This week was a very busy baking week for me..I think it was actually a record!!! I had an order for my signature pineapple cake for Monday. This cake has been my go-to cake for years now. It's very moist and light although when you carry it...it's heavy because of the different layers..go figure?? Today I had 3 orders due. And I had adventures along the way. Since all the orders were due on the same day...I started baking what I could on Wednesday night. I hate stressing out about baking..so I try to take the natural steps when I can and bake on different nights. So..Wednesday night I made the brownie base for my brownie cheesecake. I always am tempted to try different brownie recipes but at the end of the day, I always go to my favorite recipe which is the one bowl brownie. Next was the chocolate mayonnaise cupcake. This was the first time I made this recipe and am so thankful for my co-workers that are my guinea pigs. My co-worker (the birthday girl) wanted a praline frosting so I looked online and the closest thing I could find was the nutella frosting. I substituted the praline spread she gave me for the nutella and it was pretty good. I had the idea that I wanted the frosting to also double as filling in the middle but need to work on getting more in the cupcake to get the full effect. My last cake was a "Laker" cake. I've made the design before..but I got an idea that I wanted one layer of the cake purple and the other gold. My first attempt was not successful I think. I wasn't happy with how the purple layer came out...so I tossed it. I should have tried to look on the inside to see if it was purple or not..but I was so disappointed that it went in the trash last night. Figured the food coloring wasn't strong enough..so Thursday night I would use the Wilton gel. So..now my schedule got a little backed up since I had to make the Laker cake again last night. Baked the Laker cake...baked the cheesecake and frosted the cupcakes. I still wasn't happy with the cake but I had no choice. It was past 10:00 and still had to decorate the cake. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it did turn out purple.