Thursday, March 22, 2007

A word to the wise

Last night I started making this cake for my roommate's birthday party we're throwing tomorrow night.

She loves all things Hawaiian/tropical so I thought this coconut cake with lemon curd filling would be perfect. While I probably won't be making this cake again any time soon (it took about 2 hours to get the cakes and filling made...and about 6 bowls!), it did teach me one invaluable tip of cake baking that I will use from now on. The recipe told me to butter and flour each pan and then line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper.

Why has no one ever told me this before!?!?! The cakes came out easily and PERFECTLY! No longer will I get that scary/sinking feeling when I invert my cake and wait feverishly for that satisfying thump of the whole cake falling together out of the pan.
Try it next time you'll thank me.


Matt and Kathy said...

I will definitely do that next time I make a cake, but how would you suggest I use the technique on bundt cake?

Katie said...

Yeah, that won't work on a bundt. The best thing I've found for bundt cakes it to get the really good cooking spray from Williams and Sonoma. Totally overpriced, but totally worth it when your fancy bundt all comes out well.

Anth said...

Thanks for the tip!

And I can blame a trip to W&S on you!

Btw, how is your sister doing???

Elle said...

Ooooh, that is a FABULOUS idea with the parchment paper!!!! I can't believe i have never heard of that or thought of it!! I will definitely be doing that from now on!!! You are the BEST!!!

Allison said...

can we get the recipe?