|Since when does Santa wear glasses? With the Grand Baby.|
But I wanted to share one baking experience with you. I hope you realize that in writing this blog, I'm not attempting to be an expert on anything--far from it. But if my experiments, successes, and failures can spur your enjoyment of baking, so much the better.
|The unfortunate cake. Ugh.|
Anyway--I sent aside most of Friday afternoon to bake a three layer sweet 'n salty cake. I'd made one before, for my book club, and it came off without a hitch. In fact, it was absolutely delicious, attractive, and not too hard to make, so I thought I'd replicate the effort for the open house.
LOL! All went well until I began to assemble the cooled cake layers. Layer one went on the platter without mishap, but layer two cracked right down the middle. Uh oh. I tried to "glue" it together with the caramel that goes on top of each layer, but when layer three cracked as well, I knew I was in trouble. I glued and stuck it in the fridge, hoping the glue would harden, but when I pulled it out the the fridge, I found that the broken layer had spilled into the platter.
|Into a pretty Christmas bowl, sprinkled with chips.|
Toward the end of the party, my across the street neighbor mentioned that the "sweet and salty trifle" was her favorite thing, so I promptly handed her the bowl and told her to enjoy the rest of it. :-0
|Add a topping of cool whip.|
Happy baking at your house!
|And voila! A sweet and salty trifle.|