A Failed Cake is a Reminder

What really matters. It’s good to be reminded by the universe. There’s no time for a do-over. Be humbled.

I was so disappointed. Wanted to take this to the feast today and feel I had really outdone myself for them. For me. Or really i wanted to feel good about my offering. I baked a special cake for the gluten free portion of the family. For my grandson Michael.
but the picturebook result did not go as planned. It stuck to the bundt pan despite my preparation. Like cement. A bowl of chiseled crumbs and a raggedy looking cake? It’s gluten free and has a cup and a half of butter in it. Five eggs.

I think a dollop of ice cream, a ladle of crushed berries, and the loving hugs if family will make everything all right.

I’m taking it and we’ll have a good chuckle. The being together and feeling their love and affection is what will feed my heart.


14 thoughts on “A Failed Cake is a Reminder

  1. How disappointing, I’m sorry for you!! I’ve been reading a group that does a bundt a month that getting the cake out of the pan is the most difficult part. I know I use a Pam baking spray that has flour and oil in it. I would almost butter, flour then spray that? Sounds crazy, but how else do you get the cake out?? I’m interested to read what everyone suggests. I also saw another blogger who took a situation like this, crumbled it and made cake pops. But that’s a whole lotta work. I’m with you.. lots of whipped cream and berries and no one would know. I bet it’s fantastic, it look s very fluffy! xx

  2. Most of us get reminders such as this one very often in our day-to-day lives – if we are just willing to notice them. You not only noticed it, but embraced it – and I think that makes this a fantastic cake. GF is just a bonus. πŸ™‚

  3. Speaking as someone who has to eat gluten-free and who does all the cooking for myself, I wouldn’t care what the cake was supposed to look like. The fact that someone cared enough to spend the time to make something I could eat, rather than just buy it premade from a store, would be gift enough for me. Gluten-free baking is, by its very nature, unpredictable – that’s what makes it so ‘fun’! πŸ˜‰ Anyway, whipped cream, berries and that fluffy cake sound delicious! πŸ™‚

  4. I’m sure it will taste delicious with all the trimmings. Isn’t it disappointing when you make a special effort, and then it flops? We’ve all been there. πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  5. I’m just so impressed with ALL the cooking/food presentation you offer, that one slightly crumbled gluten-free-or-otherwise cake does not compute as a tragedy or even a disappointment. Without a bakery shop. I’d be dead in the water. So here;s to a great Mom and Grandma and friend whose gifts come from the heart and soul. BRAVA RUTHE! Happy Thanksgiving, Lois

  6. Reading this later in the P.M. and am happy that Michael enjoyed it and gave you a thumbs up. I love the suggestion to turn it into a trifle with any / all of the yummy things you had available- berries and whipped cream. Sounds like a luscious solution and I need to try that soon. Happy holidays to all.

  7. I know your heart was well fed. Ruth I am so thankful that you are my cherished friend. I love you

  8. I had to make Angel Food cake for 30 people once in CO – I used the high altitude directions on the box(s) but it still failed – TWICE! So we bought one. There’s nothing like a failed cake to remind you that you’re human!!!

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