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I've had pretty good luck so far with my own crafting adventures, but I have shared my loathing of baking before. I was so excited when I found a way to make sugar cookies without a huge mess, so last night I thought I'd try my hand at this "baking" thing again. Only this time, it didn't involve actual baking, but I think "baking" and "candy making" definitely fall in the same category for me - JUST STEP AWAY, JAIMIE.
All over Pinterest are these cute little pictures for making your own butter mints. As a butter mint fan myself, I thought I'd try it out - only instead of using Pinterest (where you can at least read comments for tips and feedback), I thought I'd use a recipe from my new cookbook! BAD IDEA.
A good friend of mine purchased this cookbook for me, and it is beautiful. It has many different sections, of which I should confine myself to, but last night I decided to venture into the Confections section. Bad idea.
Don't they look so dainty and pretty?
I got out all of my ingredients and started mixing. My first mistake was probably in using my knock-off Kitchenade that was made by Sunbeam. It does a fine job, but doesn't come with different attachments for one thing, and pretty much only beats soup well. (I jest- it actually works quite fine for $40, just apparently not for butter mints).
Then the rolling began, and this is where it got bad. I rolled up some white ones and realized they looked more like something that should have come out of the bathroom than the kitchen.
And then I turned them red. They were meant to be an ever-so-pretty shade of light pink, but I got a little too happy while squeezing that food coloring, and, well, it looked like I was making candy canes.
Hmmm..."something is not going well here," I thought, but I had to finish this candy hack job.
I started out cutting them nice and neatly. Then I got tired, fast. And just started chopping away like I was a contestant on Top Chef.
And there you have it, folks.
I guess you could say I need a Pintervention.
Next time, I'll listen to myself and just walk away.