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STOP-PRESS [Mar. 23rd, 2013|11:17 pm]
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Exclusive new episode of All The Terrible Cakes!
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This Coffe and Walnut Cake with coffee icing and praline bits (om nom praline) failed in the opposite manner to last week's disastrous Red Velvet, in that it tastes perfectly good, it is just Everything Else that is wrong.

I accidently nudged the thermoneter dial from 160o up to Maximum while keeping watch over a pan of praline and within five minutes the top layer of cake became a little ... incinerated. But! That layer was cut off and everything was perfectly fine, though the loss of the crust meant that the icing got rather crumby. As you may be able to see.

Sometimes my cooking does bother me, but I think over time I've come to view it as equivalent to any other moderatly expensive and occaisionally wasteful hobby. (Which is a postive thing! That sounds really bad when I put it like that.) But then, as Cabin Pressure showed me very quickly, I do have rather a lot in common with Arthur, and the ability to create Surprising Rice and Fizzy Yoghurt (recipe for the latter: yoghurt+time) is perhaps one of those points of similarity. :P
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[User Picture]From: littlered2
2013-03-23 11:20 pm (UTC)
Goodness. It does look tasty, though! And you get lots of nice crumbs to eat.

I love your cooking. Don't let it bother you! You make nice things.
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[User Picture]From: helle_d
2013-03-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
It tasted better than it looked!
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[User Picture]From: littlered2
2013-03-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
It looks nice! So I bet it tasted great.
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[User Picture]From: frith_in_thorns
2013-03-23 11:22 pm (UTC)
You are a very lovely Arthur.
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[User Picture]From: highfantastical
2013-03-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
I WANT TO EAT THAT CAKE RIGHT NOW

which for so many, many reasons cannot happen, but, want. WANT.
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[User Picture]From: helle_d
2013-03-23 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, that is a positive response.
I am sorry for your lack of cake!
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[User Picture]From: highfantastical
2013-03-23 11:44 pm (UTC)
I ate half a pear poached in white wine FOR LUNCH which was amazing so I really have no cause of justified complaint.

yeah i could eat that whole cake in a night it sounds so good except damn, nut allergy and different cities and not even mine
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[User Picture]From: helle_d
2013-03-23 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, white wine poached pear. WANT is the right phrase.
I think pears are my favourite fruit. They are so sweet and tender and delicious!
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[User Picture]From: littlered2
2013-03-23 11:50 pm (UTC)
My parents had a dinner party this afternoon and we had pear poached in red wine!
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[User Picture]From: highfantastical
2013-03-23 11:51 pm (UTC)
is it weird that that was just, like, my lunch?
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[User Picture]From: littlered2
2013-03-23 11:52 pm (UTC)
No, it's excellent! And, really, it seems a fairly quick, low-effort thing - why not have it for lunch?
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[User Picture]From: highfantastical
2013-03-23 11:54 pm (UTC)
Recently I tend to cook a little round about 4 in the morning, perhaps twice a week, so I had half left over, not being quite capable of eating an entire wine-soaked pear in the early morning. Hence lunch. But it is easy to do!
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[User Picture]From: hedge_backwards
2013-03-24 02:40 am (UTC)
Cake, I miss cake... That is all.

(I also miss alcohol, E, why do you insist on posting about all the Victuals That Are Currently Unavailable?)
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[User Picture]From: helle_d
2013-03-24 11:43 pm (UTC)

When you get nebackck, you may have a party of rum and ginger wine and coffee cake if you so wish. What kind of foods HAVE you been eating anyway?

Edited at 2013-03-24 11:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: parrot_knight
2013-03-24 03:28 am (UTC)
This cake triumphs over adversity.
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[User Picture]From: helle_d
2013-03-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
It has nobly risen up above its circumstances!
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