I have been so busy working and baking that I just plain wore myself out. So I’m taking a little break to catch up. I realized that, your not going to perfect something unless you keep at it. Try, try and try again. Especially when it comes to recipes! You’ll soon find out that not all are alike and you have to figure out what works best for you or what your looking for. The same with the ingredients! Keep the recipes you worked with handy. This will help as a guide of what worked and what didn’t. A great reference for what you added or omitted as well.
I mean you can make something but it you don’t keep track and you try again without it. Your basically screwed. It just won’t come out the same and then you’ll wonder why? So it’s best to write it down and keep a copy of it. So this week I have to recopy all of mine and organized them. And find a way to laminate them so I won’t have to worry of them getting wet or the ink writing or pencil disappearing. I have to really work on that.
No seriously!! It’s so annoying when your trying to read a recipe and it has water or milk marks on them or not to mention flour or sugar, or even worse chocolate. Ugghhh!!!! I get so pissed. So just one more project I have to add to my list.
So life has it, that 5 months ago I was determined to bake a cake from scratch and although I haven’t perfected it yet, I’m getting closer. It does help when you follow the instructions of which flours to use for cakes or pastries and watch a lot of different videos!
What I have been working on is chocolate cake. More so for my son’s. They all enjoy chocolate. For me it became a challenge. My first thought was ‘Hmmm, chocolate. I don’t know. I’m still trying to figure out yellow sponge cake’. Eventually, I know I have to learn both so, lets do this. This was my first chocolate sponge cake. Not to happy for it but it came out tasty. (photo 1). The end result was the decorated cake, in which I’ll talk about the choc0late frosting later. (photo 2)