Friday, August 14, 2009

To all those who doubted me: Well, it turns out you were right.

My status as domestic goddess is not exactly legendary. So I shouldn't have been surprised when the pineapple upside down cake that I was baking for Ava's school fete tomorrow was a complete disaster. This happened about 20 minutes ago, so I am still dealing with it all. I am living in a glass case of emotion right now, so pardon my pain.

You see, I have these fancy pots and pans, and the recipe book that came with them says that you can bake a pineapple upside down cake in a skillet, on the stove. It does, I say to you. Have any of you ever baked a cake on the stove? I actually tried it a couple years ago and I seem to remember it turning out okay. But tonight the skillet fairy must have been visiting another house, cause it burned, stuck to the pan and is totally not pretty enough to show the other school moms. Barbara, it's too bad you don't live in Oz, cause I'd totally have you bake a cake like you did here, and pass it off as mine!

And just in case you're wondering if the pineapple upside down cake was really all that bad, or if I'm just playing it up a bit for a blog post, here's a photo after I scraped it out of the pan. I will show you this once, and then we will never speak of it again.

Luckily, I am used to failing in these endeavors, and had already bought a back-up cake mix. Said cake is in the oven right now--at 10:30 p.m. So let's hope it turns out okay, cause I've got cake batter splattered on my robe, I'd like to go to bed, and my wounded self esteem can't take much more.

Update: Jason's mom just took it out of the oven for me, cause I was too busy blogging about burning the last cake and nearly burned this one too. And you were wondering why I'm so awesome. Clearly my talents lie in other areas.

Do you believe in the skillet fairy?

P.S. Speaking of scary cakes, check out this freaky baby shower cake on CakeWrecks. Seriously, you really should. It is too bizarre.


  1. Whoa, without reading your post, I don't know if I would have known what that was. Cake in a skillet, huh? Hmm. It is good that you have many other talents!

    That cake wreck of the baby frozen in carbonite is hilarious.

  2. To add to your post, I HAVE had a VERY YUMMY upside down pineapple cake made by YOU in that same skillet...just wanted that to go on record as well:)

  3. Um, what's a skillet?

    It's too bad I don't live in Oz for lots of other reasons as well but I would definitely bake you a cake if I did. Anyway, how do you know that under that thick, thick layer of my icing there wasn't a complete wreck of a cake? You see, cover it up with icing and you'll be fine!

  4. Alls I know is how much I heart you for putting that animation in your post, and then one-upping it with the picture of your 'cake.' glass case of emotion...heee!!

    Reminds me of the 'banana bread' I made in my bread machine without the little stirring paddle. FYI, it doesn't work. Smells like it works. But when you open that lid all ready for warm tasty bread it looks almost exactly like your pineapple cake.

    hey, you bought the backup mix. you are still a champion in my book.

  5. Ok I am laughing so hard cause I can see your face!!!!! But you tried baby and that all that matters!!! (heheeeee) I love you for the attempt (hhheeehe)