the Doomcake

Leave a comment

19 January, 2013 by shortcaked

I like cake.  You probably like cake too.  Most people like cake; there’s not really anything about it not to like, unless you’re trying to actually make it past month one on a New Year’s Resolution and are beating your head against the wall over the fat/sugar/calories/death.

My dad takes love of cake to a new level.

To be fair; he loves all desserts to the extreme.  But whenever I make a cake it has to have a layer of THIS and a layer of THAT and if it doesn’t have a layer of SOMETHING ELSE, he makes sure to add it in when he takes his piece (this last one mostly applies to ice cream, which I have never even attempted to put in a cake).  For his birthday, I decided (partially out of spite) to make him the ultimate cake– and the Doomcake was born.

look at those layers!

look at those layers!

Don’t mind the crappy phone-photos; I’m a little limited in my photographic resources at the moment (read: I can’t remember where I put my camera down.  It’s in the house, I know it is.)  From bottom to top, the cake reads as follows: chocolate chip cookie, buttercream frosting, angel foodcake, butterscotch pastry cream, cake, pastry cream, peaches, cake, buttercream.  The only really intense thing about the process was the prep and assembly; I’ll post the chocolate chip cookie recipe at a later date (they’re otherworldly good, you’ll want them), but everywhere else I pretty much cheated.  The pastry cream is pretty standard, flavoured with a box of butterscotch pudding mix.  The buttercream is just buttercream.  And the cake (shhh) came out of a box, because I didn’t want to use all of my family’s eggs just for the whites.  (Permanent mental note: start keeping carton egg whites in the house, for situations just like this one.)

There it is!  Doomcake.  Expect more exciting process-overviews, quirkier stories, and (inevitably) better photography in the weeks to come.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Get email updates when new content is posted!

Goodreads

ginger, lemon & spice

discovering culture & food of the world

Top of the Guac

Sharing my love of avocados, nyc, and all of it's crazy residents

Of All Tastes

A cooking journey, one recipe at a time

theinfinitedesireforwandercrust

Inner monologue of a girl and her never ending envy of Anthony Bourdain's lifestyle and career.

My So Called Foodie Life

All things food, with a dash of opinion, a pinch of photography and a sprinkle of life...

At Home With Love

Discovering the joy in making a home, nurturing my family and living life intentionally.

living in a book and out of a suitcase

Just another WordPress.com site

radmagiclove

Just another WordPress.com site

Pennies on the Run

Living Fit and Fabulous on a Tight Budget

The Domestic Man

Gluten-free & Paleo-friendly recipes, inspired by traditional & international cuisines. New recipes every Tuesday.

Life of Sporky

Australian Carer, Traveller, Foodie and Mental Health Advocate.

Papaya Pieces

homemade cooking + travels

Overtime Cook

...because most of us don't have all day to spend in the kitchen!

Onions and Chocolate

There are few ingredients that don't mix well with one or the other

bakearama

Wannabe baker extraordinare

Homemade Delish

With creativity and imagination you can style anything to your taste

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated

%d bloggers like this: