But no.....I thought how hard can cupcakes be? I mean kids make them right???
I think it was about 5 when I decided to go get the ingredients. So.... I thought, the store is less than a mile away, get home and be done with this project in an hour. I had visions of me taking cupcakes to my neighbors on a cute plate with a big smile "Look, I just whipped these up a few minutes ago" "Enjoy".
One little thing of importance here: Most
people experienced cooks would go through the list of ingredients first, and not run out of the house like somebody said Nate Burkus was at Publix handing out tickets to his show. I just printed it out and bolted. I'm still thinking cupcakes...6 year olds...easy peasy.
I just buy all the ingredients except baking soda and baking powder because of course I have those two staples right? I get home and start going through the kitchen like I was looking for the missing winning lottery ticket. Even football guy looks up to see WTH is going on. I just know I have cupcake pans right? Who doesn't. Here is what I find
The smallest they've ever made. Like the size of a quarter. And here are the cupcake wrappers that I bought
Yep. JUMBO. Cause I did not want this to take ALL night. I rummage around some more in the pantry and I found these
Standard. Then I found these
WTH...why do I have all these sizes and the smallest cupcake pans known to man??? Crikey...back to the store again. It is 6 pm. In a perfect world I would be done with this project now. I am already starting to lose interest.
Back with the right size [cause there are no other sizes]. Now you might say to yourself why the heck didn't I just buy the larger cupcake pans? Yep. I said that exact thing when I got home. Another dang reason why I do not bake/cook.
Now I am in a hurry for this to all be over. Totally muttering under breath and slamming things around. Which is why I should have stopped right there and sat down to look at the Sak's catalog with pictures of thousand dollar [more like 3000.00] boots. Those are out of my league and so is baking apparently.
Line the dang baking tin with those SMALL paper cups......check
Beat the eggs and a bowl and THEN mix in the sugar.....check....WHAT? Whoops
Yep....a squirrel must have ran by because I kind of messed up that part. Oh well....these are cupcakes, not the cure for cancer. Found these
AND...spent 10 minutes looking for this......
When did it break away from the pack?
Baking soda....expiration date Oct 08....does that stuff go bad?
Baking powder...expiration date...yikes it looked like June 01. Can't be. Use anyway.
I spent 3 minutes trying to put the beaters into these holes [that is the wrong end completely]
Until I realized that they belonged here instead
I'm sweating now. What was I thinking? I am so far out of my league here it is ridiculous.
Get it all mixed and start trying to spoon it in the cups. Geez, I needed a syringe to get it in because the openings were so SMALL. I literally had it all over the place.
First 2 pans done and I have this much batter left
Yep...this could be a long night. After eating at least a third of the batter, 10 cupcakes I finally finished up around 9 pm. 5-9. 4 hours to make simple cupcakes. I am exhausted. Pots and pans to wash. Have to throw this away
Because I can not be trusted to have in my house. I will lie awake thinking about it.
Oh yeah...one little, no actually 2 little things that bug me. At the very end of the recipe he said "I also sprinkle the tops of my muffins with a cinnamon/sugar mixture" Really? Michael, at the end you tell me this? Like I have that lying around?
AND at the very very end he said "and that's it!" Like it's a recipe for making toast...take out of bag and put in toaster. Please.....I'm cured. No more baking. That is why they have cupcake stores. I know when I am defeated.