Know Your Strengths & Personal Chefs

Imagine a delicious chocolate cake. Now cut a two-inch section from the middle. Use the two inch section as a wedge when stacking the remaining two halves of cake on top of each other.

Frost the whole thing with yummy chocolate frosting.

Fill the opening with gold coins, rolos, candy necklaces, and green (emerald) ring pops.  On top, use fruit by the foot to make treasure chest straps, and small gobstoppers to serve as the decorative gems for the treasure chest.

Surround the bottom of the chest with candy rocks.  After all, you have just pulled this edible treasure chest from the sea.

And oh, how the kids will love this cake.

Then imagine the top half of the cake sliding…. and before you can catch it, falling.

Then, because you used super moist cake, the cake literally falls apart at impact.  It looks as if the chest has exploded with candy.  Kids rush to aid you and take care of the candy.

Thank you, children, for saving the candy treasure . . . in your tummies!

What’s left for a cake decorating competition?



I learned two things:  Know your strengths & weaknesses.  My eldest said, “Mom, you’ve got lots of other strengths!”

Good thought, but probably would’ve been better received if her mouth wasn’t full of Rolos.

Second, read all comments before attempting a recipe. If I had, I would’ve seen other moms saying you shouldn’t buy any moist cake mix, and you should freeze the cake, and have another sheet cake on standyby.  Oh My.  That would’ve scared me off.

And, since it’s Personal Chef Day, I started reflecting.  I think that whoever cooks the food on whatever night should not just have an apron, but should have a chef outfit.


Just cause that’s the way my mind works.  I like this site.  I think Mike & I would look good wearing matching black chef shirts & hats.  And we’d wear it whenever we invite people over for dinner.

And whenever we’re about to present cake catastrophes.

The End.

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