My mackerdoodle birthday cake failures have been well documented here on the blog. They have been progressively less dramatic failures, with last year resulting in a cake that took MORE THAN AN HOUR to cook because I didn’t pour it into two cake pans. It was edible and pink – all my daughter cared about – but it was hardly spectacular.
This year the mackerdoodle gets two birthday celebrations – something I swore I would never do. Because we’ll be in Canada for her actual birthday, we invited a couple of little friends over today for cake, ice cream and a princess theme craft. When I asked the mackerdoodle what she wanted her cake to be, she said “Pink. Maybe with a little purple?”
Now all of pinterest has seen this cake eleventy million times:
So much room for failure and disappointment. I didn’t even attempt it.
This is what she actually got:
The colors were chosen by the tubes of food coloring left over from last year’s pink cake, three of which just happened to match the colors in Aldi’s rainbow sherbet the mackerdoodle had chosen. So the plates looked like this:
with grape soda to drink. Mackerdoodle’s choice.
And with all that matchy-cutey-colorness it still managed to taste okay!
Guess what? We’re only doing 4 layer rainbow cakes at our house from here on out. When I find something that works I NEVER let it go!.