Saturday, December 6, 2008

Baking Gone Bad

This weekend is my monthly chapter meeting for sorority and I had big plans two months ago to order cute squirrel cookies from Laura. But I never actually told her the date that I needed them so hopefully this will serve as a reminder to myself to order them for our January meeting. I wanted to bring a little something for my girls though. This is our changing of the guard meeting. The last meeting for old officers and first meeting for new officers. So a full house. I also made them move the meeting from Sunday to Saturday to accommodate my own personal plans so a little sugar seems the least I can do, right? I decided (at like 7PM mind you) that I would make whoopee pies. I've been wanting an excuse to make them for a few years now and this is finally it. If you, a bright blogger, decided to make something new, would you go online to search for exact directions? You would, wouldn't you? Yeah, well, I am not you. No, no, no. I instead figured, I'll just use cake mix from a box (remember I don't actually like cake so I don't have any strong feelings towards boxed cake mix). So I ran to the market and bought two boxes of cake mix and four tubs of frosting. First I made the carrot cake according to the directions. I didn't change a thing. I started by scooping two tablespoons and then shifted to single tablespoons and I still don't know which I prefer. They did puff up nicely but none of them are the desired circle shape. I have the same issue when I make pancakes twice a year. Next I mixed up the lemon cake mix according to the directions. Actually I left out about 1/5 of the water but everything else was the same. They flattened out like pancakes. No matter how many tablespoons or how far apart I separated them....little yellow pancakes. But by now it was around 10PM (I really know how to rock the house on a Friday night!) and I just wanted to make it work. So I got busy adding frosting between two similar shaped blobs. A few of the carrot cake pies look good. None look like I had envisioned. Because I was experimenting, they are all different sizes. Like some of the carrot are the size of my hand and some of the lemon are the size of a large coin. Whatever, I wrapped them up anyway. I'm pretty sure they will still eat them. I sure as heck don't want them.







So the next time I make a batch of whoopee pies (or anything else new to me for that matter), I will be sure to seek out some actual directions. Oh and despite the small size of those frosting tubs, you really do only need one per box of cake mix. Thus I have two left over from this experiment gone awry. Many lessons were learned!

Oh and after my baking disaster was cleaned up and ready for to go, I finally made myself a Facebook page. I am not at all convinced this is something I care about but good golly people have been nagging me so I signed up. So far I think it is more confusing and less fun than my Myspace page and um....I never check that darn thing....so I cannot imagine this will bring me any great excitement. We shall see...

13 comments:

The Blissful Belle said...

I think they still look yummy!

K and/or K said...

Here is a recipe I used to make whoopie pies last Christmas and it is fool proof! I promise you'll like them!

http://vlachmytastebudsoff.blogspot.com/2007/12/making-whoopiepies-that-is.html

Prep in the country said...

They looked lovely in their little bags, so cute.

Chitown Meg said...

you have a facebook page?? do tell :

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh my page is bare bones but if you have one too and want to be "friends" let me know.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

They look yummy!

Hollie and Janie said...

oh, well.... you tried, right??? Squirrel cookies are such a good idea... also, West Elm and Pottery Barn have some cute squirrel ornaments this year...We alpha gams are forever on the lookout for cute squirrel items!
hollie

thepreppyprincess said...

You know Miss PPC, they might not have turned out as expected, but it sure looks like they turned out to be more than yummy for the tummy! We love the title of your post though, it sounds like a website or something.

Now we shall have to look for you on Facebook...!
tp

Kappa Prep said...

Oh goodness, I bet you were the only one that noticed anything went wrong. They look yummy and you packaged them so, so well!

Rachel H. said...

I love Facebook compared to MySpace. Once you get into it..I think that you'll like it!

adozeneggs said...

I was wondering when you would need those squirrels.
Just email me when you want to order them next time!!!
Also, email me for whoopee pie recipes, I have over 100 cookbooks and lots of experience with the whoopee! (pie that is)
I have a "bare bones" facebook as well, but who needs that when you blog??

QueenBeeSwain said...

:( I'd still eat them anyways!

kHm

Princess Freckles said...

They are so cute! I bet the girls loved them!

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