This is the story of the nervous baker AKA Bernadette –
Once upon a time, there was a nervous baker who dreamt of creating a beautiful and delicious birthday cake for her son. She gathered all of her ingredients and equipment and began to work. At first, she struggled with the recipe, but she persevered and eventually managed to mix the batter and get the cake in the oven.
While the cake was baking, she was busy preparing the frosting and decorations. Once the cake was baked and cooled, she began decorating it. To her delight, it looked beautiful and delicious.
The baker was so proud of her cake; she couldn’t wait to show it to her family and friends. Her son and husband tried it and were amazed by the flavor and decoration of the cake. The son liked the cake so much that he started to pack up the entire cake to take home, but the baker’s husband jumped up and said he wanted a piece for the next day.
The nervous baker ended the day with a huge smile and a sense of accomplishment.
22 responses to “HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE – and for my next trick….”
Well done! It looks amazing and I’m sure it was delicious.
Thanks for the support Darlene. I was just hoping for edible😂
I’ve never met a chocolate cake I didn’t like, and this one looks and sounds divine.
Thanks Judy. I was quite proud of how it turned out.
Looks and sounds delicious. But I don’t think we can get the cake mix and pudding mix here in the UK. Do you know of any alternatives?
Viv, I think you can use any yellow cake mix and instant pudding mix that is available. Thanks for asking.
The cake looks excellent! I would love a slice too 🙂
I gotta tell ya, it turned out pretty darn tasty. Thanks Angie.
What a dilemma ! Allow your son to take his cake or allow yoyr husband to steal an extea serve. At least you know they loved it
Thanks Vince. All’s well that ends well. I was just thrilled the cake was edible.
I love the quote, the story and the cake decorations. I’m a chocoholic so I can’t wait to try this delicious looking cake!
I made one similar last week with chocolate cake mix, chocolate instant pudding, sour cream and chocolate chips, no nuts.
Judy, “a huge fan”, you are too much. Great minds definitely think alike.
Dear Nervous Baker,
You can come to my house any time and bake me a cake. You can even ice it (as my grandmother would say) with that lovely cream cheese frosting. I might even let you keep a piece for the husband.
Dear friend, anytime!
Bravo, Bernadette, it looks lovely. I’ve never seen a recipe that uses a cake mix and a pudding mix before.
Robbie, it is a very common trick here in the U.S. The pudding gives a box cake moisture and that homemade crumb.
Now THAT, my friend, is the way to “doll up” a boxed cake mix! I know the pudding must have made it extra moist and flavorful. Did I mention that my birthday will also be coming soon? 😉
OH NO!!!! It would be too much pressure to bake you a cake! I can make you pasta.
I know it was delicious Bernadette, I love to make cakes with “doctored” cake mixes, the addition of pudding, an extra egg and butter instead of oil~ I’ve never had one that wasn’t loved! What a compliment that your guys were fighting over it!!
Thanks Jenna. I am such a nervous baker than I really need the support of an easy to prepare cake mix.
Chocolate cake – I’m in!
Anytime you want there is a slice waiting for you Mary.