|My "BOO" is a little off center and the cake edges were a little dark, but it tasted pretty good!|
I've been pretty fortunate that things sometimes come easy to me. I don't know how to do a lot of stuff, but if the directions are good or someone shows me, I can pretty much do it. I thought the same for this cake.
Despite the outcome (I'm foreshadowing here....) I did learn a lot. I learned how to make cake pop cake - not one of my interests, but hey, it's good info. I learned how to make a surprise inside treat - someday I'll try that again. I learned that it's okay to fail and that sometimes the second time around may be better.
Some things to think about....
Plan for this taking a bit of time. It took me a couple of hours. (A glass of wine nearby helps too.)
Save your leftovers. I saved the surprise inside cake mixture that I didn't use and ended up using it on my second try. The frosting leftovers came in handy as well. If I were to do it again, I would pour the cup or so of leftover white batter into cupcake tins and make a few of those in addition to the cake.
People LOVE THIS CAKE! I didn't know how it would turn out and took it to work thinking it would be thrown away, but people loved it! And they loved the BOO.
And after making it successfully the second time around I might try it again. Maybe.
|This icing from i am baker.net is still one of my faves!|