Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pasta Cake

For Adrienne
The original recipe calls it pasta pie, but you put it on a cake stand, it is cake. The dude and I made two because it was supposed to serve 4-6, and we had 8 coming for dinner. The first one has been served out (off my only cake stand) and thus the stand is all greazee-eyeball* and schmutzed. Yes those rigatoni are standing on end. Yes, the whole cake is rigatoni standing on end...and then stuffed with meat sauce. Each.Individual.Rigatoni.


* An Alexa-ism

12 comments:

Frances said...

I love this! It looks great--you did a really good job on this! I will have to go to that site and get the recipe! I'm sure your friends were totally dazzled!! Thanks for sharing!

staci said...

Yummm!!

Adrienne Martini said...

Thanks! And it does look great. You can't see the tedium from here.

Peggy Lee said...

EACH............INDIVIDUAL...........RIGATONI????????

OH MY!!

Denise said...

I have copied this and plan to make it next week. Looks Fab! Thanks for sharing.

marly said...

Kind of like meat stuffed manicotti only smaller and standing??? Looks good - probably tastes better!!

Alice said...

This looks so amazing! Stuffing rigatoni... all of them?!!

Jennifer said...

OMG - are you completely insane? I stuffed manicotti once. It was ridiculous. And now I con my husband into stuffing the shells when I make stuffed shells. Stuffing each individual rigatoni? No thank you.

Jenna said...

Nice, but no friggin' way. I'm not into such intricate recipes. For instance, I love baklava, but I've only made it once. Serious pain in the butt. I love pumpkin rolls, but I make them once a year, at most. I'm more of a slop it all into a pan and get it over with kind of gal.

Deb said...

Okay, this is so unusual that I just have to try it. My kids love pasta, so this will fit the bill. I hope. Or they'll think I've lost my mind when I serve it!

Susan said...

I will admire yours from afar and never attempt to make this recipe.

Colorado Stitcher said...

WOW! I hope standing and stuffing those rigatoni were worth it. Sure looks good!