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I was sick and my son and Husband wanted to surprise me and bake a cake. They were so proud put it into oven but noticed it did not rise and there was at least 3 inches of oil floating on top of the c
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My first cake

posted at 2/19/2010 2:01 PM EST
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I was sick and my son and Husband wanted to surprise me and bake a cake. They were so proud put it into oven but noticed it did not rise and there was at least 3 inches of oil floating on top of the cake so they called me in to see what had happened. So I asked them what recipe they used so they showed me, then I asked what and where were the Ingredients. well come to find out they put for the flour which it called for two cups 2 cups of powdered sugar. Was I laughing so hard they just looked at each other so shocked it was so funny. I will try to find the photo and add it later. for all your enjoyment. They have not baked since.

My first cake

posted at 2/19/2010 2:49 PM EST
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You probobly, gave them a lot of credit for trying. I'm sure it still made you feel good, and you got a good laugh as well!

My first cake

posted at 2/19/2010 3:42 PM EST
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what a sweet effort.

My first cake

posted at 2/19/2010 9:11 PM EST
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Give them an "A" for attempting to make you feel better. That was very sweet and thoughtful of them.

My first cake

posted at 2/19/2010 10:23 PM EST
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It is always funny when men or children try to follow a recipe and have no idea what they are doing and don't ask for help. But it's the thought that counts. My husband is retired now and has taken to trying out a recipe every so often but he absolutely refuses to follow the directions completely because he thinks he knows better. The thing is, he has no real experience in the kitchen, his only experience comes from watching cooking shows with me on tv. So he will improvise or change amounts or "eyeball" ingredients and then wonders why the stuffed mushrooms didn't turn out so good or whatever. It is hysterical! I keep trying to tell him to make the recipe according to the directions once THEN if he doesn't like it or wants to change the flavor of something he should start improvising. The funny thing is this all brings back memories of when his parents were alive, I now understand why his Mom wouldn't let his Dad hekp her in the kitchen, she used to complain that he did exactly the same thing, could never follow arecipe without changing it! I guess he really takes after his father.

My first cake

posted at 2/20/2010 2:26 AM EST
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The cake may have beem alittle wrong but still full of TLC

My first cake

posted at 2/20/2010 8:44 AM EST
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It's the thought that counts! Great story and thanks for sharing!

Re: My first cake

posted at 11/27/2010 7:03 AM EST
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  I made my first cake when I was 12 years old and my grandmom tought me how and it was the best chocolate cake their was.

Re: My first cake

posted at 11/28/2010 10:07 AM EST
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That was a nice memory .

Re: My first cake

posted at 11/30/2010 3:54 PM EST
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The next cake will be perfect--now that they know which container is the flour and which is the powered sugar.