October 5, 2015
A Small Cake Decorating Mishap
This year's offseason is unusual. There were less happenings at the resort these days compared to the previous year when we catered for quite a number of parties long after the busy season has passed, I am getting bored. I am not used to experiencing slow days at work too often as I enjoy hard work and being active.
At times like this when it is slow and quiet, baking something nice can keep my spirits high. When I got a request to make a chocolate cake for a guest and her girlfriends, I was delighted. I have finally got something to get me motivated once again.
The request was a one pound chocolate cake. Easy. They needed it dinner time. It would be ready way before that. I baked it, layered and coated it with chocolate butter cream. I wrote the inscription and piped the decorative edges on top using vanilla butter cream. Done! Fast and easy but I was acting hastily when I used just one small spatula to transfer the cake to the serving platter. I lost balance and the cake fell on the plate top first. (Good thing not on the floor or else I would have to do it all over again) Imagine how annoyed I was at myself.
It was still intact when I turned it over. The only part that was damaged was the top. I quickly redid the cake, wrote the message a second time and piped the beautiful borders on top and the base. Here's how it looked. It was good as it was the first time!