I know the point of this website is to talk about great recipes but here is where you find out, I’m really NOT a cook. Okay, so I can blame what happened on a sundry of issues including a sick sister, a seriously injured child, and lack of time but the end result will not change.
What could be so horrible that I had to post about it on a blog? How about ruining your son’s birthday cupcakes? Yep. That’s what happened.
In all fairness, we had a few er…catastrophes in my house, leading up to my son’s birthday party on Sunday. Not the least of which required an overnight stay in the hospital for my other son who nearly lost a finger in a freak accident with a television tray.
But I digress.
Before I had to go Gluten-Free I fought it for one reason. I hate food. Okay not all food, just tasteless, cardboard-is-more-appetizing, stuff that passes for food. But since going Gluten-Free, I’ve learned to prepare my own meals. Most of which, I’ve shared here because they turned out very well. But baking does not equal cooking.
Normally, I’m a diehard baker. Even before going Gluten-Free, I preferred to make things from scratch.
But with the craziness in my house, I bought a boxed Gluten-Free cake mix to save time.
Ugh! Super-huge mistake!
I knew I was in trouble when the cupcakes came out of the oven.
Despite being properly prepared, they mimicked paperweights. Still, I decorated them and even took them with me to the party.
I had the sinking feeling they were going to be as yummy as eating rocks, so I swung by the local grocery store and bought a cookie cake.
The only part of the cookie cake I could eat were the icing balloons, but everyone else could enjoy them. At the end of the party, there were cupcakes left but not a single slice of cookie cake.
So, I turn to you.
Do you have any delicious Gluten-Free cake/cupcake recipes you’d like to share?
I have six months before I have to serve up another cake for a child’s birthday. And next time, I’d really prefer not hear my son say, “Momma, why didn’t you just bake it. This boxed stuff is yucky.”