Help! Gluten-Free Coconut – Pumpkin Spice Cake, Delicious Disaster!

Anyone who spends enough time baking and cooking in the kitchen will occasionally have



both minor and epic failures in what they are trying to achieve with each dish. Sometimes even dishes one has made dozens of times will turn out a failure for some reason or another. Fortunately even famous chefs have their ┬áless than stellar kitchen moments. Julian Child, apparently lacking the courage of her convictions, famously failed in her attempt to flip some potatoes she was browning in a pan. Chef Emeril Legasse confesses to having “blown up” a pineapple-upside-down cake he was baking for a dinner. Knowing that the most skilled of chefs and cooks have mistakes helps to ease the pain of personal kitchen disasters a tiny bit; however, the time and expense that goes into making a dish, especially a gluten-free baked item, makes the failure an economic concern as well as drag on one’s ego. Finding a way to repurpose the failure into something successful (and edible) is a sure way for a cook to turn a challenging day in the kitchen to a triumphant day. Today, I’m having one of these challenging days in the kitchen, and I’m looking for help in turning it into a triumphant day! Continue reading