19 December 2011

Kitchen Disaster #4: Fallen Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

Some people lovingly call their angel food cake, "Fallen Angel Food Cake," as if to give the idea that this lovely piece of cake came down from heaven.  In my case, angel food cake plopped out of the pan like a piece of hell.

First of all, I'll just say I set myself up for failure.  Today is Gas Monkey's birthday, and I wanted to make him his favorite cake.  Could he be like a normal person and love a plain ol' chocolate or vanilla cake?  Of course not!  Here is how I've set myself up for failure.

  1. I cannot bake to save my life.  Meaning about 75% of my baked concoctions generally taste like crap and look even worse.
  2. It is Gas Monkey's birthday.  Of course I'm not going to get it right!
  3. Angel food cake is his favorite cake because his beloved grandma used to make it beautifully.  Lesson to wives out there: never try to imitate your husbands favorite dishes if he loves them because a. mom made them or b. grandma made them.  You will fail!
  4. Have you ever tried to make angel food cake?  It sucks and is hard.  
So be it.  I have attempted to make my dense, sticky cake look better by putting it in a lovely cake platter.  So, what do you think me chances are?  Will he be fooled?  I'll just play the newlywed card.  After all, anything a new wife pulls out of the oven is supposed to be burnt and taste like a seasoned turd right?


  1. You're still alive! Huzzah! I keep seeing bat stuff that makes me think of you...naturally, at the moment I can't find any of it at the moment. :0P

  2. I can't believe he loves angel cake. That's the suckiest of luck for you. My sympathies; well and truly. The only thing I can recommend (if you don't mind) is for you to go find a angel food cake pan that's not non-stick. Go on ebay and try to find an old aluminum one. Angel food needs to be able to 'crawl' up the side of the pan. If it's non-stick, well, it can't stick. Honestly, looking at that cake; the color, bubbles and all, I think that's the only problem. It wasn't the recipe; it was the pan.

  3. Thanks for your wise words. I'll definitely have to find a better pan. That is mostly because I'm sure I'll have to perfect a recipe so I can make him happy for a long, long time.

  4. As long as it tastes good, who cares what it looks like! That's my motto anyway...good luck! By the way, nice to hear from you again! Hope all is well.

  5. http://www.gourmandia.com - Gourmandia is a culinary website offering videos of world-class Michelin rated chefs exhibiting their techniques. Also features documentaries on fine dining restaurant locations and cities, recipes, forum, and more.



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