How do you know when you bake too much? When you find unexplained frosting in your fridge.
I made a cake today and when I went to put the left over frosting in the fridge, I discovered two other tupperware with frosting in them. One of them is left over frosting from brownies I made last weekend, but I have NO memory of making the other frosting. I can't even think of what I would have baked in the last two weeks that would warrant it being in my fridge. It's very frustrating.
With that being said, here is the latest creation from my kitchen. I was stressed about it because I normally take a few days to do a cake to lessen the stress. However, this one has a deadline of tomorrow so I had to go to the store to get the ingredients for the cream filling, then I came home and baked the cake (from scratch) let it cool, filled it, frosted it, covered it (with fondant) and decorated it. Then I cleaned up my mess. How long did it take me you ask? Minus the going to the store part, the rest took me 4 hours. I know, I shocked myself. I guess that's another sign that I bake too much.
Happy Birthday Vivien! I hope you like the cake.
Side note: I realize that a perfectly wrapped round gift is highly improbable. However, the only direction I got from Vivien (besides the flavor) is that she wanted a round cake. I was up to my own devices on the rest of it to make it look "birthdayish".
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