Learning from Mistakes

Not the Brightest Bulb in the Chandelier


I picked this pan because when it’s greased well, the cake will come right out with a lovely pattern.

I admit it.  I wanted a few oohs and ahhs today.  No, it’s not ALL about me…but still. 

So I made sure every crevice of this pan was well buttered.

Then I set it aside, preheated the oven, and started measuring out ingredients.

First, the streusel topping.

Brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, allspice, butter, almonds, salt…mmm…sounds good, doesn’t it?

I was already envisioning it.

The gorgeous, slightly crispy, sweet streusel topping is always my favorite part of any coffee cake.


Wait a minute.

Streusel topping.

Yes?  And?

But…Jayne…you will be inverting that pretty bundt pan.

The topping will become the bottoming.

Dang it.

Where’s my 9” springform pan?…mumble mumble mumble…..

2 thoughts on “Not the Brightest Bulb in the Chandelier

  1. Ah, now, see, if I was a brighter chandelier bulb, Id have done one or the other – the plastic wrap or the fridge. But, no. I stuck the pan in a deeper bowl with hot water and a bit of dish soap and let it soak, then this morning I wiped it out. Next time (because there probably will be a next time), Ill try to remember to cover the pan with plastic. Im trying to keep my baking of cakes and that sort of thing to a minimum, so who knows when Id be baking a cake again. Thanks for the ideas!

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