Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Adventures in Baking at 9,600 ft.

Frosting hides a multitude of flaws, except the sides look pretty funny.

sad looking cakes!

February 7, 2011

I guess I was getting a bit lifted up in my pride, because most of the things I´ve baked lately have turned out pretty good with only minor adjustments. I was asked to bring a carrot cake to the Hermanas Capacitación so I got a recipe off the internet that seemed similar to the one I used at home. Everything looked good, we grated lots of carrots so I could make one for the conference and one smaller one for us to eat (dad is getting tired of never getting any of the goodies). The cake looked so good and smelled wonderful, but it rose really high then ran over the pan and got all over the oven, the spilled parts burned and some that got on the bottom element caught fire and filled the apartment with smoke, then the cake fell very flat. Oh, the joys of high altitude cooking. I took the two rather flat cakes and pieced them together to make one pretty good looking cake then I put lots of cream cheese icing on to hide it. It actually tasted pretty good. I´ll have to try again with some more and hopefully better adjustments. I also have to clean the oven, yuk!


Trudy said...

At least they tasted good!
The good thing is nobody cares what it looks like as long as it tastes good.

Lindsie said...

Good luck with the next one!