Well, our summer holidays are officially over and I'm feeling all "Little Miss Pouty Pants" about it. I waited all summer for those 2 weeks and it was over in a flash.
Unfortunately, I don't have any successful culinary adventures in the kitchen to report, but I do have one culinary misadventure. This is what happens when you try to bake cupcakes for your friend's baby's first birthday only to discover the ill-equipped kitchen in the house you've rented has no muffin tins. Or cake pans.
I remembered reading on a food blog that muffin tins were not necessary to bake cupcakes.
Simply double the cupcake liners and bake on a cookie sheet. So I tried that.
It was a hot mess.
Perhaps they meant foil liners. I'm open to ridicule.
I stressed about their appearance for approximately 0.7 seconds. Then I handed the bowl of icing and the shaker of sprinkles to my kids and said, "Go for it". I was on holidays after all. Besides, once they mucked them up I could wash my hands of responsibility for their appearance. And I did just that.
Totally not above throwing my kids under the bus when it comes to my kitchen mishaps. And they're too young to understand anyway so they can't even defend themselves. It works out for everyone.
Luckily the birthday boy wasn't picky. Note how my subjects are blurry in this picture and yet, I managed to get the other camera's view finder in focus. That's raw talent.
So, wanna see what kept me out of the kitchen for the past 2 weeks?