?

Log in

No account? Create an account
tales of interest you guys box with numbers in inflammation the panda won't stop screaming backwards backwards frontwards frontwards
Why do I use the bundt pan? I know the bundt pan doesn't work. But I… - Thanks, ants.
Thants.
annlarimer
annlarimer
Why do I use the bundt pan? I know the bundt pan doesn't work. But I used the bundt pan anyway. It didn't work. So I have no cake for Mary when she comes back to work tomorrow after half a year out getting chemolasered. Nor can I walk over to the 24-hour grocery to get something because IT WON'T STOP STORMING.

On the bright side, I don't have to figure out how to carry a cake on the bus. And I have failcake to eat.

Mmm...failcake.



Also, I really hope somebody remembered to tell Mary we're in a completely different building now.

Tags: ,
where: the fabulous bundt room
mood: annoyed annoyed
noise: midtown bundt city

Flavogg heard 26 supplications or speak to the Mighty Flavogg
Comments
violetisblue From: violetisblue Date: April 27th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC) (linkage)
What happens when you use the bundt pan?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC) (linkage)
The cake, she no come out. Even if you leave the pan upside-down overnight. Eventually, hacking is involved. Poor bastard goes all MacArthur Park.
viedma From: viedma Date: April 27th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (linkage)
D: Otoh, if you don't tell Mary you moved, you can has cakes moar.

And you may beat me up for saying so, but I think you are a sweetheart for making your co-worker a cake for her 1st day back to work. ::sweet sweet::
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC) (linkage)
Well, everybody's making something, so it's more like peer pressure than genuine niceness.
finabair From: finabair Date: April 27th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC) (linkage)

Well, if you're looking for suburban

Maybe a dump cake would work in the bundt pan - I had to look it up, I've never done it with the pineapple in there but otherwise this sounds kinda like what I've done in the past:

INGREDIENTS
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
8 ounces chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter

DIRECTIONS
In a 9x13 inch pan mix cherries and pineapple. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple, and cherry mixture stir until just combined. Then sprinkle walnuts over top. Drizzle top with melted butter or margarine.
Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 35 or 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Then you just leave it in the pan, scoop it out and top with whipped cream or ice cream or something.
finabair From: finabair Date: April 27th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Well, if you're looking for suburban

You know, I'm getting really good at clicking the wrong instance of 'reply' on a page.

annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Well, if you're looking for suburban

I'm not seeing Lipton Soup Mix in that ingredients list, Missey.
finabair From: finabair Date: April 27th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Well, if you're looking for suburban

Isn't Lipton Soup Mix one of the secret ingredients in butter?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Well, if you're looking for suburban

No. It's one of the secret ingredients in I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.
dorothy1901 From: dorothy1901 Date: May 5th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Barefisted cooking

To make the cake come out: Before you pour in the batter, wash your hands. Grab a stick of butter, cut off a chunk, and then (using your bare hands) smear it all over the inside of the bundt pan. If you've got a fluted bundt pan, then use your fingers to make sure the butter goes into all the little crevices.

You have to grease the pan well, using lots of butter. In my experience, the best way to grease something is to grab the butter and use it like a cross between a big yellow crayon and finger paint.

Afterwards, wash your hands again.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: May 5th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Barefisted cooking

o_.

O_O

Oh HELL no!
dorothy1901 From: dorothy1901 Date: May 5th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: Barefisted cooking

The cake will come out. In one piece, even.

You don't like butter?
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: April 27th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC) (linkage)
The bundt pan lies. It is a fluted toroid of deceit, a tubular tub of untruth, a lying liar-pan of... lyingness.

(You can always make failcake into trifle, which delights in being transported via tupperware. Or, y'know. Just eat it.)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC) (linkage)
The second thing. What is trifle? If it doesn't come out of a box or involve Lipton soup mix in some way, it offends my white suburban sensibilities.

Also none of my Tupperware has lids.
ahli From: ahli Date: April 27th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC) (linkage)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Hm.

I like the sound of "nucleation." We could get some sort of Mutually Assured Dessert thing going...
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: April 27th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC) (linkage)
Trifle = failcake + (fruit and/or pudding) + whipped cream + a healthy dollop of "I totally meant to do that".

Not having lids makes Tupperware just... bowls, isn't it?

We have lots of Washed-and-Repurposed-Food-Packaging brand Tupperware. So I just chuck them when they lose their lids.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I could make...half a dozen mini-trifles.

Actually I've frosted the cake, so no, I can't.
strigine From: strigine Date: April 27th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC) (linkage)
I feel bad for giggling at this.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC) (linkage)
You're a terrible human being.

*snerk*
hooverdam From: hooverdam Date: April 27th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Did, uh, you leave the cake out in the rain?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I really need to find out if Betty Crocker makes sweet green icing.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: April 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I'm just impressed that you actually attempted to bake something...'cause I wasn under the impression that, ya know, kitchen stuff wasn't your thing. That baking involved a phone call and a pick-up.

Me, I'm not brave enough to share my cooking with anyone. At least not anyone I want to see again....
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: April 27th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Nah, I can do elementary cooking and baking. It's where cookies come from.

I will, however, employ any available means to avoid doing so. YOU CAN'T TELL ME HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS ISN'T A GOOD DINNER!
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: April 27th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC) (linkage)
The bundt pan is very sorry, it's not you, it's all that inner rage it experiences at being oddly-shaped. It wanted to be a jello-mold, you see.

You are made of awesome to even attempt such a thing for your co-worker -- peer pressure or not -- and I am so adding "trifle" to my list of culinary oopsie-fixes. *high fives Dr_Tectonic across the comments* (and Ahli for the wiki linky goodness! ^5 x2)

Oh, and sorry about the storm. I guess I was wishing for rain too hard. I never had a very good sense of direction, y'know.

*sends e-hugs for all-around support*

Edited at 2009-04-27 08:09 pm (UTC)
teenygozer From: teenygozer Date: April 28th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC) (linkage)
It is true, the only Bundt pans that actually work are ones coated with Teflon, and those only when they're all nice and new. *sigh*
Flavogg heard 26 supplications or speak to the Mighty Flavogg