Mother Nature isn’t always the most accomodating she can be when we have a cake to make. It almost always happens to be raining when I need to melt chocolate but hey, I love a challenge.

I was experimenting Saturday night and the rain set in, and then the lightening, and then my cake fell. In a panic I sliced it in half to see how the middle turned out. It was fine; it just did not rise. It was a compact cake. I decided to continue to slice it and place the cake in a bowl with alternating layers of cake and icing and sprinkles. Thank goodness it was for my 5 year old son and his friend — it was a big hit.

The moral of the story… don’t waste your cake. Experiment!