Donut. Cake. Awesome?
July 9, 2010 6:44 PM Subscribe
Need your help. Need equal parts creativity, kitchen panache and engineering skill.
posted by jbickers to food & drink (40 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
So we're in a contest to make the best possible cake out of ... donuts. We can use other ingredients, but the primary base of the cake is going to be two dozen glazed donuts, hacked/sliced/configured however we so desire.
My plan is to make a donut bundt cake - donuts placed on their sides, side-by-side, around a bundt cake ring. Slices would be made down the midway point of each donut, so that the top of each slice is the bottom half of one donut, and vice versa.
But here's my challenge: I need some sort of awesome binding agent to hold them together, as well as some innovative way to get some substance (cherry pie filling? whipped cream?) into the long tunnel that will be created by the donut holes pushed up against one another in a ring.
So, hive mind, what's the thing to do here? How can I make this the most awesome donut cake in the history of the phrase "donut cake"? And alternately, if I'm traveling down some sort of dead-end road with my insistence on a bundt structure, what would you do instead?