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    • Sandy Lipinski

      That’s funny. I’m an ok cook, but hubby is a good cook.

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    • Christine Hinton

      Hi Mari. I just wondered if you knew anyone from Wales, UK. It’s the surname that intrigues me.

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  1. Kathleen

    I’m an old fashioned cook, but my husband was a chef in a prior life and spoils me with incredible food, luscious sauces, but unfortunately no desserts! I was a little teensy thing when I met him, but after 16 years, I’m now a chubby but happy thing!

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    • Amy Vansant

      That sounds awesome! My husband likes to pretend he’s going to cook every night and ask me if I want really strange combinations like tuna on pasta on salad with a sprinkle of coconut just so I can say NO and make something!

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  2. Carol

    I just love the “frantically getting nothing useful done.” That seems to be me many days…LOL Give you credit for baking from scratch…it’s becoming a lost art today…
    Hugs
    Carol

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  3. Alfreda Montecalvo

    Sure hope you have a self cleaning oven. I also overfill my pans.

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  4. Pamela G.

    Been there and done that. 😏 I’ve made enough from scratch chocolate cakes through the years. Always for other people as I hate chocolate cake. I know that quite sacrilegious for many of you. 😱 I still make a lot from scratch, but really only 3 cakes. Those are Banana Crunch, Hummingbird and Carrot. One I always buy as I don’t really like making four layer cakes is an Italian Creme Cake.

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  5. Anita Harris

    We have no shortage of both meals and baked goods in our house, as my husband and I both were cooks working for the state at one time. To get these jobs you have to take a written test about food, measurements and such as that.

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  6. Kay K

    It’s time to switch to Texas cake. It’s one layer in a jelly roll pan and goes really, really fast. It’s also decadent, tastes like really moist brownie with fudge frosting. Only problem is that then people think you should make it for every day!!
    Sure hope next cake isn’t as much fun/trouble!

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  7. Elsa

    Lovely stuff. Loved the dog thinking it’s D day lol. I also wonder about the weird noises, maybe it was the stove swearing and you need a stove whisperer! I’ve learnt to stick with one layer. I know the second one will be a mess. Problem comes with measuring – I cannot get from ounces to ml and from ml to cups, and all goes downhill from there, and that is with Google! Well done for getting a cake to your Mom xx

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    • Amy Vansant

      That dog is in a different county as soon as he thinks anything is going to even vaguely inconvenience him. We’d get another to teach him how to protect us, but I know then we’d find the both of them lounging around sipping doggy champagne and demanding treats…

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  8. Kathy

    My sister and cousin were making cookies and part way through mixing realized they were missing an ingredient. They went to the store, came back, and resumed. The first batch ran all over the cookie sheet. During the interruption they forgot to put in the flour.

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  9. Celeste Schmitt

    Just for perspective, my mom used to decorate cakes professionally as a side business. The cakes were always homemade, so my sisters and I learned to bake at an early age. And yet, my youngest sister once made a cake for her family but couldn’t figure out what went wrong with it until she realized she used powdered sugar instead of flour. My mother did the same exact thing less than a year after my sister did. Boggles my mind, lol.

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  10. Sue Hieber

    I once asked my granddaughter to hand me the flour, I started to put it in my roux, but realized the mistake just before I dumped it in the pot. Easy to do, funny either way.

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  11. Theresa Navarro

    I am not much of a baker. I once made a pineapple upside down cake for my kids. We had an ant problem and I forgot to put the cake away at night. Next morning the entire kitchen counter was full of ants, but NOT ONE ANT was on the cake. My kids said, if the ants don’t want it either did they. Needless to say, I never volunteered to bake cupcakes for kids school events.

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