Friday, July 13, 2007

Randy's Birthday Cake

So this is the story of Randy's birthday cake. I thought I would be really productive and creative and make his cake this year. I mean, how hard can a birthday cake be? I've done it before, so I didn't have any hesitations about it. Wednesday I came home from work and made dinner. While dinner was cooking, I decided to start his cake. I followed the directions on the box and mixed the batter. Then I greased the 2 round cake pans I had. I poured in the batter - split evenly between the two pans, and then put them in the oven for the specified time and temperature. I checked them about half-way through and they were fine. Then I took them out, checked to see if they were done (they were), and left them to cool.

Then about 20-30 mins later I took the cakes out of the pans. I sat the first one on the cake stand and poured icing on top of it. I spread it out and then sat the other layer on top of that. I went to get the rest of the icing and turned around to see my cake cracking! What was happening? Here is the conversation that followed:

Rachel: "I think we have a problem."

Randy: "What?"

Rachel: "The cake is cracking."

Randy: "Oh just put some icing on it and cover it up."

Rachel: "Um, I don't think icing is going to cover this up. You better come see it yourself."

(If I had only had the camera at the moment he saw his cake. It was priceless!!!)

Randy: "What happened?"

Rachel: "I don't know, I did everything the directions said to do."

Randy: "Well, it doesn't look that bad. We can still eat it.:

Rachel: "Yeah, but it looks like the San Andreas Fault!!!"

Randy: "Yeah, it does. But I bet it still tastes good."

(This is where I just had to laugh. It looked awful, but Randy still thought it was ok to eat. And it was. We are still eating on it!)

Here are the pictures of the famous cake:

Oh, and here are the flowers brought me the other day! Aren't they pretty?


Jacob Haynes said...


Maybe just a little more icing in the middle, and no one would be the wiser. I bet it still tasted good.

Randy & Rachel Harrelson said...

Thanks, Jacob! It did taste good, but looked awful. Good thing Randy didn't marry me for my cooking!!! :)

Perri said...

Maybe it's because it was the 24th birthday - that was Andi's too. I gotta tell you though, your's STILL looked better than hers did! I'm sending her the picture of Randy's. OR maybe it's the name...Randy, Andi - notice the rhyme? It surely can't be something WE did.