Thursday, July 8, 2010

my creative space

Thank you for all the great suggestions after the toddler + eggs incident! It eventually occurred to me, though, that given I needed to use otherwise wasted eggs, I could easily justify an experiment.

The last (and only) time I tried to make a sponge cake ended in disaster when I tried to remove it from the tin (visualise a large, deep handprint right in the middle of the cake and you get the idea...). So when this attempt made it successfully from the tin to the plate, we were already ahead!
The slicing and filling of the cake also worked!
While the tasting suggested that it might not win anything at the next Melbourne Show (a tad chewy - maybe left in the oven a minute too long?), it seemed to soften up over a few hours after being filled. I now think sponge cakes are not as scary as I thought, and I might start experimenting with some other recipes* and see how things progress!

Much creative excellence can be found at Kirsty's place, including some very cool giraffes from Pippiwillow, number 3 on the list!

* This one is Allan's Easy Sponge Cake from Everyday Cooking, the sequel to Everyday in the Kitchen, and very nearly as brilliant!

8 comments:

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I'm not a sponge cake kind of girl (cooker or eater) but this look the part. Well done of conquering your fear!

Amanda said...

Never attempted a spongecake but yours looks delish! Great job..

ecoMILF said...

I've never made a spongecake either... definitely something I'd like to try. Is it similar to angel food cake? We used to make those a lot when I was a kid. Looks delicious! xo m.

Gina said...

It WAS delicious! Myvturn to try one next.

Kylie said...

Well done - I am a failure when it comes to cooking a spounge (CWA would send me to the hills and tell me to NEVER return) Well done - it looks great:)

Morrgan said...

Congrats on the success! I'm not much of a sponge cake baker, but my mom is a master. Her special trick is to fill them the night before eating, to make a nice moist cake. =)

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Hey! How very kind are you!???? And clever - you made a hand print-less sponge! I've never even tried and I dont think I will. I'd definitely give eating it a go though! How's the 'cucumber' today? Thanks for your lovely compliment Dillpickle. Peta xo

Sally said...

Great sponge cake!!! What an inspired idea. Brilliant.