I am about to address something that effects us all. We don’t talk about it, it’s a little taboo. We want to appear perfect when we show up to parties or when people come over, so we don’t share with one another what I like to call “The cake craps.”
Now, it’s not exactly what it sounds like. The cake craps are when you bake a cake and it craps out on you. It sinks in the center. It explodes over the sides of the pan. It tastes like cardboard. These are all specific instances of the cake craps. And they blow. And we don’t talk about it. Are we embarrassed? I don’t know why we don’t support each other in our cake craps, but I am starting a support group for the cake craps where we take said crappy cakes and make something awesome out of them. Or we get drunk trying.
It’s truth time. I made a cake and I was excited to share it with you. It’s a fruity pebble funfetti cake. I was going to tell you how much better it tastes than a standard funfetti cake because, duh, fruity pebbles. I was going to tell you if you had fruity pebbles in the house but no sprinkles, consider it the best substitute ever.
Except that I made said cake, and it SUNK. As in, might have well been a damn bowl. I knew there was no way to structurally repair it and make it look good, so I took a fork to the center of it. I was at least going to eat this stupid thing! It tasted amazing. So I started to look at the whole in the center of this cake, and decided it was time for some funfetti cake balls.
Brian has been eating these things for days you guys. I will walk out of the bedroom and see him hovered over the fridge wiping his mouth. I know what he’s doing. He’s eating cake balls. It makes me so happy when I can turn a disaster into something good, so I just giggle and pretend I don’t see him sneaking them.
So, care to come over next week when we
drink too much combat the cake craps?
- flour - 1 1/2 cups
- baking powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
- salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- milk - 3/4 milk
- vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- butter - 1 tablespoon
- eggs - 3
- sugar - 1 1/2
- fruity pebbles - 3 cups, divided
- cream cheese - 12 ounces
- semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1 bag
- tooth picks or skewers - for serving