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Jamie’s birthday cake

So I baked a cake for Jamie’s birthday yesterday. It didn’t go very well. I did not miss my calling as a baker! I’m going to have to practice a lot more before I can send cake anywhere with Babyice!

 

Step by step how it went:

 

Prepared
Prepared
So far so good...
So far so good...

 

After this things started going pear shaped….

 

This looks too thick :S
This looks too thick :S
Baking...not very well
Baking...not very well
This looks more like a scone!
This looks more like a scone!
Two halves cooling
Two halves cooling
At least the icing turned out well!
At least the icing turned out well!
The cover up begins
The cover up begins
Filling the gaps
Filling the gaps
Decorating #fail. Had to redo it.
Decorating #fail. Had to redo it.
The end product
The end product

 

Although I managed to cover up the scones cake pretty well…it doesn’t taste great. It’s dense and heavy. I have a feeling I somehow messed up converting grams to millilitres (I don’t have a kitchen scale). Luckily the icing tastes great and an entire tin of caramel seem to compensate for the actual cake part. Eish.

 

And in direct contrast to my epic baking fail, Angel also took the time and made the effort to bake for Jamie’s birthday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Angel. I am honoured that you baked for her (Angel did this without knowing that I decided to honour Jamie by baking for her) and deeply touched that you did this for her and for me.

 

The cupcakes (I am completely outdone. Angel is, however, a pro!)

 

Jamie's Cupcakes by Angel
Jamie's Cupcakes by Angel

 

Thank you to everyone who sent messages of support and poured out their love on this difficult day. I coped surprisingly well and cried a lot less than I anticipated. Love you all!