Let them eat… something else.
February 23, 2011 § 3 Comments
It seems like lately I keep jumping into the culinary confessional booth. Here I go again telling you all of the wonderfully delicious things I can absolutely not seem to make.
Cake. I can NOT bake a cake to save my life. Maybe three times in the almost 27 years I’ve been alive have I actually been able to get a cake out of the oven that was edible. 2 of those times it fell apart while I was frosting it which means that only ONE time I’ve made a cake successfully.
Shame, shame, shame.
I don’t know what it is about making cake that is so complicated for me. I either burn it or the outside is cooked while the inside is raw. And it’s funny because I can make a cupcake. But if you put it in a cake pan I’m done. Overdone, even.
My friend’s birthday came and went and I tried twice to bake a cake. The first time I ended up forgetting about it because I didn’t set the oven timer and what came out was a charcoal brick. The second cake I made looked promising as I pulled it out after the instructed 45 minutes. But when I stuck the toothpick in it what came out was runny and not at all cake-like. I put it back in and ended up overcooking the outside before the inside was done. And there’s not much else in the culinary world as disappointing as dry cake.
So I ended up doing the walk of shame into the bakery at the grocery store and purchasing a mediocre raspberry filled layer cake. I frosted it and decorated it with white chocolate chips and called it done.
Eventually I’m going to make it a mission of sorts to get the cake thing down. But it looks like I’m going the brownie route for birthdays from here on out… at least for now.
I’m open for tips cake-bakers. I need an intervention!