Wednesday, September 3, 2008

You Pitch, I'll Bundt

[Desserts] According to an article in the Trib, Bundt cakes--those ring-shaped cakes you need to buy a special pan for--are in this season.

What I hadn't realized was that, as cake rankings go, Bundt occupies the lower echelons. According to Kathy Stephenson, Bundt cakes are considered "plain, simple" and "un-gourmet." I'd always thought that they seemed kind of glamorous--or at least that glamor was the effect the cakes were going for, even if they didn't always succeed.

In the old days, you had a cake that everybody claimed to admire, and may actually have eaten, but nobody really enjoyed it. They all stood around pretending not to notice its most prevalent feature: that gaping Freudian obscenity, the hole in its center.

Eventually, everybody became so jaded they stopped even pretending that sometimes a cake is just a cake--going so far as to draw attention to the cake's ... er, orifice by calling it filthy names.

Scroll down--seriously--for the award-winning "Tunnel of Fudge" recipe.

(Brandon Burt)

1 comment:

  1. Out with the doodle, in with the TUNNEL 'O FUDGE!!!!

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