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Londa's Baking Skill
Londa's Baking Skill

No need to laugh - I'm certainly laughing at myself!!!  And - believe it or not - most of the day now under my feet - this is the SECOND attempt at this carrot cake.  I declare - there must be at least 6 cups of powdered sugar in that icing.  Sew...WHY won't it stay stacked???????

I'll have you know the first attempt - it seemed a bit heavy once I started icing it - and I realized I must have forgotten...the Baking Soda.  So - that's at least one lesson - don't forget the baking soda!

Now - let it be known - I had to actually take classes in baking to get that Home Economics BS degree!  I know.. it's my hubby's fault - we've been on a diet since Jan. 4 of 2012~!  Hardly any baking around here - I've lost my touch.

My secret?  The first attempt is all in pieces freezing in the freezer for when I need a SWEET FIX!

Days like this I sure wish my Mommy were still here...  I can hear her laughing from Heaven.  It's even her nice cake plate and cover I'm using.  Oh - and this is for a dinner party tonight!  I'll DEFINITELY WEAR SOMETHING I:VE MADE, I can tell you that!

Comments on why my cake won't stay stacked are MOST WELCOME!

 

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Comment by Karen on March 1, 2013 at 2:22am

I think you need to slice the curved top of the bottom and middle cakes.  I have known bakers to stick 3 skewers through them to hold them til the icing sets, then fill the holes with icing when you take them out.  (I only do 2 layers but I have to put extra jam round the outside of the bottom to level it up as I don't cut the curve off.) 

For serving up, cut it into portions and lay it down sideways on individual dishes - no-one will know!

I had a Dundee Fruit cake sink in the middle once that was destined for the Village Fete, so I cut the outside good bit into slices and gave it to the tea tent - they were pleased I had already cut it into portions!  The rest came out okay and went to the cake stall.

Karen

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