My First Scratch Cupcakes :-(

Decorating By indydebi Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 12:19pm by indydebi

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:09am
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Did you know .......?

That if you pick up the wrong container and use cream of tartar instead of baking powder that your cupcakes won't rise and will come out of the oven like little round dough balls? If I'd baked them another 5 minutes, I could have had 2 dozen golf balls!

I'll give it another try this weekend! icon_redface.gif

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Gingoodies Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:19am
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icon_surprised.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gif HeeHeeHee.. this one got my funny bone. Sometimes it helps to look at what you are reaching for Debi. Better luck next time. icon_lol.gif

maryjsgirl Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:22am
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Don't feel bad. I did something similar Tuesday messing up by using baking soda instead of powder. They didn't have the nice domes I usually get and just looked strange. I tasted one and it was salty! I knew right then I must have used soda on accident.

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:25am
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I was so mad at me because these were not only a scratch cake, but I went all out and was making champagne and strawberry cupcakes! icon_cry.gif Spent 7 whole dollars on champagne icon_wink.gif ; even used fresh strawberries, not an oil flavoring. LIke I said ... went all out!

I was so looking forward to having one of these! (well ..... having one that tasted good! icon_lol.gif )

Debs71 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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Oh my.... that is too funny!

Reminds me of the time I was staying at a friends place & decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Little did I know they had 2 huge jars... one of sugar and the other of salt. Man, were those some nasty cookies!

Deb

Debs71 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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Oh my.... that is too funny!

Reminds me of the time I was staying at a friends place & decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Little did I know they had 2 huge jars... one of sugar and the other of salt. Man, were those some nasty cookies!

Deb

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:39am
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Sorry Debi... Champagne & Strawberries I bet those would have been YUMMMEEEEE!

You could always save them , make one of those potato launch guns and use them to shoot cake Muggles.. I hate to see them go to total waste ! Hahhahahahh

My Mom was making 4 pumpkin pies last Thanksgiving and forgot the sugar all together ( with a little help from 2 friends, Corona & Lime) She didn't realize untill we were cutting and serving , it was so funny watching people try to eat it cause they didn't want to hurt her feelings by saying it was bad! It was Hilarious!

Luby Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 1:32am
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FORE!
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This is me laughing with you not at you icon_lol.gif

lardbutt Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:37am
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Reminds me of the time MIL was making chili and grabbed a jar of cinnamon instead of chili powder! Yucky chili!

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:51am
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Originally Posted by MessyBaker

Reminds me of the time MIL was making chili and grabbed a jar of cinnamon instead of chili powder! Yucky chili!




Believe it or not I add a little cinnamon to my chili.. just about a tsp or so to a big pot.. But that is funny....

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:53am
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Hmmmmmm, champagne. Strawberries. Soooo, what's the occasion? Anniversary?

varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:04am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Did you know .......?

That if you pick up the wrong container and use cream of tartar instead of baking powder that your cupcakes won't rise and will come out of the oven like little round dough balls? If I'd baked them another 5 minutes, I could have had 2 dozen golf balls!

I'll give it another try this weekend! icon_redface.gif




You're makin' me nervous now! I've got my first batch of a) cupcakes from scratch, b) filled cupcakes, and c) Bavarian cream to make this weekend for a trial run.

Gonna triple-check every last thing I pick up to use, now! ESPECIALLY for the cream....

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:13pm
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Hmmmmmm, champagne. Strawberries. Soooo, what's the occasion? Anniversary?


Actually, a CC'er mentioned this as one of their cupcake flavors and I thought it sounded SO good! A CC inspiration!

matthewkyrankelly Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:26pm
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Indydebi - the champagne goes in the cupcakes! No wonder you grabbed the wrong thing. That's one of the occupational hazards of all these recipes with a kick!

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by matthewkyrankelly

Indydebi - the champagne goes in the cupcakes! No wonder you grabbed the wrong thing. That's one of the occupational hazards of all these recipes with a kick!



OHHHHHHHhhhhhhh! So THAT'S the secret!! dunce.gif

dhccster Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:37pm
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Champagne and strawberry cupcakes... sounds yummy!!

It does stink when you waste all of those ingredients. I went through a time where I kept forgetting to add the eggs to my batter. Most of the time I would remember before the cake got in the oven, but I have forgotten a few times and had to throw the cake away. Now when I bake, I keep telling myself, "don't forget the eggs, don't forget the eggs."

