Baking Ron Roberts a Cake (That he Didn’t Even Eat)

Meeting > Cake?

Kellin Hughes, Feature Writer and Okay-ish Chef

At this point, I should change my title from ‘writer’ to ‘chef.’

THE Ron Roberts requested that I bake him a cake, specifically a chocolate one with buttercream frosting from scratch. Oh boy…

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All I have to say is ask and you shall receive, but keep your expectations low (very low).

 

STEP 1: THE INGREDIENTS

I forgot to take a picture. I’m stressed, okay?

Do you have any idea how many chocolate cake recipes are on pinterest? TOO MANY. I just picked a random one and went with it because how many variations of cake can there possibly be?

Call me Stephanie because I’m doing the cookin’ by the book (if you know, you know).

 

STEP 2: THE BATTER

Once again I forgot to take a picture, but it’s cake batter. Just google a picture. 

I would say combining the ingredients was a piece of cake (ha!), but I’d be lying. It seems very watery, like, melted ice cream watery. Probably because the recipe called for a cup of boiling water (why boiling?). Also, after I poured the batter in the pans, I was informed that I was supposed to put flour over the cooking spray. Oops.

 

STEP 3: THE FROSTING

The one thing I did remember to take a picture of.

I went out and bought an electric hand mixer just for this, so it better be good. My mom said it tastes fine, but i cant tell if it really is fine or she’s just trying to be nice. We’ll see?

 

STEP 4: THE BUILDING 

Okay, I’m going to be honest here. I tried to make one big, two layer cake, but when I tried to get one out of the pan, it totally fell apart. I had to improvise and make two mini cakes out of a single layer (with a cup as a cookie cutter), which I think is way cooler anyway. One for experimenting, one for eating.

I saw on Netflix that you’re supposed to put a “crumb coat” of frosting on before the real deal. Honestly, I thought it was stupid, but it helped. Thank you, Great British Baking Show.

 

STEP 5: THE FINAL PRODUCT

I know I’m no Cake Boss, but after 3 straight hours of baking, it looks pretty decent? I mean, it looks like a cake and that’s what matters.

I would of had two, but my experiment went wrong.

 

THE TASTE TEST

Mrs. Sarver, Mrs. Sabol and the numerous classmates who tried it said it was really good. Mrs. Saver even said I should be on Nailed It, which is such a big compliment if you know what that is. The most common comment was about the apparently “perfect” consistency. Also, everyone said it was minty? Where did the mint even come from??

Sadly, Ron left before he could try his cake. I’ll make sure to hit him up when I make it on Master Chef though.

 

LAST THOUGHTS

When Lazy Town said “It’s a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake,” I did NOT feel that.

That’s all.