Today my friend came home with a cake-making kit and proceeded to make fairy cakes to celebrate my birthday . This is representative of how they turned out. Although the cake wasn’t round, and it was a little bit burned, and the icing was just kind of splodged on top – and the decorations appeared to be randomly scattered around – it was the thought that counted. 😀
We use this phrase when somebody does something nice for us, but it doesn’t really work out very well. ‘Never mind – it’s the thought that counts!’ It’s saying: at least you were thinking of me; it doesn’t matter about the result.
By the way, the cakes tasted delicious, so it was alright in the end.