August 12, 2008
Gold medal for ugliest cake
I love watching the Olympics. It's amazing to watch people perform extraordinary feats and shatter world records.
Now watching the Olympics should inspire me to become more active and fit and get off my bum, but in reality, they make me think about becoming more active while I gorge on food and sit on the couch for six hours.
Oh yes, how the Olympics make me want to eat.
This year, I had a grand plan to make a fabulous Chinese dinner for the opening ceremonies. After a long week, this idea materialized into burritos and taco salad from Qdoba. Nothing says "Beijing" like pico de gallo and mole sauce.
On Saturday, I finally made an authentic dish, peanut Pad Thai. Then I found out it's actually from Thailand. "Oh, it's Pad Thai." 0 - 2.
Desperately craving something chocolate, I decided to make Roselyn's blackout cake. (I hope you had the pleasure of eating this delicious cake before the bakery shut down.) While the cake actually tasted good, it looked nothing like the pretty three-tiered cake in the cookbook.
How to make the ugliest cake
1. Start baking at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
2. Make sure to begin 10 minutes before Michael Phelps' first race so you immediately regret your decision 30 seconds into beating the butter.
3. Choose world's hardest recipe that includes four (count 'em, FOUR) separate recipes for one cake.
4. Take two and a half hours to complete project and completely lose appetite for anything chocolate.
5. Give up looking for cake stand at midnight and use dinner plate.
6. Create layered mushroom-shaped turd-of-a-cake and go to bed.
7. Eat your weight in chocolate cake for the next three days.