Thursday, February 11, 2010

um...excuse me? miss? yeah...can i get these in big-girl sizes?

** maybe not a 'baking FAIL', but definitely a baking giggle.**

In my attempt to do something Valentiney for my students today (and then later, for the men in this house on Sunday), I went to my handy-dandy cake site and found where someone had made heart shaped cupcakes....without investing in an expensive pan.

Yes, folks, this lady went on and on about how easy it was to do...all you had to do was put a marble (or a balled up piece of aluminum foil) between the cupcake paper and the tin....while baking it would keep the tin from being a complete circle, thus making "the perfect heart shaped cupcake".

No...those are not mine...those are the ones from the site.

These.....were mine:

You know...if you tilt your head to the left a little? They kind of look like little Packmen attacking those evil marbles!!

Everyone got a chuckle from these....I do believe that they might look right if a) I fill up the tins higher with batter next time and b) I actually get them frosted.

Goofy looking cupcakes did not deter the boys in my family from snarfing them I'm assuming they were good. I might actually try this know...'cause now, those perfect ones? Yeah. They are just mocking me.

**Grabbing something quick because I forgot to actually eat breakfast this morning.**

Yes. That is corn soup.
In a can.
That I bought at the vending machine near my class.
And yes. It was pretty hot. (In heat, not flavor...ew.)
No. It wasn't really disgusting. It was actually sort of tasty...but I was really hungry, so that might have affected my opinion.
Bet you didn't know Coca Cola was also working the soup angle!


smalltownmom said...

(Vans makes some flamingo shoes.)

Janet said...

corn soup! I miss that. Also, the ramen with ground pork. Gah. So GOOD!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I never thought that marble thing would really work.

You could hang those shoes from your rearview mirror!

sherry said...

I also chuckled at your heart-shaped cupcakes. I wonder if frosting could redeem them? Let us know.

Nanc Twop said...

Just glad to know you didn't lose your marbles doing all that.



jan in nagasaki said...

i saw the flamingo vans USED at a shop... one pair, not in your size... and i thought lovingly of you!!!!

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

Hope your Valentines was Wonderful!!

hulagirlatheart said...

You know, with a little yellow frosting and fake eyes, those could be baby chick cupcakes for Easter.

PS-I have the Vans with flamingos. Very fun.