Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cake Baking: Cheaper than Therapy

I promise that this will be the last "my computer died" post for a long time. I'm not going to jinx myself by saying I won't have struggles; I'm just promising that I won't bother you with those struggles. :)


This past Friday, April 3, 2009, my laptop went to be with Jesus.

It crashed in a festival of light and sound and blue screens. In all honesty, this was not a surprise. My laptop has been... well... failing for a while now.

The weather here on Friday night was stormy. And my roommate had left for the weekend. And I don't have cable.

So I consoled myself the only way I know how. I baked a really complicated cake.

I turned to The Joy of Cooking by the Rombauer babes. They never disappoint when it comes to complicated directions and multi-step processes.

I ended up deciding on a filled coconut milk cake.

What was it filled with? (you might ask.)

Let me see if I can remember. Homemade whipped cream, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, maraschino cherries, rum, and the cake cut from the loaf.

Yeah... it wasn't good, so I don't recommend it unless you need the stress releaving properties of a long, elaborate, cake baking, constructing, icing, covering experience. Caveat: the coconut milk cake was quite tasty on its own even though I couldn't find coconut milk and substituted regular milk with some coconut extract. That cake I try again.

However, my experimentation with filled cake has piqued my interest. There has to be a really tasty filled cake out there. I'm brainstorming some fillings that would be tastier than the semi-island themed disaster I made last weekend.

I'll keep you posted.

Oh, and today, in a brilliant twist of fate, my sister's "old" computer arrived in the mail. It's bigger, faster, newer, and shinier than my old (dead) one. I'm... shall we say... on cloud nine. The ninth one.


Kate said...

Aw, it wasn't good? It sounds absolutely delicious.

Evan said...

Yeah, this cake sounds kind of nasty. I'm sad it didn't work out, but I'm sure it was great therapy.

Also, did your computer really crash in a blaze of glory, or was that dramatized? I know my computers tend to end not with a bang but a whimper.

kmari03 said...

What about some kind of cake/bread with cinnamon filling? I made the cinnamon rolls from JoC once, and the were awesome.

Amanda said...

Kate: The worst part was the texture of the filling. Not amazing...

Evan: Ha! Um... there were blazes because the blue screen would flash up and the whole thing would shut down - all in the same second. There was a little sound of deflation each time. So... it was pretty spectacular.

Kira: The only cinnamon rolls I've ever made were from a can. I should try those.

Anonymous said...

That is quite a strange combination for the filling.

Yay for a new computer!