Cake Gone Wrong = Vanilla Trifle Celebration Tis the last day of school before summer holidays! A good chance for a Mama to go crazy with the treat making! I love a reason to have a party for 2! And a good salvage project… So here is what you do; First, decide at 9 a.m. on the last day of school to pick up a cake mix. Then over fill mini bundt cake tins with batter. Then watch in mild horror as those babies bake, over flowing and becoming something resembling an alien marshmallow mushroom creature. Pull from oven, stare in bewilderment.
Wait 20 minutes to find the pan still hasn’t cooled. Start easing a batter scraper around the edges of the massive muffin tops. Google ideas for using botched cake. Exclaim with delight over suggestions to make parfait. Celebrate over box of vanilla pudding mix in cupboard. Be inspired and glad that the tops of the cakes come off relatively whole. Put those aside on cooling rack.
Decide if one should do a layered dessert in a glass dish, or make them individually in the blue glass bowls. Scrape and loosen botched cakes from bundt cake tin which is finally cool enough to touch. Tip all that delightful cake into a glass pan. State of cleanliness is more important than size.
Now. It looks like cake. But it’s something more than cake.
Will he notice? Will he eat it? Will he remember fondly one day that his mother liked to celebrate with funny desserts, these special moments of our lives?! Let’s Hope So!
PS… he ate it without question, although with some hesitation, seeing as apparently at school they had not only pizza for lunch but an ice cream sundae bar… But the good news is it basically just resembles really moist somewhat dense cake… yum!