Guys, I have a dirty secret… I have subbed grocery store cakes for homemade cakes on a handful of occasions. And no one knew because of my excellent
lying makeover skills. Is that bad? If so, it gets worse. I was asked to do a wedding cake for a small wedding… like very last minute. I picked up a store bought cake the morning of the wedding and stripped it down to re-decorate it in between the ceremony and the reception. I didn’t tell them it was store bought, no one asked. In fact… I got a reputation for being a pretty good cake maker. If only they knew!
So now that I’ve spilled the beans… yes, my birthday cake came from the grocery store. It cost no where near a real bakery cake, but I still got compliments and it looked good in pictures. I did tell my guests it wasn’t home made. They didn’t mind. I do bake sometimes, if I were attending a party and that was all I was charged with, I most definitely would! But for my birthday party I decorated, planned the menu, grocery shopped, and had to clean my house (that last one is the kicker). So I cut myself some slack on the cake. [Read more...]