"One of the secrets, and pleasures, of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry; and one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed."
— Julia Child
— Julia Child
That's the quote that ran through my mind as I made a really stupid mistake. One, surprisingly, that I've never done before. I forgot 2 pounds of butter in the frosting. Okay, so it called for 4 pounds, and my brain somehow in a way which I currently just can't figure out, reduced it to 8 sticks. Ah well.
And, I didn't even realize it till I had used up all the frosting for the Vanilla Chai Cupcakes.... I walked in the kitchen to make more frosting because I had about 2 dozen cupcakes left to frost, and I looked at the recipe and had that terrible sinking feeling..... HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN 2 WHOLE POUNDS OF BUTTER???
Since we were taking these on a 7 hour trip all the way to NE, frosting that doesn't have enough butter in it. So I then proceeded to soften the butter which should have been in the frosting at that very minute, and then beat it so it was nice and fluffy. Then, armed with a spoon and lots of loud music, I scooped off the frosting.
(You can find the recipe for the vanilla chai cupckes here- I just halved the cardamom in the recipe)
And then I beat the butter and scooped off frosting together. Thankfully, it worked. The frosting turned out a little softer than I would have liked, but at least it didn't end up looking funny or anything.
(and this was after I forgot the whipping cream in the chocolate frosting that I just made a few hours before that)
It just really wasn't my day.
But, the cupcakes didn't melt on the trip, and nothing else really eventful happened after that....
And I got the cupcakes all set up...
It looked good, and everyone liked them.
So yeah. Long week. :)