Picture 017 My wife and I are having dinner with some friends tonight and she decided to make my favorite cake for the occasion.  Unfortunately, she left me with the responsibility of taking it out of the form.  This is the result.  I was thinking about nibbling on the edges to try to even it out.  Given that a glaze will be applied do you think the cake can be salvaged or am I a dead man?  Any bakers out there?

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  • Anonymous Jun 6, 2008

    My colleagues say the answer is “Foods of All Nations”. Well, I still would go for the glaze. It might be a very creative looking cake, but it sure will taste good. Your loving wife.

  • Kevin Levin Jun 6, 2008

    Perhaps I should try to shape it into a square and then apply the icing.

  • Jim Miller Jun 6, 2008

    If she was going for an elegant cake then you’re a dead man… but it can be salvaged by thinking outside the box… my suggestion is to deconstruct the cake. Rip it a part into roughly 1 inch cubes, put it into a square or rectangular pan, and then pour the glaze over it. To serve, spoon it out into bowls, add a scoop of icecream on top and viola, you have a desert you’d pay $4.99 for at a restaurant.

  • Phil LeDuc Jun 6, 2008

    R.I.P. and hope that someday someone will start a “Kevin Levin Memory” site. I think you’re a goner unless you’ve amassed a large number of brownie point credits.

    Best wishes –

  • Phil LeDuc Jun 6, 2008

    On the other hand, maybe you can make it into a kind of desert sloosh.


  • Heather Jun 6, 2008

    Did you try to take it out of the pan before it was completely cooled?
    No matter. Jim’s suggestion above is a good one– how many people are you having for dinner? Do you have custard cups or some big goblets for each person? Put cake + glaze + fresh berries of some kind in each one. You could even add whipped cream if you have it.

    Chocolate glaze recipe:

    Alternatively, you could bake another one if you have enough time… but it’s already after 5pm EST, so I’m guessing that option is out… Best of luck!

  • Kevin Levin Jun 6, 2008

    I thought I waited until it was completely cool, but perhaps it wasn’t. We are going to slice it up, which should do the trick. The best part of this whole ordeal were the chunks at the bottom of the pan that never made it home, but instead ended up in my stomach. Sooo Goood! Thanks for all of your help.

  • Phil LeDuc Jun 6, 2008

    Re my second comment above: That should be “dessert”. (I really can spell.)

  • Brooks Simpson Jun 7, 2008

    Glad to see you’re still alive.

  • Kevin Levin Jun 7, 2008

    Brooks, — Well, I think I was needed to help out with our yard sale today, but since we finished I’ve been feeling uneasy. (LOL)

  • border Jun 9, 2008

    You could decorate it with plastic Civil War soldiers, cannons and such, and call it “The Crater.”

  • David Levin Jun 9, 2008

    or maybe, you could just call your brother who was an Executive Chef of over 10 hotels to fix your problem. No offense intended for those other suggestions.

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