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Simpson's Doughnut Cake

A while ago I bought the doughnut silicon cake pan set from Avon.  I knew for sure that I would make a Simpson's Doughnut cake for Mr. T's next birthday. Miss E was quite excited about the idea too and wanted to keep it a surprise for him.  He did know about but was playing along until Miss E told him anyway.  "Secrets are for telling." as she tells me.

 I baked the cake yesterday evening, when it came time to releasing the cake from the pans it was a big mess.  I assumed that I didn't need to grease the silicon pans, WRONG!  Half the cake was left in the pan.  Reluctantly I had to make another one.  I begged Mr. T to go out and get more eggs and butter.  Fortunately our convenience store was just closing and he was able to sneak in to buy the ingredients without having to leave the building.  Phew!

The cake was made from the Perfect Chocolate cake recipe (half recipe).  Filling was the icing from same recipe.  The cake was covered in a peanut butter cream icing to give it the same colouring as the Simpson doughnut.  Pink fondant for the doughnut icing with fondant sprinkles.  It was Miss E's idea for it to say Happy Birthday Timbits.  I was a tad anal about how the "sprinkles" were to go on so she gave up helping me on that fairly quickly.  Instead I let her go crazy with the metallic dragees on the base board, which hopefully made up for it.

 We went to the Lone Star for a late lunch with Mr. T's parents to celebrate his birthday.  When they brought out the cake they had him put on this very stylin' hat.

Lately, it's been pretty rare that I get to enjoy the fruits of my labour and more importantly get a picture of what the cake looks like once you cut into it.  It was quite delicious if I do say so myself.  The peanut butter and chocolate combination never fails!


  1. Wowza! That looks fabulous!!
    Sorry about the initial sticking problem. I never thought to mention it to a cake pro (or maybe I was embarrassed to admit it) but I made that same mistake with my first try in that pan :( Actually kinda glad to know it wasn't just me


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