Pin Reaper: Bennii
Original Inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/504262489503752295/
What I Did: I choose to alter the original directions by making the red layers a strawberry filling sandwiched between the white cake layers. My lack of cake decorating skills was evident when I added the third of four layers to the stack. The strawberry filling (which turned out more pink than red) oozed out and the cake layers began to slide off. I pinned them down with tooth picks and placed in the refrigerator in hopes the chilling would set the filling. Two hours later, I added the top layer with the blue stripe. The layer immediately broke apart and a cascade of strawberry filling and layers of cake careened to the counter. This picture is what was scooped into a bowl and beautiful layers showcased. You don’t see them? Ya, neither do I. This was a 4 hour train wreck that ended in a trip to the local bakery to replace the cake for a family reunion. Darn you Pinterest!
Next Time I Will: Just make a plain, one layer cake with strawberry icing. Don’t get fancy, it’s just family! At least my kids will get to enjoy cake all week. Unfortunately, I don’t even like strawberry!