I hate to break promises.

I promised a few things lately and I think it’s about time to acquit myself to some of them.

So first of all I would like to share with you some pictures of my short trip to Austria.

My parents had dropped my nana off at a friend’s house and it was my job to pick her up and drive her home.

Wasn’t as easy as it sounds because my grandma is quite a complicated person. (She asked strangers to check on the tyres because she didn’t trust me when I told her on Thursday the car had just been to the garage on Wednesday).

Anyway – it was a stressful, but nice trip and here are some more pics:

There was a special visitor outside the kitchen window:

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And finally the cake.

Now… how do I say this…

It has been… kind of… unsuccessful. You might just call it Mission: Impossible. Or The Ugly Truth.

Let’s just say I was too lazy to read the oven’s manual and therefore didn’t adjust the settings right.

To cut a long story short: the cake looks sort of okay and tastes sort of okay, but in fact it’s still a bit raw on the inside.

A bit embarrassing really, especially considering that I have been thinking about training as a confectioner/pastry cook. (In fact, I have a job interview this afternoon, so wish me luck!)

So I will have to go back and do it all over again – and then I will be able to tell you exactly how to make a “Schichtkuchen” (a layered cake, a bit like Baumkuchen).

P.S.: Dear Spammers, stop harrassing me for writing “email” and “facebook” in my posts. Go and get a life! (Or write a nice and honest comment – much appreciated!)


5 thoughts on “Promise!

  1. Pingback: How I made a nana cake and almost burned down the house… « coffeerocketfairytale

  2. Thanks Ana, the place is not as idyllic as it seems, though. My grandma just called to tell me that someone in the little viallge we visited has been killed (no one I know personally, though)! That’s a bit shocking and unreal and sounds a bit like a crime novel but it’s reality.

  3. Thank you for your kind words, Tracy! Austria in summer is beautiful even though I love it even more in winter because of all the snow…
    Actually, they asked me to come back for a short period of trial work (like a mini-internship), so I guess that’s a good sign and hopefully I’ll get the job…

  4. Stopping by from the Lady Bloggers Society.

    What gorgeous pics of Austria. That’s a country I’ve always wanted to visit. 🙂

    I hope you had great luck on your interview. Hopefully you’ll get a call soon saying you got the position!


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