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Funny not too bad disaster

post #1 of 33
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I just had to share a mini-disaster last night. making a cake for Friday with "bling" made of gumpaste. Unfortunately humidity keeps gumpaste from hardening very well here, but learned to deal with it. Bracelets were not holding up to my handling them , so I stuck them in the oven with light only on, to help dry a little more (stuck 40 small hearts and stars, already painted and ready to go, in also - just because). Went off to a meeting. Teenage son decided to make cookies and pre-heated oven. DH called me to warn of the disaster so I'd get over it before I got home. I had to laugh. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif They puffed up and kids discovered a new treat.

They now have a new recipe for my left overs (or disasters)- you can actually pipe chocolate frosting into the middle of them. yum yum!
post #2 of 33
Thank you for sharing the laugh. This is something that could/would definitely also happen at my home. And it is always better to laugh than cry.
post #3 of 33
i had a finished cake all ready to go!!! i ran to the store for something quick came back about 15min later and my roommate had come home and made a frozen pizza and melted the ganache and filling out of one corner of the cake!!!! lets say he didnt come out of his room till after i went to bed that night!
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post #4 of 33
I'm just impressed that your teenage son is baking cookies. You must have taught him well!
post #5 of 33
I know! I couldn't get past "Teenage son decided to make cookies and pre-heated oven."
post #6 of 33
At least you took it well icon_biggrin.gif

When I have something stored in the oven, I put a post-it note over the oven controls. I used to hang a cookie cutter on the oven knob but my new oven doesn't have knobs. I'm the only one who uses the oven in my house but it never hurts to remind myself I've got something stored in the oven icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 33
I would love to see pics of the "new" product. There may be some instances that what your son invented is exactly what someone is trying to achieve. As you know, some of the best inventions happened by mistake.
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post #8 of 33
I agree! Got any pics Underthesun?
post #9 of 33
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I'm so sad... after the kids ate what they wanted, we tossed them. i will say they looked pretty cool. I had cut them extra thick, in order to put a needle and thread through them, so when they puffed, they held their shape, just puffed up like puffer fish (if you know what that looks like). The few thin cuts I had, did not puff up. I had painted them with luster dust and lemon extract. The color was also still intact.

Try it with left over gumpaste cuts, see what you get.

And yes, both my teenage boys cook, which is a good thing since I had to spend the day re-cutting gumpaste hearts and stars. They were on their own but actually made Philly Cheese steaks for lunch. I will say I had to laugh watching them try to peel an onion. icon_biggrin.gif

Oh, I almost forgot, there is now a sticky note on my oven "start" button. Good Idea!
post #10 of 33
Would you say they resembled Goldfish crackers? That's what I'm picturing.
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post #11 of 33
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They were actually even puffier than goldfish crackers. Literally, the hearts looked like over stuffed heart pillows. The stars, painted with silver luster, looked like a "star birthday balloon".

Wow, attach a wire to each and bunch them and you would have a balloon bunch. Might be an idea for a future cake.
post #12 of 33
Love it! Thank your son for me. His mistake (and your added work) might just prove to be a great addition to the cake decorating repertoire! thumbs_up.gif
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post #13 of 33
My husband is constantly makeing something like garlic bread int he oven then leaving the tray in the oven. Then when I preheat for baking I find a tray of burned garlic powder stinking up the oven I need to put a cake into. It drives me batty!
Raising children is like being pecked to death by a chicken!
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post #14 of 33
Wow! Good to know your mini disaster turned out well, I am going to have to try this over the weekend and see what happens.....
post #15 of 33
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Post a pic for everyone, if the puff up icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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