Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Long Road to Domestication. Take II.

Just a little over 24 hours left to enter our giveaway!

Well, seeing as I did not embarrass myself enough by blogging about this incident, I decided it was high time that I share another. I do not cook that often, but I bake more often than I cook. Which mean I still only bake sometimes. But I like to bake. And I really like to eat what I bake. You get the idea.

So in my baking days, I have made brownies, cookies, and cakes... all usually without fail.

And I decided in the past few weeks, that I really couldn't go on living without tasting baking a very delicious Red Velvet Cake. So the other night we picked up a cake mix box (because I definitely wasn't going to bake one from scratch until I knew for sure that I like the flavor "Red Velvet"). And yesterday I figured, I wasn't doing much other than wrapping presents and chillin' (literally), so mixing up the cake and flipping on the oven to warm the old home little apartment sounded like a splendid idea.

So I whipped up the batter, which was beautiful in case you were wondering, I non-stick sprayed and floured my pan, just as instructed. I measured my ingredients correctly (I think). Essentially I followed the dang directions this time!

And things were looking pretty good...


Until I flipped both parts. And each split and had to be somewhat pieced back together with icing...


Which made for a very messy end product (minus one slice)...


Bummer huh? Oh well. At least I wasn't taking it to my husbands Christmas party last night. And even better than that is the fact that it still tastes pretty good.



I'm here. And I'm writing and baking, but not so well.
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6 comments:

Mallory said...

That has happened to me a time or two! ;) I'm the messiest eater & cook...or at least that's what my husband says. Love your blog, how did you do your heading?

Brittney Galloway said...

Oh no! I always trace the pan on wax paper, cut it out, and place it in the bottom of the pan. Then, when it is done cooking, I let it cool for about 10-15 minutes before putting it on the wire rack to cool which helps keep it all together!

Callie Nicole said...

Ah, the taste is what matters. But I understand, because it's a bummer when something you make just doesn't turn out!

Jennifer said...

Haha! I am the same way when I bake cakes. They taste so good but they never look like I had planned for them to look. I LOVE red velvet and I bet that cake was wonderful! :)

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Sometimes the messy ones taste the very best!

Kelley said...

I love it Katie! There is nothing wrong with an ugly cake if it tastes delicious!