Piece A Cake
Every year for Derby, I’ve always brought a cake. Just your simple from the box kind of cake. But this year I decided to spice it up a bit. I was inspired by my friend Mel – who we can call The Disappointer from now on.
I had my simple from the box devils food cake and simple from the can vanilla icing. Special ingredient: Oreos. But not just on top the cake. In the cake.
I lined the bottom of both pans with wax paper and then crammed in Oreo halves with the cream up. Batter went on top and then I baked the bad dogs. Yep… look at those yummy little cream cakes. nom nom nom
And if you know me, you know I don’t ice the sides of my cakes. I do a horrible job at it so I don’t even both with it any more. It all tastes the same. And I still use all the icing. I just can’t get the hang of it. I tried to make up for that by putting Oreo crumbles on top too.
Since it was Derby, the cake was getting a festive touch. I’m not a cake decorator at all – The Disappointer is the cake decorator – but I cooked up an idea to watercolor some little horses and have them running around the outside of the cake.
Yes, they’re all number seven. But each horse is a different color and so are the silks. Besides, seven is a lucky number. Right?
And TA-DA! My Derby cake!
Can you believe only half of this was consumed? Yeah, I was surprised too. So I brought it to work today. I find comfort in knowing that I’m not the only one who eats cake for breakfast.