Are you superstitious? If you are, do you believe in Friday the 13th, wherein superstition holds to be a day of good or bad luck. I personally don’t believe in it, but whenever Friday the 13th comes around I would normally try to be cautious, more so if I have to head out that day.
Friday last week was Friday the 13th, and I wasn’t cautious at all, as I was home all day. I baked a cake, though. And believe it or not, the fear of ending up with a disastrous cake happened… finally, for this uneducated, novice baker after five weeks of baking, five cakes baked so far, to be exact.
I can’t even begin to tell you, how I came up with a very thin, runny icing that I didn’t want to remedy it anymore because if I did, I’ll wind up with a super sweet icing. I was so frustrated, the best remedy I knew is to freeze the whole cake so that the icing sticks on the cake. Yes, that is exactly what I did, I had the cake on the cake decorating stand inside my freezer. I had to unload tons of stuff in my jampacked freezer to make the needed space. After 20 minutes, I took the cake out and tried to work the icing up that was dripping all over the cake stand. It worked!
But prior to that disaster, I played around with coloring the icing, and what can I tell you, instead of coming out with yellow color, the icing color became pistachio green. I kept adding more colors to get it into the hue that it is, as you see on these photos.
Yes, that panic came over me, but as I always try to remind myself, the worst thing that can happen is if I end up with a cake that is not edible at all, it will find it’s way into the trash bin. In the end, this lemon cake, with lemon filling and lemon buttercream icing was good enough to be eaten and devoured by a husband that just loves lemon cake. If you remember, he requested this lemon cake. In fairness, it indeed tasted yummy except for the fact that it does look messy. Oh, and the icing is not running anymore. After it was frozen and refrigerated, the icing is now in place.