I started this mothering gig not having a clue about baking.
And all the odds were against me.
I had a shitty oven. (So shitty, the numbers on the knobs had faded away).
Fundamentals were stripped away, leaving me at a disadvantaged disadvantage.
When the twinions were about to reach their first birthday, friends tried to ease my anxiety, assuring me that baking them a birthday cake would be “Pah! Eaaaasy!”
Cheating was my option. I used a pre-mix packet.
I mean, I baked this and thought I was onto something special.
“Um, is it supposed to be this flat?” asked Mr Surfer.
Why didn’t anyone tell me that egg replacement doesn’t work with pre-mixed cakes??!!!!
Even a “fool-proof” chocolate mud cake recipe was sent through.
“Try this one! My students love it! And if I can make it, you can!” my kindergarten teacher friend exclaimed.
Why did I believe her? Why did I even dare to think that our baking skills were on par?
She had me fooled for a brief moment.
So, I gave up. And every year I’ve shunned my responsibilities and resorted to outsourced birthday cakes.
Or my mum’s homemade Indonesian jelly dessert.
Except for this year.
Dang it. We’re having a birthday party this Sunday and I refuse, REFUSE I tells ya, to be intimidated by baked goods or our new oven.
Betty Crocker gods help me, not only will there be a dinosaur cake. I’m going to bake TWO.
I even did a test run.
Wish me luck. Eek!
In attempt to make me feel better about myself, tell me: What’s been your biggest bake fail?
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