I was baking a birthday cake for my friend at work. We always celebrate each other's birthdays with cake! Most of the time we get a store bought cake. I decided to make a homemade one.
I baked my cakes and made my icing yesterday.
I had my supplies all ready and washed. They have been stored away for about eight years! The last decorated cake I made was for my son's wedding. A long, long time ago!
Ready. Set. Go! Right?! I filled my Wilton's pastry bags with icing and started decorating. Here comes the "crisis" part.
My old (very old) pastry bags split apart and icing went everywhere except where I wanted it to go! I tried to make some parchment paper cones. Not as easy as it looks.
So I jumped in the car. Remember it is four o'clock, well now about five thirty this morning. I drove to my "24 hour WalMart" to get some new pastry bags.
Seems my 24 hour WalMart is NOT OPEN 24 hours anymore. They were closed. I thought about begging the security guy to let me in but decided he probably wouldn't have understood...
Back home I tried the parchment paper again. This time I got paper cones that sort of worked. I have to take this cake to work with me this morning so I just did the best I could. NOT my best. This could end up being one of my most embarrassing moments?
I sure hope the cake tastes better than it looks!
It's a yellow cake with lemon filling. Maybe after my friend cuts it, no one will notice the messy decorating?! Sometimes you just have to be humble and remember "it's the thought that counts!"