Saturday, January 16, 2010

LOOKS ARE DECEIVING

I know what you're thinking...

Now, before you judge...

Please know...it's not as bad as it looks.

Really.

I'm just keepin' it real.

We have good days, and then we have bad ones, too.

They go hand in hand.

This day was a little bit of both.

I learned my lesson, quick.

Let the cake COMPLETELY cool off before frosting.

And it's not like I don't know this already.

This is what I get for being impatient.

My friends, here is my Red Velvet Cake. I know, you're thinking, "What in the world is THAT?" I actually took the picture before I smoothed the sides out, really, and my oldest daughter did the cute decorations on top. If I wasn't so anxious to get it over with, the outside would look halfway decent.
Photobucket

But, don't let the outside fool you. My kids LOVED it, and ate the cake in one day. Yes, I know, savages! Ha! Everything was made from scratch, including the icing. I don't think I can ever go back to pre-packaged frosting again.
Photobucket

Here's the recipe I used from one of my cookbooks.
Photobucket

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oooooooooooohhhhhh, mmmmmmm! Now THAT looks pretty dangerous! I'd have eaten that thing in a day myself! LOL!

Laurencita said...

oh... it looks so y-u-m-m-y...

Kathy C. said...

LOLOLOL...this makes me think of Kim (homesteaders heart),...she is SO impatient, and never likes to let things cool, LOL.
Those type of cakes are always the best tasting...not sure if it's the ingredients or the fun and love that go into them! :)
Have a beautiful day my friend.

~*Michelle*~ said...

It all tastes the same going down, mama!!!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! That looks so good...you should definitely share the recipe! I am impatient about frosting cakes too...and I have had a few that looked just like that:)

Sara said...

Cakes are so hard to frost! I still have yet to frost a perfect one. Yours looks a lot better than mine ever do! YUM!

Sawatzky family said...

LOL!
I for one think it looks very YUMMY!!!
You can't go wrong with cake ;p

Robyn said...

Yummy that looks so good!

Brandi said...

LOL! I'm no good at baking because I'm too impatient. Looks yummy!

Kimberly said...

You know, I'm so glad I found your blog because I know I can click over here for a calorie free "snack" when I'm having a craving. ;) Looks divine my friend!

Susie said...

It must have been delicious:-)

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! The same thing happened to me when I put pumpkin frosting on my cupcakes before they cooled! Presentation aside, they were a hit... and that's what really counts, right? ;p

Sara Elizabeth said...

That looks SO GOOD! I love icing made from scratch. It is so much better than pre-made icing.

mama's smitten said...

Looks very yummy! I tried to make some red velvet cakeballs dipped in almond bark. They did not look very pretty but sure did taste yummy!

Helene said...

YUM!!! It looks like it was so moist on the inside! Since I've started making buttercream frosting from scratch I'll never go back to the packaged icings either!!

Denise said...

Yummy.

A Gracious Home said...

I love your blog. The cake looks great. It makes me so hungry. Doylene

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Looks are deceiving...but Red velvet cake can never be wrong!!! ;) Looks delish!

Muthering Heights said...

It doesn't look SO bad...and hey, if it was just for the family, the tase is all that matters!! ;)

{Have I mentioned that I'm moving in to you house of perpetual deliciousness??}

Puanani503 said...

That looks great!! Did I say yummy too? that would've been killed in our house within 2 hours..lol.. lots of savages here too..hehehe:):)

Together We Save said...

Oh my goodness that looks so yummy!!

Brenda said...

I'm sure it still tasted delicious! Looks good to me :)

He & Me + 3 said...

I have done that before...but that cake sure looks delish! Everything from scratch. Good job!

blueviolet said...

I don't even see a problem! It looks just like mine do, except better!

DarcyLee said...

It looks good, Alicia! Since making most of my cakes from scratch now, it's hard to go back to the boxed kind or the pre-made frosting. And the fact that your troop ate it all says it all.

Kim said...

YUM! I am impatient like that too. It still looks great!

danette said...

Oh yum!! I looove red velvet cake :)

Dani Joy said...

Wow it looks fabulous to me!!! Great job girl!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH yummm!!!! I LOVE red velvet cake too!

Wow! gonein one day? Well, they say..." the proof is in the pudding!" um...or should I say "in the cake?"

Blessings & Aloha!

Daphine said...

I am sure it was good! The inside anyways....lol!

Just kidding!