When I got home today, Jasmine looked like she wanted me to make some cupcakes. Being the wonderful Kitten Mum that I am-of course-I immediately set myself to making her some.
When my sis came in and saw my prep, she enlisted herself...and her cat-Socks- to help.
We used 'Swans Down' Cake Flour, and started baking from scratch-as I do:)
We sifted,We added orange gel coloring for color- and Vanilla Extract for flavor(Fun Fact: If you drink Vanilla Extract, it is just like drinking concentrated alcohol...hmmm),
The cupcakes came out looking as if they'd been attacked with a weed wacker!!We were so sad-depressed-broken. Even the cupcakes themselves could feel the tremendous pain! ...and they were devastated.
We HAD to discover WHAT could have caused this!
A one hour inquiry was initiated...
...and THEN the culprit was exposed in all his evil glory!!
The FLOUR MIX!!
He had been combined with BAKING SODA!!! WHY?! WHY would a flour mix be combined with baking soda?!
I chased it down and cornered it-
Penny: "WHO SENT YOU?!"
Flour: "I'll NEVER give up that information!"
Penny: "I WANT THE TRUTH!!"
Flour: "You can't HANDLE the truth!!!"
*Penny stabs Flour Mix*
Once the sun slipped beyond the horizon, my mother returned home and entered the kitchen. She was relaxed and poured a cup of coffee before leaning against the counter and reaching for the butchered flour box.
Mom: "You didn't use this flour, did you? I added baking soda to it and left it on the counter to use it in an art project for some kids."
I turned slowly from the fruit I was chopping-but said not a word...I sat down at the kitchen table...
...and took a swig of the Vanilla Extract. By 8, I had drunk away the pain, and every breath tasted of sugar cookies.