The Shower Cake That Could Have Been

So here’s a story for you cake-lovers – I was hired to make a baby shower cake for someone at work as part of a surprise shower.  I had training that week, so I couldn’t go and had to send my delivery boy (aka hubby) in my place.  This shower had been planned for months, and everything was planned to a tee.

When hubby showed up to drop off the cake, what did he discover?  The mother-to-be was out sick for the week!

Tip #1: Cake doesn’t last forever.  I’ll keep a slice in the fridge for about a week (but I have no idea what the FDA thinks is an appropriate number of days).  But a whole, uneaten cake?  Might as well toss it after 2-3, because the colors will start running together.

So, good sports they are, my team decided to make the best of the situation – and ate it.  Apparently it was delicious.  The next week when she was back at work, they showed her a picture and had a Costco substitute (which no one ate because we also had a pre-holiday potluck).  Ah well.

Here’s the vanilla cake with tangy chocolate filling and buttercream icing, as the mother-to-be saw it in pictures (design based on the crib sheets):

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