Meredith's sense of humor is way worse than mine: he is more raunchy, rude, potty-minded, inappropriate, and just plain bad.So you can imagine how terrible we can be when we hang out. We sort of egg each other on to a place where nothing is too sacred to be made fun of in the worst way possible. So I tried to make a cake that would be tasty yet tasteless enough to be worthy of Captain Inappropriate.
April 27, 2006
Occasion: Meredith's birthday
Name of Cake: Explosion! Anus!
Constituents: Devil's Food Cake baked as a bundt
Basic Powdered Sugar Icing
Rocky road fudge packed into the center of the bundt
Raspberries for embellishment
I didn't have my camera when I made this cake, so you'll just have to wait until the film gets developed. In the meantime, use that imagination--it might not be lost yet!
I got this idea whilst getting an acupuncture treatment, so blame it on the needles if you turn up your nose at my creation.
I was worried that I'd overfill the bundt pan so I made 5 little cakelettes, and they were yummy. This was the first time I'd made the Devil's Food Cake recipe from The Book, and it's a keeper.
The bundt cake = anal sphincter
Embarassingly enough, I had the most trouble with the freaking icing. You would think that powdered sugar and water, essentially, would be an EASY thing to make, but I found a way to mess it up. I wanted a really thin icing--more like a glaze, really--so I kept adding more and more water to it. Oh, and a couple of tablespoons of cream, don't ask me why. And of course, my achnemesis showed up: The Curdler. I don't know how the little shit found me this time.
So I sort of painted on the icing, which kind of worked, and since it was grainy looking anyway, that actually made it better.
grainy white icing = Candida? Or, something a little more spoogy? You be the judge.
The fudge recipe was super crazy easy. And even though the recipe called for chilling the fudge for 2 hours in the refrigerator, I shoved the cake in the freezer while I made the fudge, and as I packed the stuff into the middle of the cake (sphincter) the fudge started firming up real fast. I've got a pan of extra fudge sitting on the kitchen table. Good chocolatey flavor, creamy fudgy texture.
rocky road fudge = diarrhea with undigested food
I topped it of with a few well-placed raspberries. Tasty little tartlings.
raspberries = hemorrhoids
Needless to say, mission accomplished.