What, you thought I was going to bake THREE cakes?
For reasons I don’t entirely understand, I own a cake pan shaped like a pirate ship.
And when one owns a cake pan shaped like a pirate ship, one must bake pirate-ship-shaped cakes. Which I did, using a much-modified* version of Aunt Mary’s One-Bowl Pound Cake.
Once it came out of the oven, I thought it looked a bit unimpressive, so I hit upon the idea of icing the cake with a quick glaze of confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice.
Unfortunately, once I applied the icing, I realized it looked like someone had j!zzed all over it. So, in a last-ditch attempt to salvage the project, I added masts fashioned from bamboo skewers and scraps of paper towels for sails, with rigging made of twine.
Mostly, it now looks a bit like an edible version of the Mary Celeste, only encrusted with dried semen…which, I think, makes it an official cake wreck.
And on that appetizing note: MERRY HAPPY, EVERYBODY!