Last night I successfully crossed something else off my Stay-Cation To Do List!
Be out of bed and dressed by 10 am (except on guilty pleasure day) Bake at least one thing Organize my drawers and take unwanted things to good will
- Run at least 15 miles
Clean out my car (it looks like a bomb went off in there)
- Make a new playlist
- Work on my resume
- Organize all my wedding
shitstuff into a binder
- CHALLENGE: Find 1 free thing to do each day.
Yes I baked! Now anyone reading this who knows me on any personal level knows that I cannot bake. I have tried for years and I am almost never successful. In the past my baked-goods have been used as weapons and hockey pucks. Think I’m joking?!
My friends and family have tried to be supportive…
…but it never comes out quite right.
I am a great cook, but I simply do not have the patience for the preciseness of baking. I like to rush.
So when I put this on my to-do-list, I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty.
Last night was the perfect opportunity to try something new. I was having a group of guys over to watch the hockey game and guys will eat anything, even if it’s not pretty.
I selected something that required minimal baking: Cake pops! My aunt has made these on several occasions and they are always adorable and delicious!
I mean come on! How incredible right?!
Step One: Bake a cake.
I used a basic white cake from a mix. Success!
Step Two: Once it cools crumble up the cake.
Step Three: Mix with 1 jar of frosting and roll mixture into balls.
*Now at this point I really thought I had it! The baking was done, the balls were holding together, but the next step was 10 times harder than it looked.
Step Four: Cover balls in melted candy coating
Simple right? WRONG! The melts were hot, so when I went to cover the pops they started to fall apart. So I collected myself and fought back the intense desire to throw them off the balcony, and I decided to pop them in the freezer and try again.
Now as I said, I knew they were not going to be pretty……
VICTORY! Black and yellow (Bruin’s themed) cake pops! And they were delicious
I probably ended up getting more coating on myself than on the pops but at that point I really didn’t care. Everyone ate them, and the Bruin’s won so it was a great night! Do I see myself baking anytime in the near future?
What is one thing that you struggle to do correctly?