Easy as Cake

Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this.

Every time I plan an event that involves food (and don't they all?), I decide to try a new recipe.
Every time, something goes wrong.

Yesterday I decided to take the bull by the horns and make this cake I've been drooling over for months.  (Don't click the link unless you're prepared for some droolage.)  It was my birthday!  I needed an awesome cake!

Here are some things that should have - but didn't - cross my mind beforehand.

1. I do not own a KitchenAid.  Or a Bosch.  Still using a hand mixer, baby!  Not good for a cake that ends up weighing FIVE POUNDS.

2. I do not have enough brown sugar.

3. I have to refill the flour canister, which will require opening a new bag of flour which is downstairs in the closet under the stairs which I hate.

4. Slice decides to take a phone survey.  It lasts half an hour.  In the meantime Liam is "helping" me, which means he is sticking his fingers in the bowl repeatedly for "tastes" and pouting when I tell him to stop.  MG is hungry in her high chair.

5. A lady is coming to buy something from me.  She stands at the the door knocking/ringing while I am running the hand mixer, MG is fussing, Liam is pouting in his room, and Slice is downstairs on the phone.

6. My bundt cake pan is (apparently ...?) smaller than normal. I split the batter between two pans thinking that will be sufficient, because the recipe says she filled a few cupcakes in addition to her bundt.
After 20 minutes of baking, I open the oven to find BOTH pans spilling over.  A lot.
An hour later I open the oven again and see this.



Miriam said...

Been there, done that. Thus the reason I don't enjoy cooking. Give me a sewing machine any time over an oven!!!

Danielle said...

I'm totally sorry- -I'm laughing! This is possibly my favorite post ever. I'm sorry I missed your birthday! I need to put it on my calendar for next year because I don't pay attention to FB birthdays =0) You rock.