Coffee and walnut cakes made without butter, filled with cream cheese frosting and topped with chocolate.
A few weeks ago, I had big plans. Big cake plans.
Long story short, on the first Sunday of May, my parents, my brother, his family and I had organized a Mother’s Day morning tea. My plan was to make a layer cake, and reveal and slice it once everyone had arrived.
For me this constituted ‘big plans’. Mostly because I woke up before 6am to make sure I’d have enough time to bake the cakes, let them cool, make the filling and assemble the whole thing. Also, I’m a total worry-wart and wanted to give myself plenty of time in case I ruined the cakes, the oven exploded and/or the kitchen burned down.