Reason #115354 that I don’t bake

Ever wonder if it is possible to mess up a boxed cake? Here’s your proof!

It totally fell apart when I took it out of the pan. Like 5 pieces.

My mom, the wonderful woman that she is, burned her fingers getting it back together, and “pasted” it with some icing. #1 did the sprinkles, so that sort of saved it.

Wow! It’s pretty bad, isn’t it?

The cake was for #1’s birthday party celebration. She started the day off opening presents. She was very excited. She wore her birthday crown in the morning.
Then, her party hat at dinner. We all wore our hats during dinner.
We had fajitas and #1 LOVED Aunt Emily’s spicy beans. It was too funny. She would eat one, and then say “spicy” and chug some of her drink, and then repeat.

After dinner, we had some cake. At least it tasted good. Much better than it looked!

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  1. Lol! The cake still looks yummy…

    And Happy Birthday, Izzy! What a cute birthday…I was laughing at the part of the spicy beans….hehehe! Way too cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy Birthday Izzy!! Looks like you girls had a great time. Perhaps the spicy beans will help with the potty training. Just a thought, or a glimmer of hope!

  3. Oh that cake is too funny! I’m the exact opposite..I can bake, but CANT cook! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Izzy looks adorable as always!
    Love the spicy beans part ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I think she had a great day no matter how the cake looked!!

    Happy Birthday Izzy!!

  5. what a cutie, happy birthday izzy:) don’t worry, it looks like she enjoyed the cake:)

  6. Have I told you how much I dislike how far away you live? Really, it’s not fair. Love you guys so very much…I am doing all I can to get my free flight with Delta and get there ASAP! My Blubs calling mom Emily?!?!?! It broke my heart…I want her to know ME, the REAL AUNTIE EM!!! And Smapson, too! Love, the Heart Broken Auntie Em in Katy, TX

  7. Looks like a great day.

    And cake baking is hard! For my daughters second birthday party, I was up at midnight baking a second cake because the first one was half cooked.

  8. says:

    Whoopsy. I'm a lousy cook & baker, too. At least Izzy didn't notice.

  9. trifitmom says:

    the best part is that the cakes still taste good and that is all that matters.

  10. Smart A$$ Mom says:

    I bet Izzy couldn’t have cared less if you served it still in the packaging!!

  11. Um, you just had a baby – good excuse for a cake falling apart! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. amy (metz) walker says:

    Ha! Love your blog layout and got a good laugh at your cake b/c mine would totally look the same!

  13. Hey…cake is cake regardless of how it looks!
    That’s great that she will eat spicy stuff. Austin is the same way. I love it!
    Happy Birthday to Miss Izzy!

  14. Mrs de Miranda says:

    Yum! Is it straberry?? I LOVE strawberry box cake! Still looks good to me! Then again it takes a lot to turn me off of cake ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can never take a take outta a pan either. So now, i just leave it in!

    Happy Birthday Izzy!

  15. Happy Birthday Izzy! Don’t worry about the cake . . . . as long as it tasted good, that’s all that matters! Izzy looks soo happy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh Krystyn! I just busted out laughing at that picture. I have one similar from many years ago. My boxed cake weighed 10 pounds! I won’t even try to explain what happened. But the dog would not even eat it.

    I’m glad you got it all put back together – looks like Izzy had a blast!

  17. Aww, she looks so happy! Happy Birthday Izzy!

  18. I’m sorry, but that cake is just hysterical. We’ve all been there, though ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Birthday to Izzy!!!

  19. That cake still looks yummy to me! : ) And obviously it was!

    I just saw the girls’ birthdates on your sidebar and realized they are only a day apart! WOW!

  20. What a big girl! I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what a cake looks like. It gets all messed up when you chew it anyway!

  21. hahahhaa I’m crackiing up at your cake! Stephanie and you both have a problem with Boxed cakes (but at least yours still tasted good!

    Glad Izzy had a good birthday!! Are you sad or excited at how fast she is growing up?!?!

  22. Happy Birthday!!!!

    I bet the cake still tasted good!! hee hee

  23. Haha, I love it! If you think that is bad, you should hear my story about catching the oven on fire with a lasagna. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. oh no!! poor cake ๐Ÿ™

    although it looks like the bday girl didn’t mind one bit ๐Ÿ™‚

    happy happy bday sweet girl!!

  25. That’s a whole lot of icing!

    Happy Birthday Izzie! Congratulations on entering the “terrible two” phase ๐Ÿ™‚


  26. I’m glad the cake tasted good, even if it didn’t look quite as professional as you wished. lol

    Love the party hats. Looked like a great party.

  27. Kid cakes are for smashing into faces. I think it looks good.

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