Sometimes printed recipes can be so hard to follow. The steps aren’t clearly assembled and not how I’m used to organizing the instructions. I know it’s my fault though. I need to slow myself down and take a few minutes to read the recipe completely before I start. But I get so excited that I admit, sometimes I don’t do that.
Why am I blubbering on about this? Because this lovely pumpkin chiffon cake fell before I had a chance to get my s**t together. I followed the assembly to a tee and baked it perfectly. But I failed to read ahead and see that I needed to invert the pan onto a skinny necked bottle. Which I did not have prepared and could not find right away! By the time I figured something out, my poor cake fell.
On the bright side, the cake was still quite tasty. It just had a little more density in the middle than I’m sure it’s supposed to. Lesson learned I guess. Now I’ll be more likely to read ahead and make sure I’m better prepared. Have you ever committed this baking sin? And if so, how bad were the results?