Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baking Hot Bake Day (aka How I Stupidly Agree To Things & Then Do Them, Stupidly)

Chocolatey goodness 

Wowee what a scorcher! Today in London, it has been super mega hot. I've been sweating like a hott mess today - mainly due to the production of these beauties, a classic Hummingbird recipe, natch.

Stupidly, STUPIDLY I agreed to bake some cakes for someone's birthday at work on Tuesday. I'm busy tomorrow night, so it meant that I spent this afternoon slaving away over a hot oven to crack out these chocolate bad-asses.

I know, I know. I am nothing if not selfless.

 Get ready for your close up

I convinced myself it was a great idea to try and use all the batter I had to fill 12 cases even though I knew deep down I was overfilling. I know, what an idiot.

So it meant that they all exploded out of their cases. Which meant I then had to trim them all to a normal size with a knife and hide all evidence of my handiwork with oodles of frosting.

I then stupidly proceeded to go ahead and make far too much frosting. So basically I have a bunch of cut off cake bits, and a whole cup of leftover frosting sitting in my fridge right now. I'm calling it "Chocolate Cupcake: Deconstructed" and serving it up as such to my unsuspecting housemate.

Coffee and Cake. 

But it's ok, because only you and I will EVER KNOW. I think I've done a good job of hiding my stupidity on this occasion. Now don't go telling anyone.


Claire said...

I made the red velvet cupcake recipe from the Hummingbird book. Strangely the cake was a bit goeery in the centre/tasted odd and the icing was so gloopy that I had to add bundles of cornflour [yes, cornflour] to fix it.. They looked adorable but uh.. I felt cheated.

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

There is not such thing as 'too much frosting'. These look LOVELY. x hivenn

Heba said...

looks so delicious

Jo said...

Mmm! They look so delicious! <3 My stomach gave a grumble after looking at them!

Lost in the Haze

PinkBow said...

mmm, well they sure look good. hope thy were worth the effort ;-)

Harriet said...

mmm they look amazing! I hope the person whose birthday it is is suitably grateful!