when bad things happen to good cakes

To be hereby named the 'lapse in judgement' cake.

It is in fact the very easy orange cake (one of my favourites), iced and also filled with good old butter cream (not the white chocolate icing I've made previously) and due to time pressures, iced and filled while still warm (oops) and transported with icing not set (oops again.)

Hence lopsided and wonky and truly not that attractive.

Luckily it wasn't really about appearances.

It was about this dude's birthday:

Kevin, who makes up half of a couple who are some of our best friends and also Henry's godparents.

  Henry counted out the candles. Kevin told him he was turning seven which Henry thought was about right, but added a couple of extras for good measure. 

And really, who cares what cake looks like?


Nope, me neither.

Hip hooray!


3 Comments on “when bad things happen to good cakes

green ink
May 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I’m sure it tasted great!

Love the pic of Kevin as well. Some people you can just tell they are really nice decent folk, even just with a photo.

May 20, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Looks like a special treat- better than anything gorgeous from strangers in a boring old shop! Was Kevin the one Dave and I met? Over from Hong Kong, with the partner who made the amazing patchwork quilts? Give them our best, eh?

Quick question- what would you do with a beautiful bulb of fennel, for people who have tried it raw in salads and thought it was pretty awful? (This is the 3rd one in the organic veg box- I must confess I left the 2nd too long and had to give it to the wormies. Henry calls them “Ermies.”)

Love you guys!

Christie - Childhood 101
May 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Your cooking always looks tasty and you are right, that is entirely what counts. I wonder, have you ever blogged a list of basic ingredients that you always have in your pantry? It would be so helpful for a domestic disaster like me!


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