Thursday, January 24, 2008
Nobody was home to lick the beater, so I had to take one for the team. Then..there was also the bowl....and the spatula...and the..... oh, brother ... .... who needs cake?
Well, this was interesting... a learning experience with a layer cake. Same pans, same oven, same amount of time, .... but.... one cake I turned out after only 10 mins. onto the rack...but had to wait a bit longer to turn out the other as I only have one smallish rack (rest assured I am buying another ... today!!) Look at the bottom of each. Arrgghhhh! one felt nice and almost dry to the touch...the second..that had languished in the pan far too long... ick..felt moist, sticky and obviously stuck to the non stick, buttered and also floured pan. Sheeesh..... The only saving grace was that it WAS a layer cake. I could hide the bad side in a variety of ways...and the taste would, of course, be the same so it didn't matter. But... lesson learned. Leave 10 mins... remove from pan, place on rack to cool fully. Period.
Please try to ignore the holly leaves on the platter.., (of course, now that I mentioned it, even if you hadn't noticed it ..you will find difficulty getting past that!) This year...along with a new cake rack..I vow to get a pretty cake plate or stand.... oh, yes... a covered one at that. And...also... new gift to me... and to those of you who love cake...a new cooling rack.
definitely more moist and sticky than I thought it would be....
Mocha chocolate filling ....
Some day I might like to take a cake decorating course...or at least try my hand at it somehow. but, for now...I just do it how Mom did...with a knife; make it look "pretty". It reminds me of smallish waves on water... and looks about like the picture does in my ancient Canadian Cookbook. Looks good, tastes great!
Posted by BumbleVee at 10:46 AM