My previous kitchen post brought to mind this post from five years ago. Not everything I do in the kitchen turns out very well as you can see from this October 29, 2008 blog:
I can usually step into the kitchen, and often without a recipe, whip up a dish without too much trouble. Yesterday, getting home before 3:30, which is very rare, I decided to make a batch of cupcakes with a Halloween theme. I had a chocolate cake mix, a can of frosting, and an assortment of Halloween decorations.
The first disaster should have told me to stop right there. I put the butter, eggs, and water into my food processor, just like I always do, but this time when I turned it on, the mixture flew all over the kitchen. The lid of the food processor just didn’t want to seal correctly. I finally got the cake batter mixed up, cleaned up my horrible mess, and divided the batter between the pans, one of which I had gone next door to borrow since I have only two small cupcake pans.
After cooling the cakes, I pulled out the can of frosting and stirred it up. The consistency seemed wrong for the type of frosting (fluffy) but I figured I was just being overly critical. It spread just fine on 18 of the cupcakes and looked very pretty. Then I licked the knife I had been using. YUCK. The frosting had soured and upon checking the use-by-date, found it was way out of date. I had to dump 18 cupcakes.
I was so disgusted with this huge failure after all the work I had done. This rarely happens with anything that I cook. Plus, it looks like the mixing bowl of my Cuisinart needs to be replaced so that’s another task I will have to take on soon as I use my food processor a lot.
Back to 2013: yes, we replaced that cusinart bowl.