April 20, 2012

National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

"A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it." - Danielle Steel

It's National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!

I've only made pineapple upside down cake once before today. It was a couple years ago, and a friend sweet-talked me into doing so. I explained to her that my oven was broken (it was calibrated totally wrong), but that didn't stop her. "Don't worry," she said. "We'll work around that," she said. Unsurprisingly, the cake didn't cook through. "We can probably just use the microwave to finish it," she said. "It'll be delicious," she said.

So we did.

And it was not.

But it was still lovely, because it was time with a friend.

Even if you're not a rock star baker, I encourage you to try something new today! Like making a pineapple upside down cake (even if it still doesn't cook all the way through).

Happy National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!