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I did something really dumb!!!

post #1 of 39
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Please please, laugh all you want but if you laugh, you must share your stories as well.

I've made many an Angel Food cake in my days or the last few months however. Anyway, we have company coming over tonight and I'm making a lasagna and while at the store shopping for ingredients, I got a wild hair (you know where) and decided to make dessert as well.

WELL, I got the whites to a stiff peak and all was looking good so I put it in my Angel Food pan, threw it in the oven, set the timer, and a little bit later I started to smell it. "Never smelled that before!" A light burning smell. I checked it and was proud that it was rising nicely. I turned around and there it was sitting on my counter plain as day.....THE BOWL WITH THE CAKE FLOUR AND POWDERED SUGAR MIX!!!!!!!!!! icon_mad.gif

So what I managed to bake is a freaking meringue!!

I'm so steaming mad but kind of laughing inside too. I don't know whether to cry and be peesed off that I just wasted a dozen eggs or laugh because it's so dumb!!!!

Amy
post #2 of 39
I am glad that I am not the only one that has done something like that. There have been a few (at least not too many) things that I have cooked and left something out! That usually happens when I get too many things going at one time.

icon_cry.gificon_redface.gificon_surprised.giftapedshut.gificon_lol.gif That is usually how I feel!

Cindy
post #3 of 39
Two weeks ago I put the teapot on and forgot to add the water. After about 20 minutes I could smell something very wrong. The pot started to cook!

It didn't match my kitchen anyway, so now I get to buy a new one (:
post #4 of 39
We have all done stuff like that before! I know that when I have mixed up several cake mixes at a time I have added too many eggs...or not enough because I lost count somehow! icon_smile.gif
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post #5 of 39
I once baked a lovely cheesecake that had no sugar. It looked good, but tasted a little funny. icon_biggrin.gif
post #6 of 39
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Thanks so much for sharing! I really feel dumb! It may take a day or two to really get over it!


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I can't tell you how many times I've looked at my cake batter and said "something's missing" .. then I'd start looked to make sure I added all the ingredients... it's always the oil or the eggs with me that I forget for some reason lol ... so don't feel bad.. we've probably all done it before icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 39
The last time I remember doing something "dumb", was I was baking two chocolate cream pies and it seemed a little thinner than usual but I thought it was just my imagination, I was beating the egg whites for the meringue when it occurred to me, I had doubled the half and half, the sugar, the cornstarch,the chocolate, etc......I had failed to double the eggs.....I was so mad at myself......I had several very large orders that day and just had to many things going on at once........oh, well, live and learn! I slowed down a bit after that. icon_lol.gif
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post #9 of 39
I've got a story to add here. I was making 2 chocolate mousse pies at work - to save time I had bought pre-made pie shells. Well goofy me didn't realize I needed the graham cracker crusts and I had bought the frozen kind - The mousse was so tasty and yummy that it took a co-worker 2 pieces before he noticed the pie crusts were doughy! I forgot to bake the crusts since they weren't graham cracker!
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post #10 of 39
I made the most beautiful pumpkin pie once and forgot the sugar. It was tragic then, but I've never forgotten it since. :d
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[quote="PureShugga"]I've got a story to add here. I was making 2 chocolate mousse pies at work - to save time I had bought pre-made pie shells. Well goofy me didn't realize I needed the graham cracker crusts and I had bought the frozen kind - The mousse was so tasty and yummy that it took a co-worker 2 pieces before he noticed the pie crusts were doughy! I forgot to bake the crusts since they weren't graham cracker![
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I've never laughed so hard..lmao.Where do you work..lmao.

My last dumb thing was I switched my oil and water measurements.It was the thickest mix I had ever seen.I thought what is wrong with this.I reread the recipe and realized what I had done.I had wasted 6 eggs and 2 cake mixes.lol.We learn from our mistakes.
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post #12 of 39
You guy's are just too funny. thumbs_up.gif love the storys.
post #13 of 39
awww, cakemommy!! so sorry that happened, especially with company coming... icon_sad.gif But I'm sure the next one will come out perfectly!

Just wanted to say: your name says it all! "CakeMOMMY"!!! You're a mom - you're forgiven....Here's my theory (or excuse) that I use when I do those "dumb" things: With each child I've given birth to half of my brain has come out after them!! lol So...considering I have 3 kids!!!! icon_confused.gif lol uuummmmmm......well, anyway - everyone's alive & well, fed & bathed, played with & happy at the end of every day....& I've accomplished it all with my 1 good brain gone and only 1/2 of the one I didn't know I had left!!! icon_lol.gif lol When you look at those "dumb" things you do with that kind of logic, you can't help but laugh....even if it's at yourself!!

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post #14 of 39
here is my dumb story to add - straight from my latest cake...

i was trying out MMF for the first time, laaaate Thursday night (must add here that i plan seminars and Thurs was our annual big thing - except it was the first of the season (i'll do 11 this year) and we tried a new thing for the first time, 2 in one day...so this was not only the culmination of 2 weeks of intense stress for me but waking up early(4:00) and travelling around AZ all day).

anyway so i'm figuring out MMF, finally get a piece rolled out, and cut into a circle to be a girl's face. was so proud of my accomplishment and first piece of anything fondant-related. i was trying to figure out how to dry it...well silly me, i said to myself, 'i think i read somewhere on cc that you can dry it out in the oven on the lowest temp'. (here everyone start to moan) so i put it on a cooling rack on the top rack in the oven, and put it on 150, and get to work on the next things i want to cut out of the MMF.

10 min later, my timer goes off and i look in just as my fiancee walked in...melted MMF all over the cooling rack, oven top rack, and the oven bottom....arghh. Fi goes, 'you better clean that up' and i give him the evil eye.

needless to say, i realized i should've gone the opposite way - the fridge - to harden it up. oops! the rest went well, and i am going to post the girl cake in my photos right now to prove it icon_wink.gif
post #15 of 39
ok all i have a real dumb story.... has nothing to do with cakes though.
on easter a few years ago (back when my children were small) i decided to make dinner for the whole family myself icon_redface.gif so anyhow i get the ham out line my pan with foil take the wrapper off and stick it in the pan... then i proceed to put it in the oven after i have all my cloves and such on it . about an hour later my hubby and i smell something "strange" so we take the ham out and to my utter HORROR i had left 1 wrapper still on the ham ... you know the clear one icon_cry.gif omg!! I have never felt so stupid in my life and no hubby doesnt let me live it down LMAO can anyone top that ???? icon_eek.gif
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