Friday, February 22, 2013

Oops.

Go ahead and laugh, Erin.  Now that I'm over the shock, it really is funny.

This morning I read a comment Erin left on my daughter's blog making reference to a cake recipe she got from one of my blog posts.

At the time I was still undecided as to what dessert I should make for a dinner tonight.  Erin mentioning my Almond-Cranberry Cake reminded me that I hadn't made it in a long time.

Problem solved.  I'd make that for dessert.


Uh . . . I encountered a little difficulty turning the cake out of the pan and onto the cooling rack.


When I tried to flip it, the cake went one way, the rack went the other.  Fortunately, the cake landed on the counter.  Above it's resurrected (that's questionable) and on the cooling rack.


I'm a very neat cook and believe in cleaning up my messes.  Mmmm, num-num-num!


THIS is how the cake is supposed to look.


THIS is what the cake that is going on the table tonight looks like.  Do you think anyone will notice I had a little trouble with it?

29 comments:

Carolyn said...

I think it looks horrible. You should just pack it up and ship it right to me so I can eat it, I mean, put it out of it's misery.

tpals said...

I'd consider myself lucky to have something so delicious appear on my table. :)

Karen L. said...

As long as you are not having the Queen for dinner, this cake will work just fine. After all, it's really how it tastes that is important in the end. Wouldn't you rather have a .... um, slightly disheveled cake that tastes good rather than a beautiful one that taste yucky? You betcha!!! Oh and does this cake ever look good! Just my kind of cake. I'd better go get that recipe before I forget.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I bet it tastes just the same only better now that since you broke it all the calories leaked out and it is now non fattening......

DFW said...

I still need to post on the mini ones I made. Total failure, except that I broke them all apart, put them in a tin foil pan. Took them to work, 'toasted' the bits in the pan & then drizzeld(sp?) the icing. I called it Cranberry Cake Crumble & it was delicious!

Sparkless said...

It only matters what it tastes like. At least it didn't end up on the floor. My husband made a yummy cake for my birthday once and then proceeded to drop the entire thing on the floor of the porch. None of it could be resurrected.

Katidids said...

Haha, nice to see it happens to others. Just do what I do, turn it so the good side is facing out LOL!

Stephanie said...

Haha, glad I am not the only one :) And I "clean up" the same way you do...can't leave a mess for anyone else to deal with :P

Sharon said...

My mouth watered equally for the unbroken and the broken cake!

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - You are such a friend to make a sacrifice like that!

Mama Pea said...

tpals - I do have to admit it was delicious . . . just not purdy!

Mama Pea said...

Karen L. - It tasted so good that it made me wonder why the heck I don't make it more often!?

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - OH! So THAT'S what you have to do to get all the calories out! Thank you! ;o]

Mama Pea said...

DFW - Omigosh, that sounds wonderful! You be one creative, smart lady!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I was explaining why the cake looked as it did last night and said that at least it didn't land on the floor. The guy who was here said he would have eaten it anyway. (He has no idea what may be on my kitchen floor!)

Mama Pea said...

Katidids - Believe me, there WAS no good side on it!!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - Yup, that's our story and we're sticking to it!

Mama Pea said...

Sharon - You're sweet to say that but I think we all know which one we'd choose at a bake sale! (Darn good thing my cake yesterday wasn't for a bake sale, eh?)

nancy said...

It'll still taste good!

Mama Pea said...

nancy - It did taste good (thankfully!). There are only about too small slices left right now!

Mama Pea said...

P.S. Nancy, did you see that my daughter posted the recipe for the Mac and Cheese casserole on her blog?

Ruth Dixon said...

One time, we spent hours (and days) picking and cleaning huckleberries (they aren't big here on the Oregon coast-about the size of a small pea). It's a pain. Hubby made pie crust and prepared and baked two beautiful pies. He packed them outside on a cookie sheet to show off to my mom and tripped. Yep, both pies ended up face (or top) first in the dirty gravel and the dogs were on them instantly. Pride goeth before a fall, you know.

Mama Pea said...

Ruth - Oh, now that would have reduced me to tears! I'm not a wild berry picker to begin with because of the loooonnng amount of tiiiime it takes to gather enough to do anything with. Your husband has my sympathies on that one!

Erin said...

Heehee!!!! See, that's how it looks when I make it, and it still goes for $60 at our youth fundraiser. I think I could drop it on the floor and auction off the forks and it will still make as much! That was a good laugh and I'm sorry I checked in late, I have been uber-sick on the couch for 2 days but I'm BACK and ready for the last half of my seed catalogs!

Mama Pea said...

Erin - No, I've seen pictures of your cakes and they look perfect!

What's with this being sick? Have you had the flu . . . or a bad cold?

I ordered seeds from three places this year and have received two of them already. Had to order a bunch of lettuce varieties (stash was low) and I've decided that at the price I paid for a teeny-tiny packet, I'm starting them as individual seeds INSIDE rather than having to thin most of them after planting outside.

Susan said...

As we used to say, it will look a whole lot worse when it gets where it's going! That cake is drool-worthy in ANY shape!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - I think that saying applies to me in some instances!

Aimee said...

Glad that doesn't just happen to me! =) I made some mini corn bread muffins for a party last week. Obviously nowhere near enough grease in the cups. I had to dig every one out with a spoon - after all the tops fell off! I just told everyone I had pre-split the muffins. =)

Mama Pea said...

Aimee - Great solution to your stuck-in-the-pan muffins! I was lucky that (for once) this cake wasn't meant to take out in public. On our table in front of "company" was bad enough!