For me baking cakes is soothing. There is nothing so relaxing to know that you are creating something delicious. After the unfortunate news that my desensitization treatment would still be a while I had a strong urge to bake a cake. I already had an idea in my head regarding decorations as I was not in the mood for anything difficult.
It would become a beautiful purple cake. My mom and sister had brought purple color bites from the USA to bake in your cake. They also brought purple color mist and I had recently bought my own purple coloring. (Who can guess what my favorite color is?) I had wanted to pipe roses for a while and saw this really neat technique how you could make an awesome color border.
The plan was ready and I had found a sponge-cake recipe online. My mom had recently made a glutenfree sponge-cake which had turned out really well. With my recent baking win I should be able to pull it off, right? Besides, this was claimed to be a no-fail recipe.
Whilst baking I noticed the cake wasn’t really rising. I figured it was once again due to it being gluten free. I had all my decorating supplies ready and I already started piping roses. When the cake came out of the oven, I suspected something might have gone wrong. It didn’t look anything like the sponge-cake my mom had made.
When I wanted to coat the cake with icing I knew this cake was horrible but hoped it would still be edible. I had put some extra icing on and placed my beautiful roses. At least these had worked out!
Whilst cutting the cake it felt a little hard. Ah well, a cookie-cake, it could be possible. Of course a finger was first swiped through the icing, mmmmm this was good! Next a bite of the cake was taken. The face of the boy-friend said more than a thousand words. For a moment I thought it was just because he isn’t used to glutenfree food. Until I took a bite. It was the first time in my life that I did not finish the cake. It was as hard as a brick! A classic glutenfree failure. We ended up just licking the icing off the cake. What went wrong? No idea. So much for a no-fail recipe…