My friends and I are having our annual Cake Day on June 29, and I thought it would be fun to have a virtual Cake Day with Home Cooking crew...because Cake Day is one of the happiest days of the year!
I'm thinking there are two ways to participate:
1. Hold your own Cake Day with friends at your place on the 29th. Gather some like minded bakers and spend the day baking, decorating and eating cakes. For kitchens with a single oven, a comfortable number of people/cakes is probably 4. For kitchens with double ovens, it's double that, though it really helps to have a second mixer and baking station. It's helpful to pick cakes that don't have multi-stage prep, though we've had people bring cakes partially or fully done. Having friends bring extra cake pans and cooling racks is important.
2. Bake a cake yourself on the 29th to share in spirit with the Home Cooking board.
In either case, make sure to take pictures of the finished cake, as well as a slice of the cake so we can all see the inside, too! Post the photos and descriptions on this thread for all to see.
If you're doing option 1, make sure you have parchment and cake boxes for people to take pieces of all the different cakes home. We've found it works best to cut a slice of each cake and pass the slices around for everyone to sample, and then divvy up the remainder of the cakes for the take home boxes.
(Description of last year's day here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/853324)
Don't know if this will fly, but let's have a go! I hope lots of you will join in. :o)