The Pink Velour Cake Award!
Long-time readers will recall my attempts at making red velvet cake, which resulted in the affectionately nicknamed pink velour cake.
Exhibit A: Crap on a Cake Plate
This week’s recipient is my sister’s friend and coworker, Liz, for her amazing expanding meatloaf. Behold…
As I understand it, the meatloaf had a sort of allergic reaction to the topping- swelling up like spray insulation. It seems this particular meatloaf recipe involves Grape Nuts cereal and those little nuggets can expand mighty fast. Do you remember those little capsules we got as kids- you’d drop them into hot water and ten minutes later have a dinosaur shaped sponge? Kind of like that, only apparently quite delicious. (Which I totally believe… because the recipe has THREE POUNDS OF MEAT in it- how can that NOT be scrumptious???)
Anywho- mazel tov, Liz! You are our very first Pink Velour Cake Award winner!
Want to nominate yourself or someone you know for a Pink Velour Cake Award? Just send an email describing the dish, what went wrong, any hilarioius hijinks associated with the creation of the dish, and (preferably) a photo of the disaster in jpeg format. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. LL&VT reserves the right to reject entries that are boring, sucky, or appear to have been sent by Republicans.
**LL&VT would like to remind you that this award does not come with any cash value, prizes, or any other redeeming qualities. The Pink Velour Cake Award is not suitable for résumés. LL&VT is not liable for any injuries or damages incurred while celebrating this award with alcohol consumption.