On January 17th, my mother was turning 18 years old… again. My siblings and I wanted to make it a bit more special for her so we all decided to make a cake for her. By “making” I meant frosting and decorating it. I usually make plain bread, but this was the first time I was going to fully dress a cake.
The day came and my siblings were nowhere in sight, except my younger brother who has no artistic or delicate side to him. I realized then that this was going to be a challenge. Just kidding! I love him! Haha
We mixed the ingredients, put the batter into a sheet and then transferred to the oven.
Tip: To make the bread more rich and moist, every 5 minutes we would turn the sheet 180 degrees. Most ovens don’t equally distribute heat and one side always bakes faster, which becomes a problem.
Tip: To make sure the cakes were done, we stabbed the cakes with toothpicks. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done. If it comes out dirty, it is not cooked through all the way.
We took them out and put them into the freezer for them to cool down. After, I grabbed a knife and cut the excess bread that went over the edge of the sheets to create an even, flat surface to put the filling on.
We chose vanilla pudding and spread it on the first layer of the cake and then proceeded to put the second layer on top. I then put a huge glop of frosting in the center of the cake and slowly started to push it outward. Each time my brother would turn the cake and I would gently spread the frosting without ripping the cake.
Tip: You should never spread in the same place more than 3 times.
Lastly, I used red frosting to decorate the cake.
Tip: I practiced on a paper and then moved on to the cake.
It didn’t come out perfect, but it did taste amazing. My brother and I created a not so perfect, beautiful Master piece.