I am not a good cake maker. Let me revise that – I can make a cake, I can not decorate a cake. I make great cakes for my kids but that’s because I have taught them that low expectations are a good thing. Lately I have had people ask me to make them cutting cakes for their wedding receptions because instead of a large wedding cake, they’re having dessert tables. Or cupcake towers. They just need a cake for picture purposes which is really even MORE stressful because now I know the cake will be in someone’s photo album for eternity. I have been fortunate enough in that the cakes requested have been simple in decorating design but I still stress out equally over easy or difficult.
So here is the last fancy schmancy cake I will make for anyone. My future cakes are limited to anything with gummy worms and dirt or polka dots.