I was reading up on the featured botched projects and thought I'd post my own horrid creation.
A little back story 1st- I am not into baking at all but am known for my pretty decorated cakes. I'll usually start off with a box cake (Yes, I am lazy!) and decorate it within an inch of it's life. Fruit slices arranged in flower patterns, rainbow roses in a bundt vase, ice cream cakes, you name it. My husband recently turned 27 and I thought that I'd make something sort of understated.
I know, right?
I don't know what I did wrong. Not enough oil? Not a clue. The fondue was ready to go, hors deouvres set up beautifully, the guests arriving and I'm in the kitchen on the edge of tears. The crumb coat didn't cooperate at all. I would pull away the spatula and chunks of cake would be sticking to it. I slathered a bunch of frosting on top and tried to cover the hideousness with some chopped almonds. Unfortunately, we didn't chop them well enough. They were huge! And the sides were still hacked-at messes. I'd seen a brand of spray-on frosting at the store and wanted to give it a try. As a sort of hail mary I sprayed it onto the sides of the cake. And it fell off! The picture was taken before we cut into it. My sweet husband laughed it off and our friends were nice enough to make comments like "Well, it's just going to get eaten anyway!" The monstrosity actually did get eaten, though. I think I'll be taking a tip from Lucy Ricardo next year and just frost my cake pan!