Saturday, November 29, 2008

Daring Bakers and My First Challenge, Kim: 1, The Kitchen :0

My first month's challenge was hosted by Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater (http://eggbeater.typepad.com/) with the assistance of Alex of Brownie of the Blondie and Brownie duo and Jenny of Foray into Food. The recipe was by Shuna Fish Lydon and her recipe can be found at http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2006 … he-recipe/. Many other versions of this cake can be found on the Daring Baker's blog roll.
I must say that this recipe came a warning for the carmel syrup which left me feeling rather intimidated. But other then the small speckles of hardened carmel all over my kitchen it went pretty well.
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The carmel starts off innocently enough but soon...
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Anyways my baking talents are more then lacking but I worked hard to follow this recipe exactly and to measure everything, the cake originally was supposed to be enjoyed by my coworkers but I got scared I was going to feed them something horrible so I saved it for Thanksgiving and full blown criticism of my friends. Feel free to ridicule and mock my cake decorating style but I think its pretty damn good for my first attempt at doing more then just slapping frosting on. So here it is ready and awaiting.
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I ended up cutting the cake in half and putting in fresh strawberries. This cake almost didn't "pan" out because my spring-form cake pan seemed to have left the house. So I cooked the cake in a glass pyrex which worked out pretty well. All in all I am very pleased with the way this challenge went and the taste testers enjoyed this challenge as well.

3 comments:

Catherine said...

Congrats on your first challenge. Just a correction, though. The challenge is hosted by Shuna and Alex and Jenny are just assisting. With that new checking software they're gonna use....

Gretchen Noelle said...

I think your cake is decorated delightfully! Great job! Welcome to the Daring Bakers!!

Me! said...

Your cake looks great. Much prettier than mine and I've been doing Daring Bakers for a few months now. I don't really have the ability to do pretty. But this cake certainly was tasty!