It's a bust, kind of

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
My jam cake didn't turn out the way I had hoped. It tasted quite yummy, but my caramel frosting didn't solidify like I wanted. It was more caramel-y, rather than frosting-like. Interesting enough, while I was baking the cakes, I called my grandmother to ask about the frosting. While I was waiting for her to get on the phone, my grandfather told me he thought the recipe was too dry and I needed to soak it in wine for a day. Say what? My grandmother agreed. She said to soak a couple of dish towels in wine and wrap it around the cakes. I decided on blackberry wine since I was making blackberry jam cake. And of course, I had to sample it.
I ended up running out of frosting. I thought I had enough butter to make more, but I didn't. I guess I should have checked before I started. Regardless, the hubby liked it. So even though my frosting was a bust in my eyes, the cake over all wasn't too shabby. :) Practice makes perfect. It took my awhile to master fudge, but eventually I did. 

On another note, the weather today is incredible. It's supposed to be in the 60s. Can you believe that? December 14th and I have my office window open! It doesn't feel very Christmas-like, but I'm not complaining. It will get cold soon enough. For now, I'm enjoying the fresh air.

1 comment

  1. My grandma made an applesauce cake with caramel frosting and same here - I have yet to perfect the frosting. Your cake sounds fab!