Has this ever happened to you?
You put the cake in the oven, you don’t set the timer because your oven is a bit iffy, the baby needs a diaper change, after changing the baby you wash your hands in the bathroom and notice someone’s aim was a little off, when getting the cleaner from the laundry room you notice the laundry is ready to go in the dryer, when you open the dryer you realize there is a load of dry laundry waiting to be folded, while folding the laundry you call your sister because you haven’t chatted in a while, when hanging up the phone you notice the garbage is overflowing and needs to go out, when taking the garbage out you trip over a sled in the garage which reminds you that someone left one boot on the back porch, while searching the house for the boot bandit you notice a picture is hanging slightly crooked, you fix the picture and a huge pile of dust flies off and starts choking you, you go to get paper towels to dust the picture frame and realize you are out, you call down to the basement to ask one of the kids to bring up the paper towels – and while they are getting paper goods they can restock the toilet paper too… toilet paper? Weren’t you supposed to be cleaning the bathroom? You go back into the bathroom and remember you put something in the oven over 45 minutes ago… THE CAKE!
You race back to the oven and pull out the cake. The top is dark golden brown and the edges are crisp. You start thinking about how much frosting would be required to overpower the hardened edges. You realize that no amount of frosting can make a brick taste like a cake so you contemplate baking another cake, but you really don’t want to use 3 more eggs, another mix, and your last bit of oil.
There is only one thing to do, sharpen your best knife and carefully cut away all the burned edges of your cake wreck.
But how do you frost the crumbly edges of your now manicured cake wreck?
This is the easy part. Place the cake in the freezer for about 45 minutes, and if you forget and leave it in the freezer a little longer, nothing burns!
Take the cake out and frost. The crumbs are frozen solid and you get a nice clean edge.
This post is linking to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and Works for Me Wednesday.