My husband John loves cake, so I thought I’d bake him a cake for Valentine’s Day. Seeing as how I’m a pretty inexperienced baker, why wouldn’t I just choose the first complex recipe that I came across? So there it was on Design Sponge the other day, a recipe for a beautiful Boston cream pie—accompanied by pretty photos, of course!
So I tried, and… kind of failed.
As you can see, my “chocolate glaze” was more like a chocolate syrup when I poured it on top, but I rolled with it anyway. I think it was a matter of substituting an ingredient or two, and maybe also an issue of temperature. (And boy does it look extra creepy sitting in the fridge in this photo!)
Anyway, it was eaten, and enjoyed, so I guess I kind of succeeded in the end, too. What will happen on day two of the cake remains to be seen, though.