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Monday, February 28, 2011

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

This is the ugliest cake I've ever baked.  And of course, it was for a very important cause.  We have had our share of funerals lately.  This cake was one of two that I made for a large family whose grandmother passed away.  I make the best cakes in the world (I'm not bragging, this is a scientific fact) so it's always my go-to dessert whenever there's a death.  I prefer to make "funeral cakes" in bundt form...that way I can just pour the chocolate glaze over top and place the whole thing on a cardboard circle.  I have one good metal bundt pan that is at least 30 years old and a cutsie, modern, red silicone pan I bought from Crate & Barrel.  Well, to put it bluntly, the silicone pan sucks.  This is what happens when I use the silicone pan.  Believe it or not, I actually gave the cake to the grieving family, along with the picture-perfect cake that came out of the antique metal pan.  I also sent my apologies for the appearance.  But the good news is that some of the cake broke off when I tried to transfer it.  I dipped it in the extra icing and tasted it.  Oh my, it was heavenly!  So this just goes to prove that you can't judge a book by its cover.  I threw away the silicone pan and will only use metal from this point forward.

And no, I'm not sharing the recipe for my famous chocolate cake or icing.  Sorry, folks.


Mimsie said...

A friend of our family used to call cakes like this "sick cakes". They taste yummy, even though they've fallen apart. I'm sure the grieving family appreciated a bizzy mom's act of kindness!

Mimsie said...

P.S. I enjoy peeking at (and sometimes commenting on) your favorite blogs--thanks for the links! I doubt I'll ever have my own blog, but I do enjoy having a look at other people's interesting thoughts and photos.

Madeline Elizabeth said...

Oh this sounds so so good!