It all started well, like everything in life I was full of excitement with my pink Bundt pan ready to bake a masterpiece, a Lemon Blackberry cake worthy of the Gods of Sugar and Spice! In the oven it went and once it was done, I thought it looked pretty good too! So far so good!
Then disaster struck!...it was going well...until the Blackberries got stuck in the bundt pan!..Blackberry Craters were left behind on the face of my almost perfect bundt!..Why? Why? My dreams were crushed! I even had a speech planned in my head of the things I was going to write on the blog about how good and pretty it came out!
Even my 4 yo had to mess with it too! Like having blackberry holes all over wasn't enough...my bundt got poked and pinch and left yet with another hole...this one made by little hungry fingers!!! grrrrr!
I must confess at this point I had everything ready to go with a second recipe and post it because I've done it a million times before and I know it would save my blogger's behind. But what's the merit on that?..No! I was going to try my best to give "Bundt" an Extreme Makeover" make it presentable so we all could talk about what went wrong!
My great fans on FB were so supportive and helpful giving me awesome hints...
Kathrin a wonderful blogger at Ginger, Lemon and Spice, suggested I used dry fruits next time. Due to the fact the fruit was fresh it sank to the bottom of the pan creating a perfect storm, also, which I thought it was genius, she suggested I coated each fruit in flour so they wouldn't sink or layer them in between the batter!
Reader Ceria offer a solution on how to recycle the disaster..cube it and make trifle with it! That was a great idea! Marlys at This and That blog, also offered a brilliant solution, cover it with icing and it will be ok! another great idea. A few other readers shared their "fails" with me and encouraged me to keep on trying, Bonnie, Lorna, Claudia...Thank You guys! and then, reader Larissa said the magic words..."Nothing Chocolate Can't Cover"!!!! Well I'll be!!! This is just the perfect opportunity to make my Motto, The entire name of this blog come to life...JUST DIP IT IN CHOCOLATE!
So I did...and also gave "Bundt" a crown of gold. Sweet Coconut flakes with a hint of yellow food coloring! "Bundt" looked so pretty!!!...
Not perfect...after all what is perfect in this world? It's finding the pretty among the chaos what makes us smile, sing and love..it's what makes us feel alive!
It was delicious inside..lemony and soft..crumbling in little pieces of goodness with every bite!
And then...there they were...the culprits of the whole debacle...the blackberries!...
On a second look...even though I don't like what they did to "Bundt" they also looked and were delicious!
Is this going to be my last bundt...no...I will keep on trying until I get it right!
In a way I'm glad this mess happened, because without it I wouldn't have had the opportunity to get the support and feel the bloggy love of fellow bloggers and readers who cared enough to write and help me out in my time of need! For them...I will keep on trying until I get it right!
Remember everything tastes better with a Pinch of Love, a little help from your friends and Dipped In Chocolate!
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