Welcome one and all to 'Ze Birthday Cake Training Facility.
I am your instructor Jean Claude Van GoshDarnit.
Do you all know why you are here? Yes, 'zat is right. You created some of 'ze worst birthday cakes the world has ever seen and have been ridiculed by your friends and family (you should really get some better friends and family, it is just a cake after all).
But 'zat shall never happen again.
You shall work harder than you have ever done in your life. Your forearms will burn from all 'ze stirring. Your eyes will melt from all 'ze painstaking pouring. And we may have to amputate a finger or two from all 'ze pipetting.
Are you ready to atone for your past miztakes?
Another year, another chance to try and frost a cake to some sort of acceptable level, and due to the snow/cold and nasty ice it's an even bigger challenge because everything has to be handmade from scratch.
Some days I think I'm the only crazy person in the world who does all her completely from scratch baking using only a hand mixer. I just always thought only big time bakers got the fancy stand mixers. But then it wouldn't be a challenge I suppose.
Once again I made my hubby a banana cake but instead of using canned frosting I had my first foray into making my own. I went the cream cheese way and I have to say it tastes pretty good. But you're not here for the taste, you all want to see what this thing looks like.
Well here is this years Birthday Cake:
But of course that wasn't enough, so I put some of my husbands favorite animal sprinkles all over.
And this is my atonement for this year. It isn't fancy, it isn't straight and it barely makes sense but 'zis is a much better cake 'zan my chocolate yellow goo from last year.
Oh and because I'm in such a jolly mood, if you wish my hubby a happy birthday I'll throw in an extra entry into the ipod giveaway (only for the real entries of course *wink* *wink*).