T'was the night before Christmas,
When all through Caffeinees, Christmas songs played on air,
While sipping cold chocolate and shaking her knees,
Lolipoops decided on making a cake, mixed with delicious cheese..
The siblings were nestled all snug in front of their PCs,
While Lolipoops scanned through the recipe book,
Which teaches how to cook,
Baked and chilled cheese cakes, they seemed so easy.
When out in the store, there, arranged without clatter,
An array of cream, cheese and butter to make people fatter,
Looking at the piece of paper,
Brown sugar, digestives, cornflakes and butter,
Cream cheese, powdered gelatine, and thickened cream,
Fresh orange juice, mango essence and castor sugar,
Not to forget, a box of orange jelly crystals.
First the base, 110g of butter mixed with digestives biscuits; 200g,
Crushed them together with 50g of cornflakes and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar,
Fried them fragrant, and pressed it on the cake pan,
Then a phone call and Lolipoops forgot to press it firmly with a hand.
Next the batter, 500g of cream cheese and 120g of castor sugar,
Squeezed 3 oranges and mixed them together,
Dissolved 2 tablespoons of gelatine in hot water,
Last, 300ml of thickened cream and beat it smoother.
Everything went into the springform cake pan,
With a piece of foil, covered the top nice and neat,
Into the fridge the cheese batter was sent,
And overnight Lolipoops waited with gritting teeth.
When dawn came it was all and well,
Out came the pot and 2 and 1/2 cups of water,
Into the pot went 85g of jelly crystals,
This was where Lolipoops got it wrong, dear oh dear,
Jelly thickens easier with lesser water!
Took out the cheese cake to make the topping,
Onto the cheese cake, Lolipoops was pouring,
3/4 of the jelly she had been boiling,
Cake pan was full, it had been telling.
From 10am to 4pm Lolipoops waited,
Cheese cake was wobbly while it got sliced,
Jelly was droopy 'coz not that thick,
The base was crumbly, bits of them falling like rice!
In horror Lolipoops transferred the cake,
The sister took a swipe and licked it off her thumb,
Albeit the disastrous table from the mess it made.
Lolipoops tasted it and pondered what went wrong,
Was NOT bad at all though the chilling it took so long,
So a picture was snapped on the teeny camera phone,
If you think it looks ugly, you are not alone!
"Wobbly" chilled mango/orange cheese cake.