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):