I almost quit MoFo today. For reals. While baking a pound cake earlier, my microwave burst into flames. Burst! Flames! Okay. It was a small flame, but a flame nonetheless. I wasn't even using it. Now the little plastic turntable piece is completely melted. I'm afraid to use it. We'll have to tell the landlord and hopefully it will get fixed. Though, he still hasn't painted the walls or moved all his stuff from the backyard yet and we've been here since July. Grr. I am such a crankypants right now.
Then to end this day of not awesome, my gay cake was a flippin' disaster. I think it was part ambition and part lack of attention that did me in. After thinking about the cake and my extreme need to do a jello mold, I looked around the internet and found a rainbow jello mold with instructions here:
My idea was to flip the colors and do a rainbow jello mold perched atop a pound cake with frosting to look like clouds.
What went wrong:
1. Vegan jello needs to be perfected. I used some that had carrageenan in it. I should have known it wasn't going to work because a mold shouldn't be "juicy" before you flip it. Especially, not after two days of setting.
2. My cake was too small. The mold was larger. It was a bonehead move on my part for not double checking.
3. Instead of refrigerating the jello, I popped it in the freezer. My impatience caused the mold to have distinct layers instead of everything fusing together.
All that being said, I flipped the mold over onto the cake. For a split second, I saw the beautiful colors before all the layers slid off...one by one. I was left with this:
|this was left on my counter after I scooped the rest up|
|scooped into the bundt for later because...$16 worth of jello|