Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TWD: Berry Surprise Cake

So many surprises. Where do I start?
First of all, you should be able to find the original recipe here. Great pick Mary Ann.
Now, the sorry tale of the berry surprise cake.
I looked at the ingredients and realized that I didn't have any heavy cream or fresh berries. I figured I would just make do with what I had because there was no way I was going to the store after I had already been earlier in the morning. Poor planning on my part.
So I do the cake part. Making sure to follow the directions and 'treat the eggs like the divas that they are'. Despite my watchful care the cake fell!!!Surprise! I think the last time I had a cake fall so badly was when I was in high school. The crater was so big that I knew there would be no need to hollow out the middle for the filling, because, well.. there was no middle.
So then I went on to plan B. Since I didn't have any fresh berries or heavy cream I decided to just do my own thing after that. I whipped up some dream whip- ya, you know the stuff. Comes in a box in powder form- and then added the cream cheese I had creamed with sugar. I then frosted the cake with the mixture. After that I filled the crater with frozen berry mix and surprise!- it turned out great!

8 comments:

Danielle said...

Great recovery! Your cake looks gerat!

Megan said...

Kudos for pulling it all together with what you had on hand. That's true creativity!

SiHaN said...

I'm just you liked the cake entirely! Great job.

ecrunner said...

GREAT JOB!! Your cake looks so scrumptious!! Crazy I know, but I wish I had a digital photo frame to put all these delicious pictures on and place it on my desk at work so I can dream about eating these sweets all day!! I can't really eat sweets, but at least I can dream about them!!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it turned out for you in the end. Looks great!

chocolatechic said...

Mine didn't even raise at all.

I don't think I whipped my eggs long enough

TeaLady said...

?Dream whip. I haven't seen that in years. Cake looks great.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Beuatiful job!!!

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