Did you make them again? How were they?

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by dhccster

Did you make them again? How were they?


Not yet. Had a full day yesterday and a wedding cake to do today. Sometimes this weekend.

CookieD-oh Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 1:07pm
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...Then there was the time my friend wanted to make cookies to send to our buddy in the first Gulf War. I went to her house to help her, and she had already made a batch of chocolate chip cookies and wanted me to taste one.

icon_eek.gif <<<my reaction.

Her response: "Well, I didn't have any vanilla, so I just left it out."

The worst part was, she still wanted to send them icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif . I eventually talked her out of it and we started over.

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:33pm
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Just finished a new batch WITH baking powder. Oh yeah, THATS what a cupcake is suppose to look like! icon_lol.gif I like 'em .... took some to my biz neighbors, so I'm waiting for them to let me know what they think.

Took a great pic that I'll upload when daughter gets back with the camera tonight.....4 on a plate surrounded by strawberries, with the bottle of champagne and 2 champagne glasses in the background.

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:55pm
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Eh...I still think you're up to something. Woo-ing the hubby or sumthin'. Hee hee.

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:21pm
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Hubby doesn't eat cake. And he can't take a hint.

True story: Our daughter is gone for the night. He's in the family room, watching TV, with a fire going in the fireplace. I take a shower, sash-shay downstairs, stand in front of the fireplace, drop my towel, and he says ......



"MOVE!!! I can't see the fire!!!!!!!!!" icon_eek.gif


I think this honeymoon is over!! dunce.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Hubby doesn't eat cake. And he can't take a hint.

True story: Our daughter is gone for the night. He's in the family room, watching TV, with a fire going in the fireplace. I take a shower, sash-shay downstairs, stand in front of the fireplace, drop my towel, and he says ......



"MOVE!!! I can't see the fire!!!!!!!!!" icon_eek.gif


I think this honeymoon is over!! dunce.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif





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dhccster Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:54pm
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Indydebi.... you crack me up! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I am glad your cupcakes turned out. I can't wait to see the picture.

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Hubby doesn't eat cake. And he can't take a hint.

True story: Our daughter is gone for the night. He's in the family room, watching TV, with a fire going in the fireplace. I take a shower, sash-shay downstairs, stand in front of the fireplace, drop my towel, and he says ......



"MOVE!!! I can't see the fire!!!!!!!!!" icon_eek.gif


I think this honeymoon is over!! dunce.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif






Your husband must be my husbands long lost brother... icon_rolleyes.gif

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:00pm
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Ok, I just posted the pic. My daughter and I are laughing our butt off as we JUST noticed the $6.99 price tag on the smack-dab front-n-center of the bottle of champagne in the picture! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Talk about Class with a Kapital K!!!!
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1411926

mbt4955 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:11pm
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That is TOO funny, Debi. Can you photoshop the price tag out or add some more numbers into the price? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Your cupcakes do look wonderful though!! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 9:24pm
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ADDING digits to the price! THAT'S a good idea! icon_lol.gif

Daughter already photoshop'd it out for my Flickr site, though. icon_redface.gif

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 8:38pm
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I've got one ... Many, many years ago, my newlywed Aunt Alice was making buns for dinner (this must have been back in the late 30s/early 40s). Earlier, Grandma had been at their apt. to help Alice with some decorating, using Plaster of Paris to patch the walls.

Well, you guessed it. Aunt Alice grabbed the PoP instead of the Baking Soda. The buns were so hard, the dog played with them for weeks! icon_lol.gif

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 8:40pm
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I've got one ... Many, many years ago, my newlywed Aunt Alice was making buns for dinner (this must have been back in the late 30s/early 40s). Earlier, Grandma had been at their apt. to help Alice with some decorating, using Plaster of Paris to patch the walls.

Well, you guessed it. Aunt Alice grabbed the PoP instead of the Baking Soda. The buns were so hard, the dog played with them for weeks! icon_lol.gif

CountryCakery4 Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 9:02pm
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When I was a teenager I used to get grounded a lot. No TV, friends, etc. So I would bake. Come to think of it maybe that's why I got grounded a lot! icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif Anyhoo, one time I made some Choc.Chip cookies and accidentally put 1 cup of salt in instead of sugar! Yuuuckeee! But my one sister 7 yrs my junior, loved them! Go figure! icon_rolleyes.gif

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