Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cupcakeanator

Yesterday was an emotional eating day. Don't judge. You've all done it yourselves and I've only had about four days of emotional eating in the past almost 5 months, which is hardly something to make an issue about, right?

So yesterday I was angry. Really angry. Like if I had a cinder block wall, all the dishes would have been smashed against it kind of angry. Not having a cinder block wall, or my own dishes for that matter, I settled for junk food. After eating almost an entire Hershey's with almonds bar (the really big kind you find in the candy aisle, not the pansy ones in the checkout lane) and Fritos and bean dip, I decided to class up my emotional eating with some gourmet cupcakes.

Last week at the airport I bought this month's MS Living, which is devoted to cupcakes--a personal favorite of mine.

The recipe for Brown Sugar Pound Cake Cupcakes with Brown Butter Glaze caught my eye.

Braving the approaching ice storm, I inched along behind a sand truck, past an 8-car accident, across an icy bridge to the grocery store for the necessary ingredients. I tell you that so you understand how intent I was on making these very cupcakes.

Let me just say that the batter was superb. Fluffy, creamy, smooth and tasty...I could have eaten the whole bowl. And I probably should have. I put the cupcakes in the oven and spent the next 25 minutes planning my move into the world of gourmet cupcakes. A posh and trendy cupcake bakery where I would make world-renowned cupcakes for all to enjoy and eat emotionally...In my head I was drafting the blog post where we would have a contest to name said bakery.

No need. While out of sight in the oven that perfectly fluffy, creamy, smooth and tasty batter turned into absolutely nothing special. I don't know how it happened, I just know that it did. Right at this moment there is a whole platter of them on the counter in the kitchen and I am having to exercise not even an ounce of control to keep from eating them. So sad. And slightly tragic. And definitely not a very indulgent way to cap off a day of emotional eating...Now where's the rest of that candy bar?

9 comments:

Christy said...

What a bummer! I have more than half a pumpkin pie sitting around our kitchen because it didn't live up to my expectations when I had an emotional eating day a few days ago.

Brooke said...

A gourmet cupcake bakery is perfect! There is a lady here that does it and they are delicious and so fun! Don't give up hope. I know you know the saying, If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Perfect. I think you should pursue this further.

Erin said...

So sad. I say make the batter again and indulge. Things are never as good once they're baked. Maybe you could throw ice balls?

Rich and Miriam said...

Sorry you were having a rough day!

Orr Family said...

Not the "Gourmet Chef" huh! I had too! I too prefer batter! And to let you know how i survive with Daniel gone all the time, I have a stash of Milano cookies, m&m's, other chocolate, more cookies, who knows what else is up there, it is at the top of my pantry so the children can not reach it. I go in there every night after all the children are in bed and pick my snack! It is the only way I survive deployments, so eat it up!!

Gardner Family said...

You wanna hear what I did? I have had a very emotional eating day for the past two days so I sent Scott to the store in the freezing 3 degree weather to get me a bag of powdered donuts. Not the tiny sleeve of six but the bag of...well no need to count how many now. I ate the whole bag plus a 20 oz DP in about an hour. Sad but true. Today I feel like eating a whole box of twinkies and I don't think tomorrow is going to be any better. I am in charge of desserts for the upcoming Superbowl on Sunday so I am indulgins in making a Red Velvet Cake with Cherry Chunk Icing and a Chocolate Truffle Cake with Truffle filling and Ganache Coating accented with sticks of Pirouline's. A chocolate paradise...but too bad I don't like chocolate. But I can probably say I will eat at least half of the red velvet double layered cake myself. :0) I have been in the market for opening my own bakery for about the past 10 years and still have not made it my dream...one day it will come true. I am hoping after Beckett is in school. Wanna come join me and you can be my Cupcaketeer! Hope you have a better day! Miss you tons!

Brenda said...

Holy cow Lauri! I'm inviting myself and all my readers to your house on Sunday!

Becky said...

Funny! Today is my angry, wanting to bake and eat everything day. I'm making those cookie turtle bars AND chocolate chip cookies. One dessert was not enough to settle my restless soul today. I've been thinking of you.

Mom said...

Actually, those of us who have less sensitive non-perfection requiring paletts liked this confection. The flavor is that of fudge right before you add the chocolate chips and ruin the cream and sugar and butter flavors that have blended into nonchocolate creaminess. Nice!