I have decided that you are not truly a cake decorator until you have your first disaster!! j/k Well, last night, I had mine. I have been experimenting with all different kind of recipes for cakes. Last night I tried a Snickers cake. I have to make a 10 inch cake for class, and the recipe says to do it in a 9x13 pan. Also, the recipe I had does not stated exactly how much caramel it calls for. (it says 1 small bag, so I guessed and I think I got to few) I bake 1/2 the cake as instructed for 20 minutes. When I take it out, it looks almost done already. I think nothing of it, pour the melted caramel, which was really thin and put on the chocolate chips and walnuts. When I go to put the remainder of the cake mix on top, the filling ends up mixing with the cake mix, but i still bake it, figuring I have nothing to lose. It takes another 40 minutes before the middle is baked. The edges are completely burned and the bottom is stuck to the pan.
Needless to say, tonight, I get to bake another cake. On the bright side, the non-burned parts are really delicious!!!!
oh man!! I hate it when that happens. This sounds like it would be really good!! Glad you at least got to sample some of the "not burned" parts!!
To keep your cake from burning, put a pan of water on the bottom rack.
Sorry to hear about your cake.
We live and we learn! some of my worst mistakes taught me the most...sorry about that...but it will get better! Keep your chin up!!
Something good did come out of this! Since the cake was just burned around the edges, I cut out the middle and made cake balls. I took them to work and everybody RAVED about them. They could not belive how good they were and everybody was asking for the recipe. IN my mind I was thinking, "Okay, well first you burn a cake, and then....." hahahaha.
I'm glad everything turned out right at the end
That is so funny!! It is good you made lemonade from lemons. [/quote]
Way to go girl!
So glad everything worked out for you!!