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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Cake Destined for Disaster

I knew it was doomed when the eggs hit the pavement.

I was planning to make a cake for our anniversary, but discovered that I had no eggs. (Apparently Bubba used the last of them for his culinary creation, and left the empty carton in the refrigerator.)  I went to the grocery store, picked up a carton, and promptly dropped it as I tried getting it into my car. The yellow yolk oozed out, creating a lovely mess. I quickly found another plastic bag and wrapped it up, hoping to contain the bio hazard.

When I got home, I discovered that all but four were destroyed. I only needed three, so I was good. I mixed the batter, and was ready to prepare the baking pans by greasing and flouring them. But guess what? I didn't have any Crisco grease. A few choice words went through my head as I scrummaged through the pantry trying to find another solution. I found some Pam non-stick cooking spray. This should work, I thought.  

It didn't. When I attempted to take the cake out of the pan, it stuck. Then it fell apart. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what that sorry thing looked like when it was done:


*Sigh* At least it tasted okay!

41 comments:

  1. lol all the same once it gets swallowed

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  2. As long as it tasted okay, its all good yes? Although those eating it may not know the trouble you went through to bake it. Greetings!

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    1. I'm glad it tasted better than it looked!

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  3. You sure are persistent. I would have given up when the eggs broke. The dessert still looks yummy. After all, it has chocolate on it. Happy Anniversary. 😊

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    1. I wasn't in the mood to let a few cracked eggs stop me! ;)

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  4. Taste trumps looks every time. ;)

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  5. I don't care what it looks like. I say, Yummy!

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. So sorry you had such a bad time with it. I've had days like that too. When I try baking a cake, it likes to crack or get stuck in the pan, so you have my sympathies.

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    1. Usually, I'm an expert cake maker. Not this time!

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  7. Those are the days when you break up the cake, toss it into a bowl with whipped cream, pudding, and maybe chopped up candy bars, and call it a trifle. Messed up cake is better than no cake!

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  8. Never worry about the looks. Sometimes the worst looking cakes taste the best. Happy belated anniversary.

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    1. That's exactly what another friend said. The bad looking ones are usually the best.

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  9. If it's not a cooking show, nobody cares what it looks like. I bet it tasted yummy :)

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    1. Haha! That would have been an epic fail on a cooking show.

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  10. That's when you tell them it is a "dump" cake. 😉
    I'll take taste over presentation any day!
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead.

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    1. I like the name. I'll have to remember that for next time I have a similar mishap.

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  11. Sorry for laughing Sherry, but all the same I'm sure it was good to taste.

    Yvonne.

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  12. Yeah, I would still have eaten it. I'm more about taste than presentation!

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  13. you can always replace eggs with butter milk or yoghurt in your sponge cakes

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    1. Good to know. Except I didn't have butter milk or yogurt in the refrigerator, either. :)

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  14. LOL! Hey, it's all about the taste, eh? Happy anniversary though. Here's to facing the bumps in life with a laugh.

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    1. Yep. Lots of bumps. But that makes life interesting, doesn't it?

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  15. Lol! So long as it tasted good, then it's a success in my book! :)

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  16. LOL! Awww, it was made with love! I bet it was so yummy!!! Happy Anniversary!!

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  17. Yikes! Glad it still managed to taste fine after all that. And happy anniversary!

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    1. I'm glad I didn't break all the eggs, and I'm glad I didn't burn the cake!

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  18. Oh dear, you have such a way of making a disaster sound funny.

    A disaster in the kitchen myself, I wish I could find such humour in the bio-hazards I've created over the years.

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    1. Haha! Well if I didn't laugh about it, I'd be crying. And who needs that?

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  19. Hi, Sherry!

    As the old saying goes, "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs." That said, I never heard of so many tings going wrong in the making (and baking) of a cake. The only way it would have ended up worse is if you had dropped the finished product on the floor. You could have called it upside down cake. :)

    I hope things are going better for you day by day and week by week, dear friend Sherry. Thank you very much for your kind visit to SDMM today!

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    1. Maybe it would look better if it was upside down. ;)

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  20. Well, I'd close my eyes and enjoy that pretty cake. :) I can't bake to save my life, so...

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