I have mixed feelings about this cake.
On the one hand, the last time I made any kind of stab at cake decorating with piped frosting, I was probably eight or nine. And you could tell, looking at my cake.
So I'm no professional.
But the fact that my cake still looks like an eight-year-old did it now....
My husband said first, "What's wrong with it?" When I explained how amateurish I felt it looked, he said, "Well, you're allowed to be bad at things when you're learning."
So, in essence, I'm being too hard on myself. I should be proud of what I learned, instead of disappointed that I didn't do better.
But I still think it's ugly.
Doesn't help that I'm a little mad at the cake for being what it is. But we'll eat it anyway. It's still cake!