>There are many potential reasons for the spectacular failure of the William Sonoma Vintage Car Cakes that I made for Luke’s birthday. The most likely is that I followed the recipe that came with the cake tin without adjusting for altitude. Other reasons include the fact that I was waiting to hear how my Dad’s quintuple bypass surgery was going, and combining that stress with a big bowl of butter, eggs, and sugar wad just asking karma to teach me a lesson. (Back in those days I couldn’t eat any animal fat without imagining what it was doing to my arteries and it made me feel very nauseous. That doesn’t happen any more.)
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Those are the ones that turned out well.
The reason I bring this up now, is that I have been thinking about attempting to make them for Jack’s birthday. So the main question is… do I make a practice set this weekend to see if I can do it right this time? Or do I just attempt to make them next weekend and plan to buy a cake if I have another car cake disaster? Keep in mind that greasing the pan takes about half a day.
I guess we’ll see how this weekend goes!