I'm back! No real excuse for the hiatus, so I'm going to do a few posts of some older topics, and eventually get caught up to our current plans and projects of 2011. I finally have a snowy weekend of nothing planned to get organized and caught up on some much needed blogging.
So here's a look at a spice cake I made for Halloween...
Looks tasty, right?
It's actually a cake made from a cupcake recipe from Martha's Cupcake Book. It's Mrs. Kostyra's Spiced Cupcake recipe. Only problem was that because it was a cupcake recipe, it obviously needed more time in the oven. So I kept checking it, and adding another 10 minutes. Checked it again; needed another 10 minutes. This went on for almost an hour, and apparently the last 10 minutes was about 9 minutes too long.
This cake was so dry it was almost inedible. Unless you got a bite with some icing. That moistened it up a bit. But more often than not, taking a bite of this cake was like trying to eat 5 saltine crackers at once. Impossible.
Oh well, the flavors were great, so I'm sure the cupcakes are delicious. And my quick attempt at a spiderweb wasn't a total disaster (the spider is a little rough).
Overall though, it was a nice idea for a cold Halloween evening. One that I may try again this year, but keeping a better eye on the oven time.
Happy belated Halloween!