This time of year I find myself baking a great deal. The hard part? Most items end up being transported to a party or event. It doesn't matter what mode of transportation it's traveling it's always stressful. So instead, this year I've had my eye on a few intentionally messy cakes. No perfect frosting to wreck or crumb coats to screw up.
Although I'd like to think that I'm the most graceful swan in existence, that couldn't be further from the truth. If there's something on the floor I'm sure to trip on it, even if I know it exists. Does that sound familiar? Because of my inherited (because you get all good things from your parents right?) grace, I've wrecked more than one cake and although everyone was always quick to say, "It's ok it still tastes amazing" it took all I had to suck it up and not cry in the corner.
Because of this, I've had my eye on a few cakes with built in fail safes. So what if it slides in your carrier when the train comes to a stop? It won't matter when you can't quite get your crumb coat perfect to make a good base for your real frosting layer, because no one will ever see it.
Here's 3 options from around the internet that look insanely delicious. Have you seen something similar? Leave us a link in the comments below!
• Chocolate Quake Cake
from Sprinkle Bakes
• Vanilla Malt Sprinkle Bark Cake
from Spicy Ice Cream
• Chocolate Wasted Cake
from Art of Dessert
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(Image: Sprinkle Bakes, Spicy Ice Cream, Art of Dessert)