I have to confess, I was on a bit of a roll this weekend. After writing out my summer to-do list, I was enthusiastically crossing things off left and right. This Saturday I baked my first upside down plum cake of the season. Now I have another confession. It was terrible. Downright disgusting, actually. The entire time I was mixing the ingredients together, all I could think about was how wonderful it will look and how delicious my husband would think it tastes. Did I mention I wanted to impress you all with my mad baking skills as well? I took the sad little cake out of the oven and plopped it onto a plate. A true test in humility. It's one thing if a cake is ugly, it's another when it tastes as bad as it looks. I even tried feeding it to my little brother and his friend the next day (sorry about that Artem), but even they were wise enough to leave the hard, lumpy substance untouched. So that's that. My baking skills are below par. Good thing my list says "bake non-stop" or else I would be ditching my spatula right about now.
Here's a photo of the plums happily simmering on the stove.