When I saw the picture and recipe above on Meg’s blog, I knew I had to make it for the boys. Since we aren’t huge fans of cake, I decided to have a little “Yeah! School’s Out Party!” with a few of their friends. Keep in mind Biggest Brother is in preschool, so all the friends are 6 and under. Well I got all the ingredients and got busy while the boys were away. It was so fun to make with all the bright colors. It made me think of my friend Angela’s food blog (check out the amazing recipes). The food on there is always so colorful, but I laughed thinking this cake would never show up there…way too much sugar!
How beautiful is this batter?!
After 2 hours of cooking (remember the boys weren’t home) and cooling I started layering the cake. In the process I realized it was about time to pick the boys up, so I got moving a bit faster. One, two, three, four, five, and the sixth layer is on. I start frosting it and SWOOSH everything slid, I caught it with my hands and used an elbow to grab a tray. Thus, my cake:
After all that time planning a party around a cake, buying special food color (for $9.00!) and two hours of cooking, you better believe I was still going to serve it.
So I covered in it sprinkles and had a great time laughing at myself
The kids and moms didn’t mind too much and it tasted really good.
So once the house was empty I began cleaning dishes and watched Littlest Brother in his highchair out of the corner of my eye. He was eating a banana, but focused on the cake. When he thought I was good and distracted he climbed right out of the highchair onto the table and dug in….he liked the cake.
So lessons to learn from Ashley:
1. If you don’t like cake to begin with, don’t try making one that is 6 layers tall.
2. Instead of spending $9.00 on food dye, go buy a new shirt from Target
3. If you aren’t much of a cook, don’t plan a party around a cute cake
4. Don’t plan a party for preschoolers on the last day of school…they are all tired and a bit sick of sugar
5. Don’t spend 2 hours making a cake, make something that is not edible
6. Laugh at yourself and be grateful that you can serve your friends a mess of a cake and they still dig in and tell you it tastes great.
Thanks Meg for posting the recipe, maybe some of my readers can make one as beautiful as yours…for now I’ll leave the cooking to my sister!