Monday, June 23, 2008

Ace of Cakes

Isn't calling.


Let's backtrack...


A few days ago a friend asked if I would bake a cake for her daughter's third birthday. A cute occasion for a cake! I told my friend that I can bake a cake, but I'm not a cake decorator. She insisted that a simple, chocolate pound cake was what she wanted to serve her guests. Maybe some baking M&M's baked in for decoration.


Okay. I'm your girl. I load up Matilda. (She's my mixer. She lives on my counter so she deserves a name!) All goes well. Lovely recipe, beautiful baking in the oven, fabulous smell in the house. I cool the cake and go to flip her out on the serving tray.


Nothing! Nope. Nada. Not a budge. Twist. Shake. Do the Come-Out-of-the-Pan dance. PLOP! Ugh. The M&M's had sunk to the bottom of the cake (actually the top when you do the whole flip thing) and were sticking to the pan. Badly.


I tried whipping up some glaze to cover the blotched surface of the cake. Bahahahahah-haha.


I was distraught! How could this happen? If I were baking that cake for Nogoodreason it would have been a beauty, but this was quite possiblly the ugliest cake ever.


Then I got the giggles! What else could I do? The cake was a flop. Ace of Cakes isn't calling. The grocery store had a sale on chocolate creme cakes. And Alli is a very cute three year old! (BTW, it tastes absolutely delish!)

14 comments:

Carrie said...

Yes, not very attractive...but my flops are usually the best tasting ones too!

parTea lady said...

You are so funny! I had a bad experience one time with the sinking to the bottom (or top, rather) thing. I thought that I'd impress my DH family and made a veggie mold. Well when I turned it out there was all this yucky pale brown jelly stuff on the top and a mess of veggies on the bottom. As far as tasting good, I wouldn't know, I think someone sneaked it into the garbage. How embarrassing.

Jennifer P. said...

Actually--it's usually those nasty looking ones that are the tastiest :)!

And you for sure win the "comment of the day" on my blog---you win....nothing....but me popping over here to tell you your answer was brilliant :)!

Good to hear from you again!

SAH in Suburbia said...

This is way too funny! This has happened to me lots of times. I think I'm going to name my mixer too.....you've really got me thinking ....I'll let you know when I come up with a clever name!!

Chappyswife said...

Looks just delicious to me! :0) Ugly, messy food always seems to taste the best.

SJ said...

Oh my goodness! Why oh why do we have these flops when we really really need them to turn out looking nice?! Happens to me all the time.

But hey, it definately looks good enough to eat!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

(Btw, I had also removed my kids top sheets...so much easier and less laundry! You're right, they dont use them anyway. LOL)

Tami@ourhouse said...

Hi! I had a very similar experience with a chocolate chip bundt cake, but I tried to cut the entire top off and add chocolate glaze. So ugly, but so yummy.

I'm glad I found your blog (or you found mine). I'm a pastor's wife, too, and my degree was in elementary education, so we have a few things in common...

MaryLu said...

Oh, it's...uhm...lovely!
It looks like it might have tasted wonderful though. Too funny!
Thanks for the encouragement about my laminating problem.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

it is wrong that I stil think it looks good.... also I am practically starving right now... but still... cake is cake :)

Kerri said...

Weellll....... it may not win any beauty contests but it looks delicious!! The girl was turning three right? Who cares what it looks like. It's chocolate and that's all most three year olds that I know care about. :-)

Anna said...

Hey, I don't think it looks too bad!

Way More Homemade said...

Yeah, I hate to say it, but Duff wouldn't want you in his shop. Although, I've always wondered if Charm City Cakes was more about look than taste. You might actually bring a new dimension to his set-up. Don't give up hope just yet. :)

Apple Joos said...

I don't get many sweets anymore so it looks mighty good to me!

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