We have a wonderful group of knitters who meet here on Sundays. We celebrate birthdays and Ken's was this past weekend. His favorite cake is white cake with raspberry filling and white icing. Now I've made a lot of cakes without difficulty but somehow, someway, the 2 layers I made Sat. night after work were hard and flat (why you should never put pudding in a cake recipe). Bummer!
I texted the above picture to my Friend Elizabeth, baker and chef extraordinaire, and she invited me to bring the cake to her so she could work on it. When she saw it she said it wasn't that bad. Hah! Really? You are not going to believe what she did! Below is a picture of the very same cake rescued by Elizabeth (a miracle worker) which included her homemade raspberry preserves, and a smiling Ken! All's well that ends well.