Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recipe FAIL

Even though he was satisfied with his Baskin Robbins ice cream cake, I was determined to make Brandon a birthday cake. Having a week off work I decided to go all out and make from scratch his request: white cake with raspberry filling and chocolate frosting.

Not including time spent at the grocery store gathering needed ingredients for this special cake, I spent a good 3 hours preparing this homemade cake. Then another good hour doing all the clean up. Guess where the cake is now? The garbage. Yep. It was disgusting. I don't know what happened, I followed the recipe exactly. I got "Chopped."

The next day I consulted my other recipe: add 1 1/2 cups water and 2 egg whites to box mix. Use previously prepared raspberry filling from scratch, frost with Pillsbury chocolate frosting. The moral of this story? Betty Crocker knows her stuff; I don't.


Blake and Aubrei said...

Oh Britt, I feel ya. I have been determined to cook more and try new recipes. 99% of the time, they are disgusting. It's the thought that counts right? The cake looks delicious by the way.

Kelli said...

OH no! So sorry. But thanks for sharing the fail with me so that I don't try to do the same thing! It looks gorgeous and delicious...