I was so angry I was wasting ingredients but I really didn't know what I was doing wrong. My third batch came out perfect, but the ganache required almond extract which tasted DISGUSTING and completely spoiled all the macarons.
I tried making a new batch but my macarons cracked even when I cranked down the oven temperature and stuck a wooden spoon by the oven door to prevent overheating. Ugh. It's okay. I.Do.Not.Admit.Defeat.
Putting such a disheartening feat aside, the boy's birthday was yesterday and I wanted to surprise him during jamming with a strawberry shortcake!
|Add 3 tbsp sugar and let sit for 30 minutes.|
|Your cake in all it's nakedness and cake tester hole.|
So pretty! I was supposed to mash the strawberries but I cut them up into perfect little cubes instead.
|Let the strawberry syrup seep through your cake!|
|Throw cream cheese and butter in a bowl for your icing.|
|Whip your icing because it has been a very bad, bad icing.|
|Put 1/3 of the icing on each half, and the last 1/3 all around the sides.|
|Keeping the cake's simplicity with a simple message!|
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman