OK, so I made a really beautiful cake but what good is it if it doesn’t really taste great. Too bad for us.
Cecelia requested a Hummingbird Cake.
I used a recipe from Scott Peacock of Watershed Restaurant in Atlanta, someone I consider to be a reliable source. And the recipe is all over the internet. Sometimew using pecans and sometimes walnuts. I went with the walnuts.
Possible causes for the lack of results:
The pineapple was super juicy–maybe too much liquid?
The bananas weren’t ripe enough. Has anyone found a ripe banana in a market lately. I called all over town and there were none. I tried putting them in a paper bag with an apple over night. Maybe it helped a little but not enough.
The cake was well pulled away from the sides of the pan and the center was still not done?????
I think I’ll cross this one off my list.


Cecelia’s Birthday Cake — 5 Comments

  1. Flavor was wonderful! Texture was off. Brian says he made a banana cake once that had the same problem, so maybe your instincts about that are right. Anyway, thanks for the perfect dinner and great company!

  2. That’s a shame, Still, it’s the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen. (are the flowers edible?)

  3. It is a beautiful one. Too bad it did not live up to your expecatations.
    Sometimes I wonder how those pretty things we see famous people make will taste when I try to replicate.
    I am sure Cecilia appreciated your work of art.

  4. You tried so hard. It looks beautiful. Happens to everyone now and then. A for effort and presentation.