Thursday, January 31, 2008

Don't make a bundt

If you ever offer to bring a dessert to a baby shower, don't make a bundt cake. Because if it does not come out of the pan perfectly then your dessert is ruined. No one wants to see a slop of a cake on a cake platter weeks before they are to give birth.
But if you don't heed my advice and choose to make the bundt and half of it stays in the pan. glue it together with icing, put it on your best cake plate, tie your best ribbon around the bottom, fill the middle with paper shed and put some chocolate eggs in the middle to make it look like a nest and then hope everyone looks at all the distraction so they don't notice what a mess it was before you came.
The bird theme is ever so hip for baby showers these days.

Cake is a devils food cake mix with the below filling dyed pink - for the perfect pink and brown combo

Peppermint filling
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 T butter, soft
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz of soft cream cheese - this is key not too hard not too soft
1 egg
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
pink food coloring
drop spoonfulls of filling onto cake and do not let it touch the sides, it will sink while cooking.

Thanks Jordan for helping me find this awesome recipe!


michelle said...

You're so funny, Kristi. I couldn't even tell that there was a problem, so good disguise!

Amy said...

I heard such a good tip recently:

For a chocolate bundt cake, after you grease the pan, powder it with cocoa powder instead of regular flour...that way your cake won't have the white, powdery crusty look!

Holly said...

Once again, I want to hug your brain! I have had many bundt cake woes--a cute little nest makes the perfect fix.

denise said...

the cake turned out so cute. i wish i knew someone that was pregnant because i want to use a bird/nesting theme so bad for a shower and this cake is perfect. for more ideas on this theme go check out one of my favorite party blogs she has a very cute nesting themed baby shower on the blog.

Jill said...

What a clever way to cover up a botched bundt cake. I hate making cakes because I feel like they never turn out the way they're supposed to, but this idea of yours gives me hope.

Kara Jayne said...

I was skeptical at first, but the "Pam for baking" stuff works wonders. Every time I have used this on my bundt cakes, they come out perfectly. And I make them a lot. My favorite recipe is so easy and people think I'm a culinary genius every time I make it. (little do they know I'm a total cooking hack!) You can find my recipe on my blog by searching chocolate chip bundt cake! Not that you need it because yours sounds wonderful, but I know I'm always up for new recipes!

Amanda :-) said...

I'm like Michelle, I couldn't see any faults with your cake. You disguised it brilliantly!

Haven't you noticed that all the TV chefs seem to get away with a certain casual 'sloppiness' about the way they dish up things, but we mere mortals feel awful if anything's slightly too squidgy or lopsided? Is there something about baking that we DON'T, DON'T, DON'T want it to look handmade??

Traci said...

Who cares- it looks great and i bet it tasted even better!!!

Laurie said...

Great nest! i went to a baby shower last night and there were 3 bundt cakes. None with a nest though.

I once tried to make a zuchini bread for a shower and it did not come out of the pan all in one piece. There was nothing I could think of to disguise that clump of crumbs....