Monday, September 28, 2009

George's Birthday Cake (Part II - The Disaster!)

Hm. 2 hours later I removed these from the oven. Almost unbreakable crust at the top, a middle layer of 10cm of just air, and then sticky black tar like substance at the bottom. Below is a picture of what happened when I tried to cut the cake level. What remained was a weird hardened doughnut and a round gooey mess with a big cavity in it. Oh feck.




4 comments:

  1. Oh no!!! can you still use them though? surely just cover them in icing and it won't matter right? ;)

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  2. Apart from the doughnut style crust they only rose about 5cm! So back to the drawing board... I can't work out what went so wrong.

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  3. How did it go so wrong????? temperature in the oven?
    Perhaps you can reuse boronia patisserie style and mush it up in a bucket to make chocoloate slice.

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  4. Hm, pureeing the cakes was one thing I didn't think of... I have posted a question on the Planet Cake forum to ask what I could possibly have done wrong, but no response yet. In the meantime I have successfully baked white chocolate mud cakes, made ganache, and tonight will be layering and stacking... wish me luck!

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