Thursday, 7 January 2010

Christmas . . . it's over, but still worth talking about.

Let's start with the baking.

Christmas eve day I made a tonne of cookies.

Chocolate chip - in reverse.

And I made ginger snap dough, which I put in the fridge to chill -- and promptly forgot about. A week later, it made its way to the garbage can.

But this, THIS . . . my crowning acheivement.

Cake fail.

The fluted springform pan leaked out the bottom. The smell of burning cake batter alerted me. I put the pan on a cookie sheet. Minutes later, the cake erupted out of the top of the pan. There was no winning. The cake looked atrocious. We threw it out.
Look at all the crap in the bottom of my oven. Some of it was on fire, at one point. It was very exciting.


Bezzie said...

Who needs to burn a yule log when you can do it with cake?? At least the cookies look amazing!

Stickyfingers said...

Huh. I hadn't thought of it that way.
That's right! It was FESTIVE. The annual YULE BURNING.

I like that. Much better than cake fail.

Anonymous said...

LOL...okay..the annual festive burning??? where the h did that come from? I don't remember having THAT particiular family tradition...hahahaha