What a banner year it's been for Caker Cooking! I’ve heard from cakers coast-to-coast, made some apple head doll friends and even got interviewed on the CBC! I also have a line of preservatives coming out, but more on that later.
Needless to say, it was pretty hard when it came to choosing my favourite caker dishes from 2012. It's like asking me to choose between plain and rippled. Beta and VHS. Blanche and Dorothy. But I persevered and managed to narrow it down to the dishes that had me going back for thirds.
So, without further adieu, here are my five best caker recipes from 2012:
When Caker Cooking reader, Bob, sent in this recipe, I didn’t give it much thought. Then I made it. Life as I know it is now divided into two sections: pre-Tang Pie and post-Tang Pie. Best eaten frozen.
Sometimes, I forget all the crap I’ve eaten over the years. So imagine my surprise and delight when I remembered – in the midst of making it – how much I love Lemon Fluff. There’s a good four inches of foamy yellow heaven in every bite.
Perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like putting on the track pants and heading out to McDonald’s. This sauce makes any homemade burger taste that much more special. It also makes a great moisturizer.
The Battle of the Skor Bars champion! (Now there’s a sentence you don’t hear every day.) Caker Cooking reader, Carmelle, showed me the path to paradise is paved with Ritz crackers – as if there were any doubts.
And my best recipe from 2012 is…
The dish that kicked Schwartzies Hash Browns’ butt to the curb! I literally fell in love and I’m thrilled to announce that Potato Casserole and I are now expecting. If it’s a boy, we’re calling him Spud. If it’s a girl, Velveeta Louise.
Because everyone likes to trash talk, here are my five worst caker recipes from 2012:
Do stale bread cubes dipped in cheddar cheese soup sound good to you? Apparently, I missed the memo.
When a caker woman preaches, y’all need to listen, m’kay?
I thought this would look pretty. Instead, it looked like rainbow barf.
It’s not that they tasted bad. But any recipe involving icing sugar and mashed potatoes deserves to be publicly shamed. Just go get yourself some After Eight Mints and call it a day. (Silver-plated holder optional.)
And my worst caker recipe from 2012 is…
Pretty much guaranteed to send any vegetarian into the streets screaming for meat.
Come on back in January! I've got a ton of new cakery in store for 2013.
God help us all.