Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Thud Heard Around the World, or It Only Gets Better!

The guys with the butterfly nets are patiently waiting for me while I finish this post. I took the DELICIOUS pound cake out--it was done--voila! And I set it on the stove (the stove was off--such forethought!). The middle started to sink (my heretofore-unknown-heights cake!), so I had, what I thought was, a brilliant idea. This IS a TUBE pan, after all, in which one makes ANGEL FOOD cake, right? And what do you do to angel food cakes that come out of the oven so they don't sink? CORRECT! With great forethought, again!, I thought: The syrup bottle is not good for this, for it is made out of plastic, and plastic and HOT POUND CAKE do not mix! (Told you it was great forethought!) So I got a hundred-year-old glass bottle of hazelnut syrup (sugar-free, from the old Atkins days) and used that. Give me credit, now, because I did think, as I was turning it over onto the GLASS bottle (I DID think--What if the cap melts?), hey, this IS a POUND cake, not an ANGEL FOOD cake, and, which is heavier? I wonder.... A few moments later, I heard the Thud Heard Around the World. And I did all I could do--I started laughing. When by myself, I only laugh at Paul Harvey's "For What It's Worth" department, but today I made an exception for myself!
The lesson learned: POUND equals more than ANGEL FOOD! On a side note, if you dust the greased pan with SUGAR instead of flour, it makes a DELICIOUS crust, which is what I'm sure that gal on BooMama's comments ate! And my pic keeps crawling to the end of the blog!

I hate when Greg's right.


sarahdodson said...

:) lol!!! How funny, mom! Poor cake has been through a LOT- even with all your forethought. I bet it's SO delicious though. I mean, the ingredients are the same, right?

What do you mean by you hate it when Dad's right??

Enlighten me.

sarahdodson said...

OH, that you need to seek help. Okay:) got it.


good job posting!

sarahdodson said...

you're right- Boo's cake WAS made in a tube pan. Hmmmm, I wonder where you went so completely wrong. :) Hers almost looked as if it was in one piece. Slightly unlike yours. sorry. save me a piece.

Cole said...

awe what fun!!!!!!!
Wish I could of been there for the good sister to sister laugh it would of brought!
I have done such things....
like makin a huge batch of bread that was no little lump.. setting it on a counter that was only abou 8 inches wide to rise... resulting in dough over the counter onto the floor... looked like mount bread dough...
someone should put together a book of crazy kitchen mishaps... I would SO buy it.. :-) love ya

Have a great weekend doing the wedding pics!

Rebekah said...

Sister, sister, sister!!! That was hilarious! hehe My mom and I both got a good laugh out of this. ;)
Just a hint...buy a tube pan that is ONE piece...foregoing the whole leaking stage of baking a pound cake! hehehe
Or, just buy a bundt pan! lol
Love ya! Thanks for the laughs this morning...I needed them!

Dianne H said...

A good laugh!

A warning-- There is an art to greasing a bundt pan. :)
Could still have catastrophic results even with forethought! hehe

I pick up tube pans and bundt pans at yard sales all the time...I'll find one for you!

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

Lol I agree with sara poor cake has been threw a lot and their is something better than pound cake. CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Stef said you siad to say hi to me! HI back!!!!!!!!!
Love ya