The Zombie Cake #photochallenge

ZombieCakeThis week’s WordPress photo challenge was to post a picture that’s a failure – and this one was dead easy for me. Behold: The Zombie Cake.

I made this for my daughter’s 22nd birthday. We had just replaced our old electric mixer, and the lowest speed on the new one turned out to be faster than the medium speed on the old one. The result: seriously overbeaten cake batter, and a cake that disintegrated into loose bits of chocolate dust when I tried to take it out of the pan. I warmed up the frosting to use it as a kind of glue to hold the whole thing together, but, as you can see – no luck. By the time I was putting on the final touches I was laughing so hard I almost couldn’t hold the camera to take this photo.

Yes, I stuck a candle on this monstrosity and served it on my daughter’s birthday. We all laughed about it, and we still talk about the Zombie Cake with fond amazement. From this experience, I take away two lessons: I stink at making cakes, and I have a terrific family with a generous sense of humor.