I have never had the patience for cooking and I really don't know why because when it comes to creating something in my studio I am very patient. One of my favorite movies is Julia and Julia because of the fact that the girl who does every recipe in Julia Childs book screws up too. I wish I had the patience to take the time to try and cook every meal from scratch but I just don't.
I do have to say that I am trying to learn to be patient or maybe having more knowledge about cooking in general would help. So I am going to show you a cooking tutorial that I tried off pinterest but failed because I didn't happen to read the directions carefully.
I tried to make cherry almond cupcakes today.
So I think it all began when I started getting excited about the ingredients because I was making it from scratch. The red juice of maraschino cherry, the smell of the almond extract and vanilla. It seem to be just a perfect combo for my tastes.
And then I made my mistake and started to mix everything together at once.
Then I noticed the butter was chunky in the batter because I didn't let it soften.
The batter was so liquid that I worried if it would soak the cupcake liners.
but I went ahead and let them bake and moved on to the made from scratch frosting.
And it turned out great!
I went back to the oven to find this... :(
I went ahead and tried to make it work . It was alright just the thought of them not tasting right threw me off a bit.
And the mess...
and this is what happens when put the icing on before the cupcake is cooled... mistake but it looks cool in this picture ;) right?
What's one thing you had to teach yourself while cooking? Have you ever cooked something and felt like you wasted money because you messed it up?