Pin Reaper: Breanna Nelson
What I Did: I wanted to have a special cake for the 4th of July weekend, so I did some research and found this cake idea on Pinterest. At first, it seemed a little intimidating, but I knew that if I took my time, I could definitely pull it off. I went to a local craft store and found the gel food coloring I needed and then went home to start baking. Baking the cakes was the easiest part of this process. Once all the cakes were cooled, I started cutting out the 4 inch circles in the different cakes, as it stated. The first problem was that all of the cake layers were not even and that aspect didn’t even occur to me until I cut into it. Putting the layers together was easy and frosting it was a snap. I put the cake in the fridge and let it sit for a few hours. I was so certain that I had nailed this project and scoffed at the idea that anyone could mess it up. I couldn’t wait to show my boyfriend my awesome creation. He cut into it and pulled the first piece out as I was standing there ready to take a picture and post it for everyone to see and bask in my glory. All I saw were colored squares. No flag, just squares. My beautiful flag cake had turned into a Scrabble board. I was noticeably upset, but the cake tasted amazing and I convinced myself that’s all that mattered. So what if I cried in the closet while eating my Rubik’s Cube cake? It was delicious. It took me 4 hours to complete this travesty of an idea, but I don’t regret it at all. I’m going to try again next year! Thanks for listening.
Next Time I Will: try again, or pay someone to do it for me.