Monday, February 6, 2012

If At First You Don't Succeed...

What great advice (she said sarcastically.) I've been trying for ages to recreate this cake that my dad ate in his childhood. My grandfather used to make it, and it's one of the happiest memories my dad has of his father. I originally wanted to figure out for a Christmas present, but after a while, I got too busy with Christmas busyness.

This weekend, I wanted to resume my efforts. I made 3 cakes, and none of them turned out quite right. Actually, 2 out of 3 tasted pretty good, but they just weren't like the cake my grandfather made. I'm beginning to think this cake is some sort of myth! I'll admit that I got pretty frustrated, especially after Attempt #2, which failed miserably.  I might or might not have thrown the cake into the backyard. Which is better than throwing it at on the floor of my kitchen.

The good news is that I'm getting closer. I'm systematically changing one variable at a time, and that seems to be working. I'll be at it next weekend again.


  1. I love your tenacity! I know once you replicate it perfectly, it is going to be so so so special for your dad. What a sweet daughter you are!



  2. I admire your patience Michelle! I get mad if mine don't turn out right first time!!

  3. good for you- you're getting closer! soon you'll have it down.

  4. you can do it girl, and then share the recipe so we can all enjoy this sensational cake :)
    xo TJ

  5. What a fun (and I'm sure - frustrating) challenge! Just think how happy you'll be when you finally figure it out. Plus, your Dad will owe you BIG time when you get it right ;) xxo

  6. Practice makes perfect :) Sounds like you are close! You can definitely do it lady! xx


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