My Cake Wreck
Posted: 16 April 2012 02:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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When it matters what I bake the choice is very simple, it has to be a Rose recipe. But, when it doesn’t matter so much, I like to go to the library and try recipes I have never tried before.  That is how my Saturday began. I baked a banana cake which sounded a little different. It used mascarpone and sour cream and chocolate chips. It made a heavy batter. I can’t really blame the recipe because I should have known better. I saw there was too much batter for the loaf pan but I filled it anyway. My only excuse is that I am spoiled by Rose’s perfect recipes.

Upon unmolding the cake, the top slowly began to sink and the cake eventually imploded.

Having 2 bananas remaining, I then baked the Cordon Rose banana cake in TCB. when it cooled, I frosted it with the peanut butter frosting in RHC.  I then took the remnants of the imploded cake, diced it and toasted it lightly and then pulsed it lightly in the processor to make crumbs.  I put the crumbs on the frosted Cordon Rose cake and my day was saved.

My husband absolutely loved the cake, the frosting and the crumbs. The crumbs added a nice texture and since it was made of banana cake, went well with the Cordon Rose cake. He is bringing a piece with his lunch tomorrow and taking one for a co-worker too.

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Posted: 16 April 2012 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’d call that a “Sunday Sweet” the way you saved it!  It’s beautiful!

Now, FG, we know you made LOTS of substitutions, but you still got a perfect crumb!!!  What subs did you make, in case anyone else is inclined in that direction?

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Posted: 16 April 2012 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you anne! No substitutions on this cake. I followed the recipe as written. This cake is for my husband. I won’t be eating any of it confused but I do enjoy the cakes I modify. In place of regular frostings, I have been using vegan frostings or glazes.

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Posted: 16 April 2012 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Cake wreck? I think not smile

That looks and sounds like a creative and delicious save!

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Posted: 16 April 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thank you Sophia!  I appreciate that.  I wish I had taken pictures of the imploded cake LOL

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well the finished cake look great.  I think I have to bake this cake.  How clever - your method for preparing the crumbs…

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Love it!  Great save and I agree with the others…definitely not a cake wreck!  Looks yum!  Too bad you couldn’t taste it!

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Posted: 17 April 2012 01:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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CRenee - 17 April 2012 03:23 AM

Well the finished cake look great.  I think I have to bake this cake.  How clever - your method for preparing the crumbs…

Thank you. I felt bad to just throw the cake away. I lightly toasted the cake cubes first because it felt a bit soggy.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 01:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Sherrie - 17 April 2012 03:43 AM

Love it!  Great save and I agree with the others…definitely not a cake wreck!  Looks yum!  Too bad you couldn’t taste it!

Thank you so much. My husband loves it. This is the first time I made the peanut butter frosting. It goes so well with the Cordon Rose cake.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Great job. Great save.  Peanut butter and bananas together!  of course!  a natural combination that I wouldn’t have thought of.  Great job!

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Posted: 17 April 2012 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Peanut butter and bananas together!  of course!  a natural combination that I wouldn?t have thought of.

Bill, that’s because you’re not Elvis.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Bill - 17 April 2012 12:05 PM

Great job. Great save.  Peanut butter and bananas together!  of course!  a natural combination that I wouldn’t have thought of.  Great job!

Thanks Bill! Actually, I would not have thought of it either. Anne suggested using that frosting. I’m so glad I listened to her, it’s a winner.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Anne suggested using that frosting.

OMG, it never occurred to me that I might be Elvis!!!!  “Why, FG, ma’am, that’s a hunka hunka pretty cake you have there.”

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Posted: 18 April 2012 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Well, it’ like you said Elvis, ?When things go wrong don’t go with them?.  cool smirk
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Posted: 19 April 2012 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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FG, beautiful cake and very creative save!  Peanut butter and banana, yes, Elvis would approve!

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Posted: 20 April 2012 01:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Thank you Julie,

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