I wasn't sure where to post this entry, so I may just post it on both blogs.
Like I said before, I'm in a cake decorating class. Last night was the first class that we brought cakes to decorate. Everyone's turned out darling. Here's mine:
I'll give you one guess at the flavor of the cake. Tangerine? Correct. What else would you put on a tangerine cake than a giant tangerine made of frosting? My creativity knows no bounds.
Overall I was content with the outside. The cake itself is a different story. I tried out Paula Deen's Fresh Tangerine Cake recipe. Normally you can't go wrong with Paula. I tried to do my thighs a favor and replace the oil with applesauce. Usually you can't even tell the difference. Well, my poor cake has the consistency of banana bread. That's usually OK, but I tasted it today and it's really weird. Not gross, just. . . weird. I'm not sure if it was the applesauce or something else I unknowingly did. Whatever it was, I don't think I've messed up a cake this badly before.
On the bright side, the cream cheese tangerine frosting that went with it is really good. I have a lot of faith in this recipe, so I'm going to post it to my recipe blog.
Lesson learned: When Paula puts fat in something, you best not be messin' with it.