Thursday, May 14, 2009

Train Wrecks for Foodie Friday...

Thank you to our hostess Gollum for hosting this Train Wreck party.

Haven't we all had our share of baking bloopers over the years? My cooking light club theme for February was food on a stick. I was so excited to try out Bakeralla's cupcake pops on a stick. I read all the reviews and hints. Some bakers expressed some minor problems. As suggested, I adjusted the recipe by adding a bit less frosting when mixing. I made sure I cooled the cupcake pops long enough prior to dipping into the melted chocolate. Talk about a train wreck. I kept hearing something fall onto my kitchen floor. A distinct plop followed by another plop. I wondered if my kitchen sink was leaking? Not the case. What could that sound be? To my horror, a good percentage of the cupcake pops were now resting on my kitchen floor. The remainder of the cupcake pops were ever so slowly sliding down the sticks, cracking in half, and resulting in a painfully slow death. These little cupcake balls certainly had some major concussions and required cosmetic surgery before making their debut onto the red carpet to compete for the coveted "Food on a Stick " award. Unfortunately, no amount of sprinkles could help save these little cupcake pops. May they rest in Peace or in this case in my mouth!

Will I make them again?
Only if my floor is clean and I can implement the five second rule.
Which means, if your food lands on the floor you have 5 seconds to pick it up and serve it before the germs and dirt attack!

40 comments:

  1. I know it wasn't funny at the time...but I have been laughing since I started reading your post! I needed a good laugh...thanks! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  2. LOL, Joyce!!! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Oh no! Nalley loves the 5 second rule by the way!

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  4. I remember reading about the same problem a few other bloggers had so I wouldn't be too upset! Seems like there was a huge problem with the concept! The pictures look pretty though!

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  5. I bet in the back of your mind you just "knew" what that sound was...denial is hard to fight :) I am also a big believer in the 5 second rule!

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  6. Somehow, I'll bet that they all tasted good. Maybe it's the chocolate.

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  7. They MUST have still tasted great! Hahaha..I laughed out loud about the fudge to Iraq...yes, You MUST blog about that on one of these Trainwreck Foodie Fridays. Too cute..
    xo bj

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  8. the final product lookd pretty good...but the question is should cake balls be put on sticks? and who doesn't love the 5 second rule...

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  9. Hi Joyce, those cupcake pops look good from here; your cosmetic surgery skills must be better than you imagine! We have the five second rule too. It comes in mighty handy with little people with the dropsies!

    Have a great weekend,
    Gill

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  10. This is so funny! I can just hear that "plop". They actually look pretty good in the picture, though I do see what you mean about them sliding down the stick. And I'm sure that they still tasted great. Love the 5 second rule, when Cait was growing up we also had 3 whippets, so it really didn't apply - NOTHING stayed on the ground for 5 seconds! Kathy

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  11. Joyce

    I am laughing out loud! You have to tell me what you think happened? I have all the stuff to make these and have been hesitant! I am all for the five second rule! By the way they look YUMMY! Have a great weekend.

    ginger

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  12. Yeah...I had the same problem with the recipe too. I even froze the balls before and after I dipped them.

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  13. Well, they do look delish! Fun trainwreck story.

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  14. What a cute story! Sorry that happened to you. They look great though.
    BTW, I love Hilton Head-might go next weekend.

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  15. Gotta love that 5 second rule!!! Too funny - thanks for sharing.

    amy@maisonbelle

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  16. Too much! I'm still laughing. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Mumzie

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  17. LOL! :) At least they tasted good! LOL :) Nancy

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  18. I bet they tasted great ... maybe they need to 'harden' standing on their head like candied apples do ... for someone who doesnt cook,I sure have a lot of advice to offer, dont I? ;-)

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  19. Oh Joyce, I love that story and I bet they tasted GREAT!

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  20. That is hilarious! Sorry too hear about their demise - they look like they would be delicious.

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  21. But these look so good Joyce! Oh please, try it again. I'll come sit on your floor and wait....

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  22. What a culinary disaster...at least you got to enjoy them yourself.

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  23. Too Funny! They do look delicious though and worth the effort too!

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  24. Wow that looks like it was a lot of work. Sorry the didn't all turn out beautiful!. Thanks for visiting my blog

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  25. That's so funny Joyce, but your cupcake balls look delicious to me. thank you for the wonderful advice on the roulade rolling I feel more relaxed about trying it now. we shall see, happy foodie friday, Kathy.

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  26. LOL, I love the five second rule :) Maybe you should have called them Cupcake PLOPS instead of pops? Great post!

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  27. I know you would rather have them on a stick, but I could reach through the screen and grab a cupcake ball!

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  28. Oh my, I am so glad I read this. I saw these on Bakarella before and contemplated making them for my daughters bday. I will definitely think again thoug.

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  29. Too funny..I thought about making those..not after your story!
    Have a great weekend!

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  30. I had a good chuckle over this post !
    My most recent cooking blunder was when I ruined my deviled eggs for Easter dinner...I lost my place and got distracted and put salt in twice...they looked good for the picture but tasted horrible so down the garbage disposal they went !

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  31. Funny! I have many stories like this one but yours takes the cake. I tried making a frozen ice-cream cake which not only tasted horrible, but it looked disgusting. My poor daughter, tried to like it. Never again! I make easy cakes now. Kathi

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  32. They still look good enough to eat!

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  33. Oh no...I promised I would make these with my daughter this summer. We are going to invite some moms and daughters over to try these out. So...any good pointers on what NOT to do???

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  34. Five second rule doesn't work when you have a dog. My son was saving a piece of cake he had brought over and of course I bumped it onto the floor. I could have played the 2 second rule I was so quick to grab it but it was too late. Did you know your can't see black lab hair in a chocolate frosting. You certainly find it fast in your mouth though. Just ask my son.

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  35. Somehow I missed this post...It was hilarious!
    I can only imagine how surprising it must have been when those loli's starting dropping and plopping.
    Fortunately we can laugh and blog about it, but most of all we can commiserate together over our culinary fou pauxs.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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