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Just a tip: Never EVER try a new recipe if you are making a cake for a funeral. As in ever!

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Posted to Thread #24408 at 7:41 pm on May 30, 2013

DH's grandmother died and the funeral was today, and I offered DH's mom to lend her a hand (or two hands and two feet) since she was inviting people back to her home for danish sanwiches and coffee after church.

So far, so good.

I even offered to make a cake, and MIL thought it was great.

I decided to make a cake that one of my friends make, since SIL was making frozen cheesecake, and other people were bringing brownies and regular cream cake. It's a simple cake, really. It's a sponge cake with a vanilla custard cream on top, and with coconut. (I thought the coconut was to be sprinkled on top of the cake, but it was supposed to go IN the custard cream).

Anyways, I don't have the patience to make custard cream. After 10 minutes of "warm the custard cream very slowly while stirring" I turned the heat up to get it over with.

The cream was sugary (like when you still feel the bite of the sugar crystals) and it was not good. It tasted bland, and and the coconut taste totally disappeared in all the sugar.

I'm so sad the cake came out so bad. DH's mom is a gem and said she LOVED it (remember the burned stew I served her at my mountain cottage? Gah!) but she's the nicest person on earth. Seriously, she is!

I, on the other hand, need to start cooking things that I can.
Next time I'll make her a salad. I can't mess that up!
Or can I?


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