Several years ago, I decided to make a red cake for my hubby for Valentine's Day. The cake was a disaster, and it literally fell apart. The thing collapsed from the pan in chunks.
Being the inventive person that I am, I created a parfait. I broke the cake into bite-sized pieces and layered them with whipped cream. I placed the entire mess into a fluted glass and garnished the top with Strawberries.
I think the treat turned out better than a big cake. I dolled it up with a card and chocolates. Hubby loved it, and I didn't tell him how it came to be. So let's keep that our secret.
I made a cherry pie for our first Valentine's as a married couple. That didn't turn out well, either. Hubby saw my tears and said, "Why didn't you buy a frozen one? That would have been fine with me."
He is a sweetheart and has managed to live through my cooking failures.
This year, I'm not baking.
However, I have a treat for everyone!