Gremlins Attacked My Cake

I was making this beautiful, delicious looking cake, and all was going well, right up until the gremlins attacked my cake.  It was fine after I took it out of the oven, but sometime during the cooling process and the finishing, gremlins snuck into my kitchen and wreaked havoc on my cake.  I was embarrassed to even mention it, but then I thought I should show all of you that even Jeanne, from “A Jeanne in the Kitchen” has those days too.  You are not alone.  It happens to the best of us.  Most of the time, I am able to fix things so no one would ever notice, but this was not the case this time.  The cake still tastes very good, and Larry and I will still enjoy eating it, but it most definitely was not the prettiest cake I’ve ever made.

This is what the cake was supposed to look like.  The end results were nothing like this at all though.


I tuned my back for just a bit and these guys paid me a visit, and attacked my cake.

When they left, my cake looked like this.  I guess we all need a slice or two of humble pie (or cake) every now and then.  So don’t be discouraged for all of you inexperienced bakers out there.  It happens to all of us.  I will definitely attempt to make this cake again, and we will see if I can master it next time.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

34 thoughts on “Gremlins Attacked My Cake”

  1. From the bottle in the pic i’m guessing this was a Rum Cake? Maybe it was drunk on it’s own power??

    Still looks better than most of my attempts!

    At least the gremlins look like they enjoyed it! 🙂

    Thank you for showing us all you are human. 😉

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    1. I like that; the gremlins WERE drunk. There was a dash of spiced rum in the frosting, but not that much. I think the gremlins got into the rest of the rum though. Yes, I too am human. I make mistakes all the time. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for posting this. It shows real life. That such things can happen to the best of us.
    I baked a cake last night, and it came out less than satisfactory, too. We can have a pity party.

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  3. Thanks for posting! Now we all know to hide the bottle of rum as soon as the cake is in the oven so that those gremlins won’t be tempted to mess it all up! I never thought I needed to do that, but it does explain a couple of sink holes in cakes…

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