I've never had issues with numbers or simple plug-and-chug formulae, and am proud to declare that even differential equations made sense at one point. Physical dexterity, however, is a different beast altogether.
"Ideally coffee-flavoured" was my last instruction notice.
The 1-2-3-4 cake was simple enough, especially after I had taken the liberty of converting to metric units (for the sanity of my digit-dominant brain). My sole deviation from the formula was a generous sprinkling of Maxwell House, because "too much coffee" is not a statement to rear its head in my household.
Buttercream would have proved pipeable, for those looking to decorate dramatically. But butter is rare to come by these days. And there was enough butter in the cakes.
- Shaved chocolate sprinkles should be dusted prior to serving to prevent accumulation of fridge condensation
- Cake layers have the potential to absorb liquid with time, thus same-day consumption is highly recommended