Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Annual Autumn Baking Fail


HELLO MY LOVELIES!



How have you been? I've been wanting to post for days now, but I haven't had a chance. My college teachers decided that they were going to assign everything at once, so I've been somewhat dying. I've also ended up in this major blogging rut- I can't come up with anything to post for some reason. I feel like all I ever do on here is ramble, and I know that has to get boring. So if you know of any particular posts you'd like to see, let me know!

Nothing too interesting has been going on around here. Just lots and lots of school, meetings, flu shots, and novel work. I'm slowly but surely getting past it all, though, which is making me happy! As long as I survive the PSAT next week, life will be good.

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So now that that's done, let's get down to business. Circle up, everybody. It's storytime.

Now, we've been over this many times before.

Baking and I do not get along. At all.

A couple of years ago, I shared my first fail on the blog. It wasn't absolutely horrible, but let's just say it was definitely a mess. I don't know what it is about autumn, but I always get an urge to bake. I blame Pinterest- there are so many cute desserts, that I'm naive enough to say, "Why not? Let's try to bake!"

I need to learn that this is not a wise decision to make.

This past weekend, life actually calmed down a bit. I had most of my schoolwork under control, and honestly I was just so tired that I didn't feel like blogging. Creativity was at a definite low. But my sisters and I had been talking about making some Halloween-themed desserts, so we decided to give it a try. After some in-depth Pinterest scrolling, we landed on a recipe that looked easy enough. Famous last words.



Simple, right? Make some brownie mix, make some cake mix, pour them in a cupcake liner, pipe on some frosting and bam, you have an awesome cupcake.

Or so we thought.


It started off pretty well. I worked on the brownie mix while my sisters worked on the cake mix. They added some orange food dye to make it nice and festive, and everything was great. I poured the brownie mix into the bottom of a cupcake liner, and then we poured the cake mix on top. It's not a hard recipe, so there shouldn't have been any problems.


(We had some extra cake batter so we decided to make some little heart cakes)

We put the cupcakes into the oven and baked them at the temperature that the recipe called for. When we pulled them out, they looked great. They had puffed up and looked really pretty- I loved the orange color! It was so autumnal and festive. We let the cupcakes cool, and once they were ready, we piped on the frosting. Decorating cupcakes is always so much fun- my sisters and I always tend to go crazy with the sprinkles!!


(Don't judge the icing, some of them are kind of messy haha. Although I'm quite proud of the one next to the bag of chocolate chips tbh.)

So everything seemed to be great. The cupcakes were beautiful. They smelled fantastic. We were all super excited to try them!


My mom cuts one open, because obviously we have to look to see how pretty the layers are. Upon cutting it, she noticed something odd.



"Guys...I don't think the brownie cooked."

We were all super confused. We baked them at the right temperature for the right time. What could have gone wrong? But sure enough, every. single. brownie. was too gooey and raw.

Like, what the heck?????

We still can't figure out what happened. Personally, I blame it on my baking curse. I'm pretty sure that I can mess up every single recipe, no matter how easy it is. Who knows? Whatever the reason, I have to say, I was pretty disappointed that the delicious brownie turned out not to be edible. -_- That should be illegal.

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Thus ends the sad story of my Saturday night. I'm still kind of bitter, really. I mean, a brownie/cupcake hybrid- what could be better??? I'll have to try and make them again sometime. Maybe bake them longer? I don't know. It's worth an experiment!

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So tell me- don't you agree that this is TRAGIC?? Can YOU bake?

40 comments:

  1. OH MAN!!!! THATS CRAZY! They all look really beautiful though! I guess next time you have got to try them before you decorate them! Loved reading this story grace!

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    1. Yeah, I guess next time I'm going to have to cut one first!! xD I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Vanessa!

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  2. Hey, at least they looked yummy! :)

    This is great! Also, I LOVE the gif at the beginning. It's soooo cute!

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. True! That's a very positive way of looking at it:)

      Thank you! Ahhhhh I loved that gif so much! It made me quite happy haha.

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  3. Also, I'm having a writing contest. Don't know if you'd be interested, but I thought I'd share! :)

    Here's the link: http://spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com/2016/10/mind-musings-writing-contest.html

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm laughing so hard cuz I was like BRO THOSE CUPCAKES LOOK AMAZING WHY IS SHE SAYING THIS IS A FAIL???!

    but dear me

    when you can't eat the brownies -- YES SIREE THAT IS A FAIL

    you poor dear xDDD But hey as I always say "it'll make a great blogpost."

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    1. XD YES YES IT IS!!!!!!!

      Honestly I was laughing so hard at this comment, Julia. Oh my goodness. X'D

      TRUE! That's kind of my motto with these lovely fails, haha!

