My foray into baking started in February this year. Who would have thought that I would enjoy baking so much, that every Friday since has always been reserved as my baking day. I must tell you that I feel abnormal if I don’t bake on Fridays. If my memory serves me right, I have skipped only two Fridays as no-bake days to date.
As they say, there’s always a first for everything. And my first cake disaster happened to come last Friday. I wonder why it took that long to happen, as I was kind of expecting it a lot sooner. I must be lucky.
So, what disaster am I talking about? Have you come across a cake that crumbles? Yes, I had that last Friday and I was so disappointed that in the middle of my agony, when my friend who went for a weekend of golf vacation at Myrtle beach golf called, I just had the voice mail do its work and have not returned that call yet. That’s the big baby in me. I guess, I was not expecting this to happen.
I have no idea what went wrong because I followed the recipe to the letter. I sensed the cake to be extremely soft when I took them out of the baking pan to the cooling rack but didn’t think much of it. I was surprised when I was about to ice it and it crumbled on my hands from the cooling rack on to the turntable. I panicked! I tried to mend the parts. I was not going to stop right there. I went ahead and gently spread the custard filling, gently moved the second layer from the cooling rack and iced the whole cake with extreme gentleness.
No, I will not share a picture of this cake at all. I was able to ice it and decorated it as usual. It’s tough to slice it without everything crumbling. It is one disaster, but let me tell you, it is very delicious. I will do a repeat. When my next try comes out good, then and only then will you be able to take a glimpse of this delicious crumbling cake. Hopefully, it will not crumble then.