Monday, September 17, 2007

Another Kitchen Adventure

Having some leftover bananas, and leftover buttermilk, I decided to try a Buttermilk Banana Cake from my Taste of Home Baking Basics book. (Which I highly recommend, fyi.) It is a two-layer cake with filling in the middle and a whipped cream frosting on the top. Theoretically.

Here's what it was supposed to look like...



And here's what happened.



Can we say incompetence? So, the problem was that my cakes were baked a bit longer than called for in the recipe. (Some less creative people call this burning.) What can I say? I'm a free-thinker. This, er, cake darkening is probably the reason they wouldn't come out of the pan. One cake finally did, more or less, but the other came out chunks at a time. I just stuck them all in a ziploc and I grab a crumby handful every time I walk through the kitchen. It tastes pretty good, actually, if you can get past the presentation. *sigh*

I just had to post these pictures because they made me think of all the beautiful food that Scribbit cooks and posts about on Sundays. Like this, this and this.

6 comments:

aftergrace said...

There's nothing that a little ice cream can't fix!

Qtpies7 said...

There is a product you can buy at Walmart from Wilton called Cake Release, NO cake will stick to the pan. Awesome product!

I really want to make that rhubarb crumble that Scribbit made, I was nearly drooling when she posted that.

Auntie M said...

Hey, if it tastes good, I'm ok with it. Have I ever told you about the first time that I baked a pumpkin pie for your Uncle? It was his favorite kind of pie. I forgot that I'd changed the setting on the oven that morning to fix cinammon toast, and I broiled his silly pie! He was so sweet that he ate it anyway, lol.

No Nonsense girl said...

still It's probably good. ;) I love cakes!!!!

JennaG said...

Never give up. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. There's my advice for you today.

JAM said...

I'm a man. Men don't care how it looks or how it's presented.

I've eaten many more cakes in my life that look like your second photo than look like the first photo.