Disclaimer: I'm usually not this negative, I promise! I was just having a bad day...
For several days last week whenever I asked my daughter what she would like to eat (meal time or snack time), she would say, "cake". Well, obviously I didn't just drop what I was doing and make cake for her... well okay, maybe after the fourth day, I thought, "cupcakes would be fun for Easter!" So yeah, I may have dropped what I was doing to succumb to the will of my two year old. But I can hardly blame myself if ever I have a good reason to bake up this recipe.
So I baked up a batch of chocolaty goodness, and then I figured I had better decorate them bunny-style, seeing as this was all in support of the Easter holiday. In the past I have always whipped up some cream cheese frosting since that is my husband's favorite, but cream cheese frosting is a yellowish off-white color, and I hate trying to get pretty pinks and blues out of it. I needed a white frosting recipe, so I looked in my beloved cookbook, and....
was completely hoodwinked into trying a horrible horrible white frosting recipe, that just didn't work. I'll be honest, I can't link up the recipe here because I just have too many mean things to say about it. I've never been the understander of how to make nice frostings, but I will say this: That 'seven minute frosting' had me standing with the beaters for over a half hour trying to get it to thicken up...
Yeah I had no idea what I was doing.
Needless to say, it did not thicken up.
I had to used it anyway though, and so instead of decorating bunny-style (which I had been so excited to do!), I simply had to slather it on the top of the cupcakes. And then it dried. And then the cupcakes had helmets so hard they could have survived a nuclear bomb without hiding in a bunker.
Anyways, we still ate them. Parts of them. The parts that were edible. To sum it up, this is basically how it played out:
Have you ever had a recipe flop?