Monday, January 12, 2009

Note To Self: "Buy Cupcake Trays!!"

We were baking cupcakes yesterday afternoon. Very-bad-for-you cupcakes. Almond, raspberry and marzipan cupcakes. They are to die for...soooo yummy...but soooo bad for you too. Then again, everything that is super nice seem to be bad for you. :)

Now why is it that you always remember things too late? As the trays came out of the oven I immediately remembered that we'd had a disaster last time and had decided that we must buy some cupcake trays to hold the paper cases or otherwise they just expand sideways and flip over. Had I remembered? No. The first tray still came out pretty ok...

But the second one was a bit of a disaster. The cases just flipped over in the oven when the mixture expanded because of the heat/baking powder.

Still, we rescued the ones we could and continued to fill and add the buttercream icing like planned.

And the overflowing cupcakes were just scraped off the baking sheet and added onto a plate with the leftover buttercream etc as a little treat for the hard working chefs afterwards so nothing was really lost in the end after all :)

Right - that's a lot of baking photos. Over to my Christmas journal which I still have so much to catch up on and so little time to do it. This is the next spread in the book. The left side shows this year's Christmas card. (I just love that Cuttlebug embossing folder!)

At least I managed to print off photos for another 7 pages the other day. So that's a start. Now I just need to find some time asap to make those pages...

5 comments:

Kat said...

Anso, in case you want to bake again before you get the trays: I usually use more than 1 of the paper cupcake cases...that usually stabilises the whole thing.

Sheryl said...

That embossing folder looks great on the card, and in the journal. And the cakes look pretty yummy too.

Jennifer W. (Simple Scrapper) said...

I need to find my trays too - they're still in a box somewhere in the basement.

If you want a less expensive alternative than new pans, look for the silicone baking cups that stand up for themselves.

Tracy said...

LOL at the cupcakes, but they still tasted good right? :)

I'm jealous that you're so far along in your Christmas journal...I am still only on Day 6.

LuAnn said...

LOL @ your cupcakes made without a cupcake pan. too funny! I think multple papers might hold up a little better. maybe not LOL....