Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mandarin Orange Cake

Despite myself and all three kids being under the weather (Carly and Abi were up most of the night with a horrid cough and fevers) I decided to be domestic and make a cake from a recipe I found in the Costco Cookbook.  It looked simple enough and very pretty (you must take a look at this link to fully appreciate my failure).

Mine did not turn out to be as pretty as their version.  I have already figured out all of the mistakes I made and will try not to do them again, as this is a very tasty treat.  I am sure it will taste even better when I master the appearance of it.  So with that, next time I will:

1)  Use 2 round cake pans instead of one round and one square
2)  Make sure that the cakes are completely cooled before frosting
3)  Double check the amounts of juice/oranges in each container
4)  Use plain vanilla pudding.  The pudding I had contained small chocolate chips...although I think it helped with the flavor a bit.  Chocolate and orange were meant to be together.


Emilee said...

Hey I think the oranges on top are arranged perfectly! Way to go!

Janel Ogden said...

Presentation isn't everything...just think of it as a learning experience! It tasted great!

Kat Clark said...

Hahaha! You are so cute. That really is funny for some reason. I love it!