On Being Humbled
I made s-e-v-e-n cakes the Bee's Class Reunion party. Pulling this off in my tiny kitchen required more planning than I'm used to, but I think it turned out great! I baked and froze the layers, the bundt cakes, and the cheesecakes in advance. None of them suffered as a result of being frozen for a couple of weeks. All that was left to do the day before the party was make the tiramisu cake (too fragile to freeze), make frosting/graze for each cake and assemble. It was so quick that I had time to make nearly 140 servings of deviled eggs.
Sue and Barry's high school mascot
The whole ordeal left me so cocky of my cake-making abilities, that I thought I could do no wrong making a cake for one of my coworker's birthdays 2 days after the party.
That night was a series of unfortunate events:
- I ran out of cake flour and tried to make my own;
- instead of buttering the pan and parchment paper I sprayed it with canola oil spray;
- pulled the cakes out and flipped them over too early because I was tired and wanted to sleep;
- I ran out of powdered sugar for the frosting, so I thought I would just swing by the store on my way to work and add some there.
Just when I thought I had the 3-layer-cake-making thing in the bag, I was put in my place. It was a terrible, too sweet, leaning to one side, pathetic attempt at a cake. I better get my act together because oh-no-big-deal-omg-what-did-I-sign-up-for-I'M-MAKING-A-WEDDING-CAKE next month!