In the end, it turns out that at the best parties, you just don’t have time to take pictures of your painstakingly planned decorations and snacks.
At the best parties, all of your pictures are full of the smiling kid instead of bunting and streamers. (Though the cake did QUITE resemble the insPINation, if I do say so myself.)
And at the best parties, the guest of honor lasts the whole time, through cake and presents and the presentation of hamminess, and finally drifts off, still in her party dress.
I made an “Easter” (read: excuse for using all of the sprinkles and food coloring in the house) cake with Fruity Pebbles in it (read: I am an AWESOME and NUANCED chef) and just realized—
Cereal. There’s cereal in and around it.
Therefore this cake may be resurrected as breakfast in a totally legit fashion.
If you’ve been following along at home, KNOW THIS.
Seven to eight hours is indeed too long to microwave a cake. Seven MINUTES is long enough to start the whole thing smoking and incite a half hour of frantic fanning with a dish towel praying “Please not the fire department AGAIN please please.”
Three minutes. You can microwave half a box of cake mix in a bowl in the microwave in three minutes.
Now isn’t THAT the most dangerous news you’ve ever heard?
Oh, and since it’s Easter, I suppose it’s a ReBirthday Cake.
(Confession though, I think I might be too old for fake pink frosting. It’s kind of…muchtoomuch? I never thought I’d see the day. This might have to go across the hall to the nice MP.)
So how long should i microwave this cake for? Like seven, eight hours?
This is clearly one of the best ideas I’ve had in recent memory.
Look out Tang-era housewives. Immabout to make a mess.
Now the question: is it possible to make cake in a microwave? I’m sure there’s a Joy of Touch Button Cooking around here somewhere…
What am I saying, I’m sure I’ve had worse ideas. This should probably happen.
(Vegan retrofit: 1/4 c. applesauce, a pinch of baking powder, and 1 tsp. oil makes 1 egg. Magic.)