Catherine from Madison, WI (2018 Week 1: Cakes)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

Upside Down Cake

Give your cake a name based on the ingredients and decoration – and tell us about the origin of your recipe.

Brandy Old Fashioned Mini Bundts

Tell us about your proudest moment – or humble failure – in this week’s baking challenge.

Cake is delicious, but can’t taste any of the "special" flavors that I added.

Describe how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

The Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet is one of Wisconsin’s signature cocktails. I tried adapting a 7UP cake recipe to include brandy, orange zest and orange juice, and used maraschino cherries to create the fruit top layer. Unfortunately, I didn’t use enough of my special ingredients to bring those flavors out … although it’s still delicious

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.