I read this in the morning paper:
“The Bundt cake, the one with the hole in it, is an American icon. And simple to create: remove from the oven, invert on a plate, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze and serve. If you’ve got magic in the batter and can bake a cake that’s representative of Arizona (or your state), enter the ‘Bundts Across America’ national bake-off contest.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Nordic Ware, creator of the Bundt pan, is hosting the contest for home bakers. For a better chance of winning you might want to look at the Bakery Classes in Delhi to ensure you bring your A game to the competition. Entries will be judged on originality, taste, texture, how closely the recipe reflects the baker’s home state and visual appearance.
Budnt pants are available in different fluted shapes, such as cathedral,a rose, a star, a sunflower and for the holidays, a wreath.
One winner will be chosen from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. From the first-round winners, 10 will be chosen as finalists for the national award. The prize? A party for 50 hosted by Nordic Ware, with Bundt cakes for the dessert and $1,000 in Nordic Ware products.
Enter recipes and an essay on why your cake best represents Arizona between May 1 to Sept. 1. Entry forms and guidelines can be viewed at www.nordicware.com.”
Bring it. I can bake off like the best of the domestic queens. Now, the real question is, what bundt cake best represents Arizona?
I’ll take all the advice you’re willing to give. And then of course share some recipes of my own. What would you bake for your state? Give me your most creative suggestions and one will be randomly selected for a fabuloso culinary prize. Entries close April 25th at 4 pm Arizona time.
To the kitchen!