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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Do I Try?


For my husband's 30th birthday, I made a small cake and cupcakes.  (That way we could eat the cupcakes before the birthday celebration without cutting the cake.)

I didn't have muffin liners.  You are supposed to use them!  Half of the muffins stayed in the tin.  It makes good snacking but bad cake!  Although I greased and floured the cake pan, only part of it came out of the pan.  See the big crack?  Yep, I did that.

It was my first attempt at doing anything more than than plain frosting on a cake.  And it wasn't pretty in the end, but hey, I tried.  The sad thing is that Derek's mom makes cakes on the side for weddings, birthdays, and just because.  Hers are beautiful and tasty.  Mine was just tasty.  If she lived closer, I would never have to make another cake!  Oh well.

I do have some frosting left over.  I should practice decorating on a plate or cookie.  We'll see what really happens.

If you want to pity Derek for the cake I made him, you can view it at our family blog.



2 comments:

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Ha ha- I guess it does take practice:)

Rachel said...

Are you using a glass pan for the cake? You can't take a cake out of a pan like that really. :P I have never had good success with those pans if I want the cake to actually come out...I think it holds too much moisture or something. If you want the cake to come out of the pan...you need to use one of these...http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30B9BF-475A-BAC0-59BA9F529C3D6495&fid=3E332494-475A-BAC0-56EA58F4629578A0 (use those JoAnn's or A.C.Moore discount coupons or look for the good sales they have on them!); or you might be able to use this one...but I'm not sure - http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E309D7C-475A-BAC0-5A3F056E5F53341F&fid=81DBEC07-475A-BAC0-5F428F77E6A90F5E.

...and then do the greasing/flouring method or use parchment/wax paper to line it. I have wonderful success with these pans, and my cakes (hardly) ever come out bad. :) Only if I am too impatient to take it out and the cake is still very warm. You really need to wait about 10 minutes? or so before dumping onto a cooling rack to cool completely. ;)

For cupcakes, I use silicone muffins pans. They are so nice, and the batter NEVER sticks! ;) I get perfect cupcakes every time! :) And if it's just for out family, I don't even use muffin liners. ;) I use these all the time for corn muffins, mini meatloaves, etc...all come out just right! :) I will never use a tin muffin pan again...my things always turned out not right in them. :P

Hope that helps you some. :) That's a shame about your cakes. I hate it when my bakings stuff comes out wrong...drives me nuts. :P

Blessings to you! :)
~Rachel~

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