August 14th, 2012
At the beginning I knew there would be some ups but mostly a lot of downs.
Remember my mention to the bunt cake massacre of 2009? Well, I give you the rainbow cupcake massacre of 2012. Visually more appealing, same ol’ mess.
I not only burnt these innocent cupcakes but I also…forgot the Pam…again.
I wish I was making this up.
1. Food colouring, oh man does it ever stain (my fingers were Ty-dyed)
2. So as you saw above I forgot the pam, I thought I was okay with the non-stick pan and all but nope. Then I burnt them (the fancy yellow mix tricked me, it looked like it was still doughy but was cooked…the extra 5 minutes did those poor rainbow cakes in)…and THEN I realized instead of pouring 255mL into the mix (one can per box) I put in 355mL. Sticky burnt paste. Oh what a glorious texture.
4. I now understand the importance of planning ahead and measuring. TIP: Pick your base colour this bowl should have more than the others, the second colour a little less. Turns out I was wrong to make all the bowls equal (see below). Sounds like a no brainier…but yes I did not anticipate this, I crossed my fingers hoped for the best…living and learning.
1. Don’t worry if things don’t turn out the way you hoped. It’s a learning experience and every mistake will get you closer to perfecting it the next time!