Monday, April 12

PASS FAIL

My cupcake experiments have crossed into attempting lots of other things. It's pretty pass/fail.. eat or unwilling to be eaten. I tried a low-fat blueberry muffin recipe the other day and it was very rubbery. I put that in the category of FAIL. Vanilla Buttermilk pancakes this weekend.. PASS.

I wish there was a better way to test this stuff out but as it was pointed out to me at my bday Cranium tourney, which on topic included great cookies and a sweet brownie pan from Rob, I might have beat the batter too much or something which made the muffins rubbery. I feel it'd probably be beneficial for someone to actually show me how to do it and what the finished product would taste like if I actually knew what I was doing/had experience. So I think I'm going to sign up for a cake making class soon. It's just like me to aspire to whipping up the best cupcake ever with just a recipe in hand and not knowing what it was supposed to taste like anyway. I could be counting a lot of things as a fail based on the recipe sucking (aka being average) and not really know. As a younger me, it caused me to obviously be super impulsive and have a quickly defeated attitude when I was in fact NOT the best at everything! In adulthood I've gotten better at letting it be a motivator to put in the actual work, and in this situation I eventually want to make a fantastic fucking cupcake y'all. It will happen.

Drunk Cranium: guess what this is? A kilt. FAIL.




I'll confess I'm talking about more than making cupcakes now as I've wandered into bigger goals but we'll stick with cupcakes here. And in those situations I am often reminded of an always appropriate quote from the somewhat obscure movie The Edge with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. You ever see it? Stranded after a plane crash some average guys and a billionaire are trying to survive to be rescued in the wilderness. And at one point they attempt to kill a bear I think and when it seems really unlikely, as in seriously we're going to be eaten by this bear, Anthony Hopkins character replies that "What one man can do, another can do". For myself, and people like myself perhaps, this will remain a memorable motivator because it is undeniably true. The only thing in your way is how much you want to.

3 Comments:

Brooke said...

ROCK OF GIBRALTER!

Ann.Marie said...

dude you're going to love the cupcakes i made last night. sean took them to share at work today to prevent me from eating all of them.

Brooke said...

HAHAHA Ya and he ate them all instead! lol You betta make me some! WOOT on tasty cupcakes!

I'll be home late Saturday and work 12 hrs on Sunday but maybe we can 'hang' on Monday??? Let me know!

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