It would be easier to pretend I liked everything I made and it all came out perfect, but it would not be true. When I have failures or I don’t particularly like something I do have a good sulk. This cake was one of those moments. I am not sure what I didn’t like but think that two things may have contributed to this feeling. The first being, it was over mixed and the other being, rather obviously, it was over coloured.
I have new Wilton food colouring pots and Miss Muffin was very eager to make a marble cake for a play date she had on Monday. I think the pair of us got a bit heavy handed with the colouring and this made the cake taste strange. Also, with the adding of the colouring the cake got over mixed. The recipe I used was from Ladies, A Plate by Alexa Johnston and I have great faith in the goddess and her recipes. Only the cake was from the book, the disaster icing was from some random American website.
The icing, well, it was one of those mistakes that I will not repeat. Miss Muffin has been taking the cake in for school lunch and giving the icing to her peers, who apparently like it. Mad children. It was supposed to be a chocolate caramel/ fudge icing. I am not going to say any more about that.
Now, I have confessed it is time to finish going on about it and bake something else. Will you confess your worst baking story?