This morning I decided to bake a carrot cake using a recipe from a cookbook that I had received from Holly and Tony some time ago. My plans were to have a double layer cake with lots of cream cheese frosting and pecans between the layers...with more frosting on top and sides. Then add a sprinkling of chopped pecans on the top.
After letting the cake cool the amount of time as indicated I started the process of removing one of the layers from the cake pan -my hand went one direction and the cake went another. I ended up with about 4 large pieces and many many small ones. The next layer was no problem. In viewing this situation I knew there was not any way I could make this one layer come close to representing a round circle again. Being the frugal (and creative) person I am I headed another direction. I got out some small pretty bowls and put the pieces in them, added a large dollop of frosting and topped that with pecans.
The remaining layer was placed on a decorative serving plate and frosted as originally planned.
Makes me wonder if "Martha" would have handled it this way!