Just something that hit me as funny

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Just something that hit me as funny
Tue, 08-24-2004 - 8:41am

OK, your wedding day reception became a total storm front wash out.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2003
Wed, 08-25-2004 - 1:23am
Well, the happy couple is supposed to freeze the top layer

and enjoy it on their first anniversary. Wrapped tightly in

plastic wrap it can generally survive for that first year. So

clearly a person could wrap more than that, if freezer space


I remember someone talking about a 'dump cake' that was

made up largely of stale cake crumbs. This story was from

a restaurant setting, and new cakes were crafted using the

old ones.

Trifles are fun. Layered desserts using cake, pudding and


Bread pudding could be part cake. Reduce sugar accordingly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2003
Wed, 08-25-2004 - 1:40am
I found a site that talks about what to do with leftover cake

crumbs or actual cake.


Chocolate Angel Food Dessert. They make a chocolate cake,

lining the pan with white cake crumbs, then half of the cake

batter, another layer of cake crumbs and finally the last of

the chocolate cake batter. Chill for six hours and top with

whipped cream.

For the Grasshopper Cake, they line the pan with pieces of

chocolate cake and pour over it a creamy green mint topping.

In the Banana Cream Cheese Dessert, they basically make a

cheesecake, using cake crumbs for the base.

Oooh, they make spice cookies out of white or yellow cake

crumbs. Also a couple of oatmeal cookies using some crumbs.

And finally, they make a coffee cream cake, which is cake

crumbs, a pudding layer with coffee granules in it, and a

cream topping.

Torte recipes sometimes substitute cake crumbs for part of the

flour to achieve a moister result. I found that at parenthood.com

where they have a recipe called drunk monk that uses 1 1/2

cups of cake crumbs. I'm including that recipe and the tips for

making cake crumbs.


1 1/2 cups fine dry spongecake crumbs*

1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, grated

1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves

6 eggs, separated

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup dry red wine

2 tablespoons cold water

grated rind 1 lemon

2 tablespoons sugar


Combine crumbs, chocolate, and cloves. Beat egg white with half of the sugar till stiff, beat egg yolks with the other half of the sugar till light and fluffy. Fold beaten egg whites into beaten yolks alternately with crumb mixture. Pour batter into generously buttered, lightly flour-dusted 8-inch Gugelhupf or tube pan.

Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F) 50 minutes or until cake tests done. Dust top of cake with flour. Invert pan over a warmed ovenproof plate with an upturned rim, and let cake stand until cool. Gently remove pan. Simmer together wine, water, lemon rind, and 2 tablespoons sugar about 5 minutes or until well blended. Spoon mixture over cake. Heat cake in slow overn (250 degrees. F) about 5 minutes to help it soak up the mulled wine. Let cake rest overnight before serving so it further absorbs the wine.

*Cake or Spongecake Crumbs: Torte recipes sometimes substitute cake crumbs for part of the flour to achieve a moister result. Save leftover spongecake or torte crusts--or a whole cake that's baked too badly to be worth filling and frosting--and let it dry out completely. If you have a blender, run the cake in it until you have fine crumbs. No blender? Wrap the cake in a clean dish towel and go over it with a rolling pin until the crumbs are fine. No leftover cake? Substitute fine, dry bread crumbs; they're almost as good.

Enjoy! Yyletha

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2003
Wed, 08-25-2004 - 2:50pm

Someone actually has leftover cake? We made sure we kept the top layer for our anniversary. Maybe it was that party wandering in from the other side of the country club that helped us eat all that cake, LOL!

True story - happened to someone getting married in Australia (friend of a friend). The very outgoing bride was marrying a very conservative banker at the rather picturesque country home they shared. She, ever the romantic, had the brilliant idea that she was going to arrive in a horse-drawn carriage from town (it is, after all, bad luck to be seen in your gown by the groom before the ceremony). My friend, ever the one for punctuality (she's an architect/engineer)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 08-26-2004 - 7:39am

Yes, I am aware of the "door stop" tradition, using the top layer for the first anniversary of the couple..ROFLOL.

I was just in a nutty mood after the long drive home, realizing that even I didn't get the time to get any cake, but rather started the trip back after a grand soaking from when the tarp just finally let go, as we were getting things cleaned up outside from the heavy downpours.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 08-26-2004 - 10:33pm

Not such a good idea, huh?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 09-02-2004 - 5:36am
I make bread pudding with leftover cake.


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 09-05-2004 - 1:27pm

There ya go!