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Saturday, December 19, 2009

baking fail.

As of this weekend, I am officially retiring from baking. as my mom kindly just pointed out, "Maybe desserts aren't really your thing." Thanks mom.

It started out innocently enough - I really wanted to make some fudge yesterday on my day off. I had all the ingredients, and I have been known to follow a recipe pretty well. So I make the fudge, it tastes good, i set it aside to set up. 4 hours later - fudge soup. 8 hours later - still pretty darn mushy. i figure i'll throw it in the fridge overnight? nope, still mush. freezer? hard for about 4 minutes until it warms up above 40 degrees, then immediately softens. boo. so now we have some pretty tasty/incredibly rich hot fudge sauce type concoction that can only be eaten with a spoon!

then, tonight, Pia and I went to our buddy Michelle's house for some gingerbread house building. i will start out by fully admitting and embracing that i have ZERO artistic/creative bones in my body. but witness the outcome of my efforts:


Pretty cute, right? it's standing, decorated, fairly ghetto.

But here is what happened on the ride home:

Of course, sabotage cannot be totally ruled out, as Pia was in charge of safeguarding the houses on the way home - hers magically made it without any problems while mine "accidentally" collapsed. sure P.

7 comments:

Pia said...

I can't help it that I build a more architecturally sound building then you do... I tried to save it but too many walls were slipping.

Laurie said...

1. use a CANDY thermometer, not a MEAT thermometer.
2. try Ryan's tip of using a milk carton.
3. buy finished products.

Cara said...

i agree with number 3 mom!

Pia said...

4. learn some basic principles of geometry and physics.

Katie said...

i hate you all. fyi.

Meg said...

I love it! It's an ode to the hurricane katrina survivors...

Meg said...

And I'm a shitty baker too.