[OMG This is so freaking scary] Doll Bundt
I Like Big Bundts - Day #11We are on Day #11 of I Like Big Bundts 3. My crazy 30 day marathon of Bundts.
Um, today's bundt freaks me out.
If you read my blog, you may know a few things about me. I love the bundt cake, UCLA, George Clooney, fuyu persimmons...and I'm totally afraid of dolls. Dolls flat-out scare me...I think they come alive in the middle of the night and try to kill you...or do bad things like steal one of your socks, add calories to your body so you never lose weight, and want to hurt you in a very bad and painful way. Yes, I am very scarred by the Twilight Zone.
Growing up, I was all about the stuffed animal toy. Bears, koalas, baby seals, Hello Kitty...all types of plush toys and never a doll. I know some of you LOVE dolls and may think bundt is cute, but it was totally frightening for me to make. So scary, I knew I couldn't do it alone! I invited my friend JustJenn over for moral and piping support.
This uses HALF a doll. What?! Yes, you don't have to cut off legs (that would have been so traumatic)...Wilton sells these "doll picks". Oh, how I screamed when I opened the Amazon box. I'm still recovering from that. (That's JustJenn providing some modesty)
Where did the idea come from? Oh, that's another great story. Last year, I got an email from Dulcey, a librarian and master beader from Minnesota. Dulcey visited the Nordic Ware factory store (one of the benefits of living in Minnesota) and had a conversation with the staff. In the course of the casual conversation, she said "my friend" celebrated the bundt with I Like Big Bundts. We've never met. When she was leaving the store, the sale person ran over with a book (Bundt Entertaining), put it into her hands and said, "Please give this to your friend!" Dulcey described this to me in an email, and I responded...you are my best friend forever! When I picked up the book at the post office, it fell to the Doll Bundt page. I almost passed out laughing and cringing, right there in the post office (oh, the things the poor postal staff must see every day). Thanks Dulcey for the great bundt book...and for being my new BFF.
JustJenn came over to pipe clothes on a naked half-doll. You know, your regular Sunday morning. JustJenn recently went to a Wilton Food Blogger Workshop, and was a piping queen. She did such a great job! Thanks so much Jenn! Edible candy pearls top the dress.
JustJenn popped her on the front seat of her mini-van and drove through the Starbucks drive-thru. The staff cracked up. I'm still sleeping with the lights on.
I hope you are planning to make a bundt to celebrate National Bundt Day on November 15th. Tomorrow, I promise to post submission info. Also, you don't need to have a blog to participate, and I mail the custom-made button internationally. I'll post a round up of the awesome bundts made in celebration. Here's a look at last year's collection! See you tomorrow for another Bundt! - mary the food librarian
Recap of I Like Big Bundts 3:
Day #1: Buttercake Bakery's Marble Bundt Cake
Day #2: Lemon Bliss Bundt
Day #3: Double-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Ganache Glaze
Day #4: Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Glaze
Day #5: Gingery Pumpkin Breakfast Bundt
Day #6: Maida Heatter's Budapest Coffee Cake Bundt
Day #7: Dark Chocolate Bundt
Day #8: Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day #9: Apple Spice Bundt
Day #10: Pumpkin Spice Bundt
Bundt Pan: Chrysanthemum Bundt Pan