I choose to not participate in Black Friday. I mean, I love a sale as much as the next gal, but dragging myself out in the middle of the night to save a few dollars is not my way of spending the day after Thanksgiving.
So, of course, I stayed home and decided to bake. Well, all did not go as planned. And I thought after all the stress of traveling, cooking, eating gf, and shopping madness, you might enjoy a good laugh at my mistake.
Sometimes I feel rather inadequate as a home baker when I see all these beautiful, well staged, food photos on the internet (mostly on other food blogs). Not only does it make me feel less than talented in the kitchen, but with the camera as well (or at least photoshop, but I digress).
However, I do try hard to post delicious and appetizing food, but today I thought I would share with you one of my more recent food failures. Yep, I have them too. Probably as often as you, maybe even more. I bake and cook a lot, like every meal we eat, so that gives me plenty of opportunity for successes…and unfortunately failures.
Today’s feature failure was created in honor of yesterday being the United State Marine Corp’s 236th birthday and of course, Veteran’s Day today. You see, my husband is a Marine, so I thought it would be fun to make a patriotic dessert and when I saw red, white, and blue cupcakes in a gluten-free cookbook recently I felt all set.
When I first started blogging, my oldest daughter had the idea that I have a regular series of “Friday Failures,” featuring all of my gluten-free baked goods gone wrong. Although, I agree this might be humorous, it’s also a bit embarrassing and depressing to announce food gone wrong on a weekly basis.