Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"I'm Going to Make a Cake"

(by Phillip Glass) I'm





My bloggy friend Cole posted about cake balls yesterday, & it reminded me of a MIShap that occurred during my disastrous first attempt at making them! If you haven't had cake balls before, you simply must try them ASAP! They're a delicious & easy-to-make dessert that consists of boxed cake mix combined with a container of frosting that is rolled into balls & dipped in melted goodness! The recipe makes TONS, & they're just so good!! {For the step by step directions, check out Cole's post. Though I always make mine full of chocolatey goodness, I totally plan on trying them her way, too!}

Anyways, back to the fiasco that was my first attempt...

My friend Amy was over, & I thought cake balls would be a fun treat for us to make together. I didn't have the recipe, so I went off my memory of how my friend Jana had said to make them. I mixed the cake mix with the frosting, but it didn't have the consistency that I thought it should have. It was such a gooey mess & SO incredibly sweet! I tried to call Jana, but couldn't reach her. We rolled the mixture into balls anyways, trying to figure out what I could have forgotten. We stuck them in the freezer, hoping they would firm up so we could dip them in the melted chocolate chips. It just wasn't happening.

When I heard back from Jana, the first thing she said was, "You baked the cake, right?"

Oops! I'd say that's a pretty important step! Have you ever missed a vital step in the cooking process? I'd love to hear about your cooking fiascos!!

Amy

5 comments:

Brooke said...

what a step to forget!! although i do love uncooked cake batter

janachelle said...

I STILL think of you and your mishap when I make cake balls!

Cole said...

haha this is so funny because I didn't think you were supposed to bake the cake. But my friend nicely told me how very wrong I was. lol

AmyB said...

Nonetheless it is a GREAT memory and one we will never forget. I don't think Elly will forget either since she was attempting to make dusty cake mix into a ball. Thanks for including me in your life even if we "Mis" at times. Love you.

laura said...

For one of my bridal showers, I had to make a cake from scratch without a recipe. Keep in mind that I had never made a cake from scratch at that point in my life! I put a little of everything in there whether or not I needed it, but I put waaaay too much baking soda (or powder...I always forget!) in there and it looked and tasted like cornbread! I took it to Regan's house afterwards and let him and his roommates believe they were eating cornbread with their late night bbq...