I bake, as you ummm may have figured out from reading my posts. (Side note: up soon key lime parfaits! I saw my recipe for this recently and need to make them again.) I tend to not turn on the oven much in the summer because it’s too hot. I always make an exception this weekend.
Today? My husband’s birthday.
Tomorrow? Little Miss’s birthday.
Monday? My dad’s birthday.
No one will share a cake. And they each want their own kinds. And I can’t take a half eaten cake to a birthday party for Little Miss. That adds up to four cakes in four days, just in case you’re wondering.
This afternoon, I started my efforts. Because Little Miss is having her party at a beauty salon, they don’t allow actual cake because of the mess it creates. However, they’re (for whatever reason — and I’m not questioning this!) totally cool with individual cupcakes. So I’m making ice cream cone cupcakes.
This is what I’m aiming for (pre-frosted):
But it’s not all sunshine and lemonade when I’m baking, as much as I wish it were. There was a “minor” mishap as I was checking the cupcakes’ doneness. They just about all tipped over. When they were mostly half done. This one happened to land on another one and didn’t tip all the way over. I’m thinking frosting will save it.
This one landed face down across the door of the oven. And cupcake ended up falling to the floor and all along the hinge of the door. *sigh* There’s no saving it. On the plus side, half-baked cupcakes taste pretty good. And I did forget to eat lunch today….
I also learned that trying to use a cracked cone is not a good idea. I figure it’ll taste good once frosted, even though it’s obviously not going to the party.
So what are your worst baking accidents (and no, this was by FAR not my worst)?