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  5. It appears you used the "Two Sisters" brownie cupcakes recipe. Unfortunately they don't make clear that the brownie layer needs to quite a bit thinner than yours. It should be no more than 1/3 the total height of the cupcake. That amounts to about 2 tablespoons of batter for a standard size cupcake. Faulty recipe aside, it looks like you did some beautiful work. "Failure"? Maybe, but had I been there, I would have swallowed the evidence!

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    1. Ohh, that makes sense! We were wondering about the ratio, but we just kind of figured that since it was thinner than a normal brownie, it would cook. Next time, we'll have to use less batter. : )
      Thank you so much! I have to say, they did taste pretty good, lack of being cooked aside. I really appreciate your comment, Ray!

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  6. Oh my goodness this story is so sad!! They looked so beautiful!! :)
    Ellie R.
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  7. Seriously Grace Anne??? That is NOT a baking fail! I mean, did you make bread that could've split open rocks? Or cookies that tasted (and looked) like dirt? WERE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GREAT OIL SPILL OF 2013!?!?!?!? Trust me, you're a million times better at baking than I am...although that's not saying much...XD

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    1. XD HOPE I AM DEADDDD. This comment, oh my goodness. No, it's not saying much ;) But hey, I'll take what I can get!

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  8. Aww.... that's too bad, because they look beautiful and delicious in the photos! :D

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    1. Haha, well thank you, Emily! At least I've gotten the decorating part down!

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  9. Ah that sucks! I love baking. It's really fun when you find your own personal method.

    I really wanted to post some stuff over the weekend, and that *might* still happen, but my area is due for literally the worst storm in over a century this weekend…so that might not happen. It's pouring rain right now and the winds are supposed to hit late tonight, so power outages are kind of a given at this point

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    1. I always get way too stressed out with it, but it is really fun once you get into the rhythm of it.

      I hope that y'all stay safe!!!!!!!!

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  10. Awww, THAT'S SO SAD. Actually this is like a short horror story because inedible cake?!? NOOOOOO. I'm weeping for you. At least they looked absolutely gorgeous, right?!

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    1. I KNEW THAT YOU WOULD FEEL MY PAIN, CAIT. Inedible cake is the worst thing ever. BUT AT LEAST THE ICING IS PRETTY! xD

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  11. AWWW NO BROWNIES??? I FEEL FOR YOU. I honestly love baking so SO freaking much but I cannot say that I haven't had my share of ABSOLUTE FLATOUT FAILS. *sighs* But actually that is so creative what you made! (or tried?? :) I love that idea.

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    1. I love the idea, too! I really wish that they had actually worked. XD We'll have to share baking fail stories sometime, haha!

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  12. GIRL I'M TERRIBLE AT COOKING/BAKING!! I could probably burn water if I tried. But if it makes you feel better, they look absolutely beautiful!! <3

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    1. SAME. I'm glad that you relate. XD Haha, thank you! At least it was good icing practice!

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  13. Does that mean you just ate all the cupcake tops! XD Cause the 'Tops' look pretty darn FABULOUS!! <3 Sorry they didn't turn out. :'(
    XOXO

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    1. I actually did XD Hey, the cake and the icing tasted great!

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  14. Baking and I aren't compatible, either. I always say I COULD cook if I wanted to, it's just that I don't want to...but I'm pretty sure I just can't cook. I personally love gooey brownie, so I probably would have eaten those anyway ;). Ah, Pinterest. Forever deceiving us.

    Ella ~ Simply Scribbles

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    1. I SAY THE EXACT SAME THING. That's always my excuse. Pinterest spreads so many lies. It hurts my soul.

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  15. Aww thats a shame that they didnt cook well on the inside especially since they looked so beautiful on the outsie. This happened to me once but it wasnt too bad and my family were nice about it haha.

    Joanny
    imachoccakeaholic.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. AW GIRL I FEEL UR PAIN :'''( but omg they are so pretty! <3 YOU GUYS ARE FROSTING PROS.

    lotsalove,
    abbiee

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    1. EEP THANK YOU!!! <3 I love decorating the cupcakes so much. XD MAYBE NEXT TIME THEY'LL BE EDIBLE.

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  17. THEY ARE SO PRETTY. *dying* I wish they tasted as good as they looked because omg you're like a pro.

    Ha. No. I cannot bake. I tried making cookies once. They melted into one giant blog of goo. Not exactly my proudest moment. xD

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. Our icing never looks this good so I don't know what happened but I'm glad it did. xD Too bad it wasn't on edible ones!

      I've had the same thing happen! Cooking hates me. I give up. xD

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  18. As a terrible baker, I relate to this story on a personal level. They are very pretty cupcakes, though.

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  19. Awesome cupcakes girl! I'm not that great at baking, tho I wish I was!:)
    Fun post!:)
    -Clara

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    1. I wish that I was good at it, too! Thanks for reading, Clara!

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  20. Honestly? I'd still eat that cupcake/brownie hybrid.

    I think you did awesome. Better than I would have done. XD

    xx Mackenzie

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