A couple of weeks ago, I made the layer cake yet again, this time for a baby shower for one of the moms in my playgroup.
I started taking pictures at this point, because by now
you know how this all goes.
PS, two boxes of cake mix yields about nine-ish cups of batter
which is a lot of damn batter.
And once again, the universe taunted me. That's a lot of damn batter, Desiree. That's probably enough for a six layer cake. You should try it. You have six glass bowls, just go for it!
Seriously, the universe needs to quit effing with me. Because I did it. I used food coloring again because I had it and honestly, I was a little wary of using beets and cabbage to color my cake.
I went crazy and bold with the food coloring and used
five drops in each layer. Bitter cake be damned!
Since they don't know the baby's sex, I wanted to do alternating blue and pink layers.
The cake went over well, the Cool Whip was nice and light and it wasn't bitter! However, cutting even layers is flippin hard. I was cutting and cutting but still couldn't get them even. Then, the other night, Drew showed me this little guy and was like I don't know why you don't just use this.
Thanks dude. Now you tell me, after I've already made three cakes.
My layers were totally uneven but at least it tasted good.
And! I Am Baker commented on my last cake-making post! I was so flattered! She recommended chilling the cake after you brush it with the simple syrup to get the layers to stick together and it totally worked! This time my cake didn't fall apart, so at least there's that.
But the universe isn't done with me. Because just yesterday I saw this.
*sigh* I love strawberries. And there's no food coloring.
I really need to just stay off the internet until Saturday.