I am making my daughter's bday cake for school tomorrow. Waited til the last minute because we've been without power.I made my usual wasc the chocolate version. I made an 11x15 and had enough for an 6" round single layer as well(that will be for us at her bday dinner). Let it cool the usual amount of time. Anyway, the round came out of the pan no prob. The 11x15 didnt want to come out, I ran a knife along the edges, I smacked it on the counter, I flipped it over and banged the heck out of the bottom, finally I took the cake cardboard laid it on the cake and flipped it over and just left it for a bit. When it came out, there was so much cake stuck to the pan, I lost about 1/3. That never happens to me. I cant level it or there will be nothing left. So I flipped it over because the top was actually nice and smooth thanks to the bake even strips. But then I couldnt get the cardboard off!!!! So now both sides are a crumbly mess. It is now in the freezer trying to get it to firm up and I am baking a layer of chocolate sugar cookie, my plan is to put a nice creamy layer of buttercream on top of the cake, then the cookie layer for a smooth top and frost it all. I think I'll call it Cookies and (s)cream!!!
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3/3/10 at 10:51am