the dirt bike track! The cake looks yummy.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Emma Sometimes said...

That's a cute idea and good for you for making it work. Good dirt cake is the mother of invention.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I love it! I bet SJ thought it was cool.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

i say it looks yummy. my mom made me a garfield cake once. it rocked.

i also liked this dark chocolate carvel cake...i actually called the crunchy chocolate part "dirt" :)

7:56 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Well a dirt bike track is much cooler than an airplane anyway! hehe

You are pretty imaginative to change it up like that. I would a just ditched the whole thing and started

8:33 PM  
Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

works for me, hon. and you know the trick is that they just want the icing anyway - so the second design succeeds by adding to the surface area!

2:22 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

This is so funny! Kudos to you for at least trying, and then adjusting!

5:49 AM  
Blogger paula said...

Good cake, good mom, good birthday!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Bob - It'll give you energy for running. :)

Bookworm - It tasted okay. Nobody seemed to mind eating it.

Emma - Mmmm, dirt cake.

Roxanne - Thanks. Putting a motorcycle on was his idea. He seemed happy.

Bearette - I used to love Garfield.

Chelle - I was too cheap to ditch it. :P

Bec - You are right about the icing. My son usually eats it and leaves the cake.

Cari- Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Paula - Thank you. He definitely enjoyed his presents.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Waspgoddess said...

Oh, I laughed, I admit I laughed. That was a great photo (especially the top one), not in the most flattering sense of the word I'm afraid... :)

I'm arranging for a fund-raising event in aid of your children for next week :)

8:55 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Waspgoddess - It was quite pitiful, wasn't it!

9:10 AM  
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9:11 AM  
Blogger Mary Poppins said...

Both birthdays in a row!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO BOTH!

I hve to say your cake was very I give u two thumbs up!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

I love what you did with it!!
You're so creative,and I bet it was delish;) (I had cake too,carrot cake,hehehe)

I love making cakes for my kids.
I plan them months ahead of time and they never,ever turn out,lol. But I still try every year. I think I just like thinking of what could be,not what will be;p

12:58 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

Mary - Thanks for the thumbs up.

Ms. L. - You must be a frustrated artist too!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm going to call you Martha Stewart from now on.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Hey I've been there. Looks like you salvaged it pretty well. SUch a good mommy....

11:03 AM  
Anonymous mad rabbit said...

I love the taste of the gluten free cake and I am not a big cake fan. (maybe it aint gooey enough)
Anyway be sure to tell the bloggers what lovely quiet toys SJ received for his birthday. He an I had great fun with them but then I got to go home. The cake was cute and tasty and I think you are one of the most resourseful people I know.

11:31 AM  
Blogger My float said...

That's exactly what happens to my cakes! You did a great salvage job, though. Great idea to turn it into something else - very inspired!

1:22 PM  

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