By Jae-Ha Kim
March 27, 2017
This is the story of a cake, a Pyrex bowl and a raccoon attack. Intrigued, aren’t you? 😛
OK, here we go: This is the cake I made for my son’s birthday. It was a special day, as almost all his favorites cousins, aunts, uncles and beloved Halmoni were able to help him celebrate.
This is my famous (in my own mind) chocolate ganache cake. It’s rich and decadent and a crowd pleaser. As always, I made the ganache frosting and wanted to set it in the fridge to thicken overnight. But this particular evening, our fridge was too full. So, I set it outside on our back deck in a sealed Pyrex bowl.
The next morning, I went to retrieve it and was surprised to see that it was gone. As in GONE!
And then, we found the bowl. It was at the bottom of our long set of stairs. The glass bowl was still hermetically sealed shut, but there were paw prints on the orange lid.
A raccoon had smelled the ganache, tried to open the lid and — probably frustrated at its inability to get at the treat — moved it to the bottom of the stairs to try to pry it open again. It failed.
Note: the glass bowl wasn’t broken. The lid wasn’t ripped, either.
FWIW, this is the same Pyrex bowl that I earlier dropped onto our granite countertop.
Well done, Pyrex. Well done.
🎵 And, not for nothing, but I chanted, “Number 9, number 9, number 9…” when I decorated the cake. Beatles fans will get the reference.
CHECK THIS OUT: I bought my 4-bowl glass set years ago — probably at Target or Bed Bath & Beyond. So, I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it. Pyrex currently is having a sale; this set will cost you $15. BTW, no one asked me to tout this brand. I’m sure Pyrex doesn’t even know who I am. Suffice it to say, though, that when a glass bowl survives a raccoon attack, it deserves a write-up! 😛
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