Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Pinterest Fail

I am not one that takes failure well.
I have loved to bake for many years, and typically do it well.
This past Christmas my mom came down for a weekend to make cookies and desserts with me.
It was the first holiday baking session in our "new" home.
Reminder: My "new" home is 40 years old, has had 0 updates, and sits in the country.

While baking our goodies we noticed nothing, I mean nothing, was coming out right.
I follow the recipes exactly...that is my personality after all.
#rulefollowertilthedayidie

Every single cookie or bar came out burnt, but not cooked through :(
I did the unthinkable and started changing the recipes, adjusting the temperature of the oven, and changing the baking time.
It was a very discouraging day.

So fast forward to this past weekend when I once again attempt to make some homemade goodies for my SIL's upcoming baby shower.
It is a tea party theme for the shower, so I decided to make little favors that included tea packets and honey spoons.
I picked up all the items I needed and thought I couldn't be that hard.
I have made candy and other like items before and had no issues.

I put everything into my pot, turned on the heat, and stirred.
And stirred.
And stirred.
The directions say to not stop stirring.
I stirred that honey mixture for over 30 minutes!
#electricheatsucks

Once the mixture appeared ready, I pulled it away from the heat (again like the directions stated) and started dipping the spoons into the candy mixture.

I then let them "rest" so the honey would solidify on the spoons.

I then played the waiting game again.
I played that waiting game for quite awhile, but that stinkin' honey wouldn't harden!
GRRR!
I didn't know what to do.
I started looking online to see if I could put them in the refrigerator to hurry them along, but everything advised against that :(
So I waited some more.
Finally, I had to move on with my evening (yes, it was dinner time at this point) so I wrapped each spoon in wax paper and set them in a cooler spot of the house.
Humidity was not on my side Sunday :(

I checked on them Monday morning and they were STILL sticky!!!
I finally put them in the fridge at that time.
I checked on them again Monday afternoon and they still wouldn't harden all the way!
So I am officially giving up and calling it a big fat FAIL.

I am currently typing this Wednesday morning and have 0 clue what I am going to do for the favors.
Did I mention that the shower is THIS Saturday?
Yep!
Holy moly I better get on it!
Fingers crossed and lots of prayers are being said that I come up with a new idea quickly, and am able to get them done in the next couple of days.

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest :)
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6 comments:

  1. Love the honesty and the grrrrrs

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  2. lol I'm sorry but this is so something I would do and get horribly frustrated by so I'm not laughing AT you but more that I can relate.
    Stupid recipes that don't work UGH!

    Simply Shaunacey

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  3. Hmmm...so frustrating! I wonder what is going on? I have a fun baby shower activity that is not a game to do, not party favors, those are probably over rated anyway, concentrate on something else. If you want to know just let me know :)

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  4. Ugh- what a bummer!! I wonder why they wouldn't harden?! I hate when you find a recipe that should be simple and to the point and it just doesn't turn out. Good luck! I know you will think of something great for the shower :)

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  5. So frustrating! There are some things I just cannot master and I will tell you stuff like this is so tricky. I have tried to make fudge for years and honestly I think outside temperature, air pressure, humidity...it all comes into play! I always try to over do it and honestly keeping it simple is the way to go...you will find something perfect I'm sure!

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  6. This happens to me ALL the time! Good luck!!

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