We started out with the best intentions: whip up a layered sponge cake to celebrate our friend Paul’s 30th birthday.
He’s back in Australia, we’re here in Canada, but we’d just eat it on his behalf we reckoned.
Well, that was the plan. You see, it seems there must be a secret to making sponge cake – and we’re not in on it.
This was our second attempt, and I must say that our first was nearer success (maybe the first time it was because we used a recipe from trusty ol’ Day-T0-Day Cookery, as opposed to the one we found on the internet this time around).
We knew things weren’t looking good once we messed up the quantity of butter. Lack of the right equipment and a general failure to plan didn’t help either. Things just went downhill pretty much from the start …
Anyway, happy birthday Paul, and be thankful you are on the other side of the world to our cake!