2 Chix in the Mix

September 27, 2010

Timing is Everything!

Filed under: Baking — by 2ChixInTheMix @ 11:31 pm
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I had a really busy weekend.  I spent Friday evening and all day Saturday in Cary with the youth from our church.  After arriving home at 11pm Saturday night I got up early to write on a cake (you’ll see that tomorrow) and headed off to church.  One of my favorite families had a family health crisis and had to travel home to WV on short notice.  We stuck close to them to help them get things ready and arrangements made so they could leave town for a few days.  We also locked the keys in the van and had to call a locksmith, but that’s another story! 

One of my co-workers had a birthday today.  I had planned on getting his cake ready Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon but that didn’t work out.  He was OK with waiting a day for his cake.  So I promised one tomorrow.  Here’s the thing though.  There is a timing issue with baking and decorating cakes.  Ideally, you need to bake one day and decorate the next.  This time allows the layers to settle and compress a little.  Here’s what happens when you don’t have that “settling time”.  That’s right, it’s the battle of the bulge!  Drives me crazy!  Luckily, the guys at work are easy.  They just want it to taste good.

This cake is chocolate with peanut butter filling.  I’ve made a couple of these lately but haven’t been able to taste them.  This time I will.

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

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