Wednesday, July 02, 2008

the day we wasted cake

And not just any cake. A perfectly good red velvet cake. I had seen the blog. You know you've seen it too and were curious. I mean, how can something so stinking cute not also taste fantastic? She was on Martha Stewart, for goodness sakes. And on the blog there were so many great variations and I just couldn't help myself. I had to give it a shot. There is no one better to try experimental cake treats with than Scrumptious Cupcakes and Camera Addict. None.

We followed the directions. Bake cake. Let cool. Crumble. Add can of frosting. Check, check, check, and check. Roll into balls.
Make huge mess on your hands and feel sticky and somehow like it's all wrong, but smile for the camera. Wonder why Camera Addict has way better clothing than you do. Realize it's because she has way better taste than you do. Think about changing her name to Clothing Addict. Console yourself by sampling the cake/frosting mixture. Feel worse.
Place evenly on sheet to firm. Place in refrigerator to speed the process. Attend wedding and then skip wedding luncheon to shop at IKEA. Don't feel guilty.
Cover with melted chocolate. Drizzle some contrasting chocolate for dazzling effect. Sample. Spit sample into sink. Assume you got a rotten one. Notice everyone else is making frowny faces. Wonder what you did wrong. Console yourself with Cafe Rio.
Seriously. These were not tasty. I mean, that were okay. Barely. Not worth the effort AT ALL. All of us wished we had just eaten the cake on its own. If you've tried these, let me know what you thought and maybe where we might have gone wrong.


chloe elizabeth said...

Ha ha ha! Those were kind of not great, but making them with you and Sare was absolutely fantastic!

I miss you!

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Miss L said...

I read this recipe and decided that it was WAY to complicated for me. I think it's great that you even attempted it and happy to know that I don't need to feel like a sloth for not making them. lol.

On the other hand, what a fun project to do with friends, even if they turned out GROSS ("spit sample in sink. Assume you got a rotten one" made me laugh laugh laugh).

Megan said...

What fancy photo frames you have there Ms. Jennifer. Now you are the fast learner.

Janssen said...

Sad. . . is there anything worse than a dessert that took a lot of effort and than was total crap?

Chandler Family said...

ok so I made these for matt's b-day, I'll have to post pictures cause they turned out cute. But I would definately say use a chocolate cake instead of red velvet!!! Plus I didn't know whether to refridgerate them after or not, well I forgot to and was nervous to eat the rest of them the next day. Once again don't worry I did anyway even with the impending doom of sickness and I didn't get sick. Try the oreo balls much better!