Originally Posted by emmascakes
I've been asked by my ex boyfriend (first love of five years standing, now married to a stick insect) to bake his Mum's 60th birthday cake. She never liked me and was pleased when we broke up at the tender age of 23, I'm 30 now. So I'm thinking 'I'll show her!' and planned to make the best cake in the world.
I'm making a fruit cake as they want a cake that will keep for some time. Anyway, we bought a new oven a few days ago and I haven't used it much (can you see the disaster looming yet?!) I put the fruit cakes (it's three tiers) in this morning and four hours later the cakes just don't seem to be cooking - they're burning on top and gooey at the bottom still. So I put tin sheets on top to try and stop the tops cooking. One hour one and still same state. So I took the cakes out of the tin, flipped them and tried cooking the bottom of the cakes....
So now the top and bottom of the cake seem to be cooked but the middles are still gooey and it's 5 hours on. By this time I am swearing and cursing the new oven and wondering if I'll never be able to bake a cake again.
It was at this point that I noticed the switch on the front of the oven which I'd never seen before. It was switched to grill....
Not sure if I can save these cakes now!! Thought I'd share this to raise a smile. I'll post the pictures if the cake gets made...
First of all, that cake is AMAZING! THat's not a cake, that's a piece of art
- great job!
Secondly, sorry that oven thing happened to you! that's brutal! (Happened to me too, very first Christmas Turkey dinner I cooked for the whole family- I wanted everyone to be impressed
Usually when we have all 15 or so of us together we do potluck, but I love 'catering' so I said no, I'm doing this all myself. Got tips for how long to cook turkey from a neighbour friend, put the turkey in at noon. All was well (well not really, that wasnt the only disaster that day LOL) - so I thought - around 3 my brother and his family showed up, and was all excited so we peeked in the oven and the turkey was half raw - on grill HAHAHA- seems when I had cranked up the temp I hit BROIL first
- oh well, we carved the top half off at dinner and ate it while the bottom half cooked
No worries, I'm sure everyone will be impressed, even the stick insect LOL