3) Sales People
4) People with dogs who look just like them
5) The scale at my doctor's office
6) My children being helpful at odd times
7) My mini bundt pan
For this last reason, I chose to make my TWD cakes in my mini round cake pans.
This recipe seemed so easy that I waited until last minute to do it. Boy, did my little 18- month old daughter make me pay for it! For all the time I had to stop, I could have made an 8- course dinner. Luckily, I just made five little cakes. Three were decorated for the school-aged children coming home for their snacks.
This is how they all started out:
Yes, I left them in a little too long while tending to little Miss Diva. I heard the timer going off and could do nothing about it!
This is how they ended up looking:
My take on this recipe, not my favorite. The cake tasted okay, not at all what I was hoping for. The nut swirl was just not a winner for me. I was confused by it all together. It really did not add much to the flavor. I HATED the glaze. Mine came out clumpy. I really hate using corn syrup in glazes. It never works out for me. It makes a thick glaze. I love ganache and should have used that instead.
I do plan on trying the recipe again. I am a sucker for bundt cake recipes, plus I know there are better substitutions I will make next time, mainly using buttermilk instead of regular milk and my ganache! I also plan on NOT over baking it.
I also will make sure the little Diva is in the company of others while I bake. That is the only time she really is not hell bent on making me her personal assistant and minion.
Maybe, I will also buy a new mini bundt cake pan. That would be nice!
Thanks Kristin of I'm Right About Everything for hosting this week's challenge. I noticed she has a wee wun named, Gabby, as well.
I wonder if her Gabby interfered with her creative process, too...
Next up, Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia. Keep bringing on the chocolate!