Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dont cry over spilled cake...

The other night I decided to bake a cake for my friends birthday, she really likes pumpkin allot so I decided to try and bake her a pumpkin cake, I soon found a very promising recipe online with many people saying how much they loved the recipe, it was for an apple pumpkin spice cake, sounded really good so I gave it a go...

I worked very hard making said cake, even making applesauce for the recipe out of fresh apples from my trees, halfway through the baking process I checked on them, saw they where cooking unevenly so I just switched them around so they would cook more evenly.

A delicious warm spicy scent wafts through the house, the cake is done, I take it out and set it out to cool, I come back an hour later and notice that my cakes have shrunk to nearly half their original size!!! Needless to say, I was rather upset about this, Ive never messed up when making a cake before, so it was disheartening to say the least...

I decided to bake another cake, a chocolate one this time, I was out of most of the ingredients I would need to make one from scratch, but this one was a box cake, Duncan Hines I believe, I made the cake, it came out beautifully...perfect, smelled so delicious...

After cooling the cake and making the frosting I put both layers on plates and picked them up to bring over to the frosting (yeah, probably shoulda brought the frosting to them, LOL) the pocket on my sweat pants caught on the knob of a nearby cabinet drawer, my beautiful cakes decided they would try to fly,lol... unfortunately they failed miserably...

Cursing quite violently, I angrily threw the pieces of the cake away, extremely pissed off and very tired (since it was almost 6 am) I stormed into my room, layed down, and cried for awhile.

It took me a little while but I realized how silly I was being, yes, I had tried to do something special for some one whom I really care for and I messed it up pretty bad,lol... but the world wasnt ending, it was just a cake, and I still had that flattened dense apple pumpkin spice cake to work with...

I rushed back into the kitchen, took a tiny piece of the cake and tasted it... it was delicious! dense, flat, but delicious! I took the frosting I had made and frosted the hell out of that cake,lol, when I brought it the next day to give to her she really loved it, although there was a consensus amongst us that it really needed some nuts...In hindsight I wish i had mentioned that with us around, it probably has all the nuts it can handle! LOL! It was very delicious though, kindve like a spice cake version of fruit cake...not quite as dense as fruit cake though, but close... I keep having to remind myself, failure isnt a bad thing, its just another chance to learn and grow!
And ya know what? I bet that recipe would make a kick ass loaf cake with some chopped apples in it and maybe chopped dried apricots, and of course...nuts!!! lol...

(oh, and we had so much fun just hanging out there that night, it was an awesome night, and the cake, although rather dense and rich, was still a hit, although none of us could finish our piece completely because of how rich it and the frosting was,lol... And the best thing about the night? She seemed really happy with the wonderful birthday she had, even total strangers had been really nice to her all day! and hey, with me, im always happy with any day that has lots of hugs and some cuddles! lol)

1 comment:

Jordan said...

Hey,
Could you share that resipie?

We are big fans of pumpkin pie and pumpkin loaf.

Thanks,
Jordan