Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Don't Try This at Home

Today is Chocolate Cupcake Day.  Being a dedicated foodie, I wanted to properly observe this holiday by baking (and eating) a chocolate cupcake.  Key word being "a" I didn't want to make a full two dozen.  Individual molten lava cakes came to mind.  Then I remembered KWeage sharing a recipe for cheesecake in a mug.  If cheesecake could be made in a microwave, why couldn't cupcakes?!  So I used my good friend Google and after combining several recipes came up with a tasty (raw) batter.
After 2 minutes in our generally weak microwave, I was left with a rubbery blob of chocolate "cake."  So when I say "don't try this at home," I'm not trying to prevent you from enjoying a delectable dessert, I'm saving you from major disappointment and resorting to peppermint ice cream on a day meant to celebrate cupcakes.
So lesson (re)learned: Taking shortcuts rarely results in the desired outcome.
In baking (life) it isn't about the final product (destination), but the journey you took to get there.

1 comment:

  1. I do appreciate you celebrating the day, though! www.ndihluthi.blogspot.com