- I made it 4 years ago, Peter's 26th birthday. I began in mid morning, with no children, and began to make the cake. (Boston Cream Pie, is really not a 'pie', but a cake) I got the cakes done, no problem. I then had to split the cake in half. This didnt go so well. It was crooked, and crumbly and eventually fell apart. So, to the store I went to get more supplies. The second cake was made, and chilled. I split it in half, this time, pretty good. The middle custard cream turned out ok, and i globbed it on the bottom part of the cake, and squished on the top half. I then made the chocolate sauce and poured it over the whole cake, and set it in the fridge. I made his meal, and one hour before i was going to serve the cake, i took it out to 'warm up'. I then took a long knife, and began to cut. The chocolate was very hard and all the custard oozed out, making it a messy nightmare to eat.
- The second year I made it, i got the cake right, but the middle of the cake dropped, making the layers uneven. The version i used, which was a martha stewart version, was a lot more complicated, having to use a fresh vanilla bean and everything. I did this version ok, but the chocolate still became hard as i cut into it.
- The third year I made it, was a success!! I split the cakes in half perfectly (using a different cake recipe) then i still used the same m. stewart filling recipe. I then put the bottom half in the fridge, and then left the top half of the cake at room temperature. A half hour before serving, I made the sauce, put the remainder of the cake on the filling, and poured the chocolate all over the cake. And it tasted good, too.
- This year, I made the martha stewart recipe again. (what was I thinking). Peter asked if he could call our mortgage company to ask a couple questions. I said, yes. He was on hold for about 20 minutes and I really needed to start my cake, becuase it was 7:45 and it needed to cool before I wrapped it up. Maddy was crying, Kate was trying to help, peter was still on the phone, the egg mixture was burning, there was cake flour everywhere, and finally i set maddy and kate in the living room with peter because i am pretty sure it was easier for him to talk on the phone while watching the kids instead of me trying to bake a cake with kids!! in the kitchen!!! Finally, it was in the oven. The middle dropped again. So whatever, i am not redoing it. The next day, it was time to make the filling. The cakes were wrapped in saran wrap. I made the filling, but i think the milk mixture was too hot for the egg yolks, because some of it scrambled. Oh well. I split the cakes... only this time basically because the cake middle dropped, there was no middle! I sawed thru the cake with a bread knife and there was a hole in the middle. I sawed off more cake from another side that was lopsided, and layed that part on the plate. That was going to be the bottom. I poured the filling on the bottom layer, and put it in the fridge. right after supper, i took the cake out and made the chocolate, and put the top half of the cake on, and poured the chocolate. Still a success, tasted pretty good, but really... was not fun to make. I hate you boston cream pie!!
Pictures will come some other day. Ooh, today is sunday and we had peters birthday 'party'. Basically we celebrated his birthday for 3 days. Thursday (7th) was his actual birthday. Saturday we went to Fargo for the day to celebrate his birthday, and today we celebrated with a meal and dirt cake. I was so so so so tired today. I dont think i slept well this week; i dont know why, but i had to do a lot of cooking and baking today after church. But i was so tired , i had to take a 30 minute nap to recharge. I made BBQ Pork tips in the crockpot with homemade BBQ sauce (at peters request), stuffed baked potatoes (it was like a never ending potato... i felt like i was mixing it for hours) and then thats when i did alllll the dishes and then took a nap. After that i made the dirt cake. i was busy cleaning and cooking all day... so i am pooped!! Goodnight!! Sweet bed, here i come.