Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Baker...who me?

Tomorrow marks the last Monday that I will have to work until September, I'm throwing my kids students a party to celebrate. (I'm trying to get better at calling my kids in my class, my students and my kids, well, my kids.)

I saw this cake on this website and thought I'd give it a try. My kids students have been through a lot more than the typical class this year and I wanted to reward them.  My long-term sub and I are buying them pizza for lunch and I made the dessert.  

Let's set the record straight.  I'm not a baker.  I wish I was. I can follow a recipe very well, but I am not a baker.  A baker tries to create their own recipes. A baker understands how ingredients will react with one another.  MckMama is a baker.  Her recipes always seem to work.  I am not a baker.  

I was very nervous to try this cake.

I bought two white cake mixes and had everything else I needed at home.  I started the night before by mixing the cake mix, making the colored layers and cooking the cakes.  I think I mis-measured the yellow layer, it was a bit smaller than the others!

I made butter cream frosting and then folded in a tub of cool whip to make it a little less sweet and also to help cover the cake...the cake is 6 layers!

I put a little bit of frosting on the cake platter to make the cake stick...

Trimmed the purple layer (it's purple...but looks like black in the picture.)

More trimming...more frosting.

All 6 layers! Looks good enough to eat! (But my red layer looks more like pink!)

The cake and the trimmings...

Started to frost...hmmm, the trimmings are dissapearing!

I found the culprit!

Nik likes the extra frosting!

The cake looks delicious!  I can't wait until my kids students cut into it tomorrow!

This picture just shows you how tall this cake is!  I had to take a shelf out of my fridge!

I'll post pictures of the cake tomorrow with the kids...I can't wait to see their faces when we cut it!