Smells nice, looks nice, tastes nice – CUPCAKES!

December 11, 2010

Personally, I don’t like eating sweets. I know. It sounds very out of picture because at my age, most people are obsessed with chocolates, candies, cakes, etcetera. I don’t like them for three major reasons:

  1. You are almost one-hundred-percent guaranteed to gain weight if you eat excess amount of sweets.
  2. I like to eat vegetables and other organic foods rather than artificially created junk.
  3. It’s a genetic thing. I really can’t explain, but my dad doesn’t like sweets, and I don’t, too.

HOWEVER, this does not necessarily mean that I don’t like baking cookies, cakes, and cupcakes! I have always baked cake for my dearest friends (I do it only on their birthdays. I firmly believe that it is a privilege to eat Carol-made cakes).

Flora K. – my cupcake partner

I’m in the girl’s basketball junior varsity team, and our coach set a rule: every pair needs to bake a cookie, muffin or whatever that will help the team bond for every game. And so, it was our turn to bake goods! I heard last group baked wonderful cookies with each player’s initials. To improve on that, we baked cupcakes. (I’m not sure if I should says we, Flora and I, BAKED cupcakes or MADE cupcakes, because we really didn’t use oven).

Anyhow, we were all excited, despite the fact that we had plethora of homework to do. But, you know, homework is not a big deal after ten years of schooling. HA! (That’s what I thought until I realized that I had Macbeth essay due).

So here we go with our NINE boxes of instant cupcake making mix.

First, put it in the microwave for 2 min 30 sec.

First cup: Fail – moisture-less… Totally dried up.

Change it to 2 minutes

Second cup: Fail – not baked enough… We can see the dough.

Change it to 2 minutes 15 seconds…

Running out of time; Put in three cups at once

Third, fourth, and fifth cup: Fail – not baked AT ALL… Does it need longer time with more cups?

Change it to 4 minutes

Third, fourth, and fifth cup: Fail – ARID. EW.

Running out of time; Put in four cups at once (3 minutes)

Sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth: Success!!


Soft, Fluffy, Sweet, Warm, Smooth.

Now we just need to repeat this four times

FOUR cups X FOUR times = 16 cups.

End of the journey.

Breif summary of what we went through:

  1. Experiment
  2. Fail
  3. Change
  4. Taste it… Sweeter than ever once you get it right.

You know what this exactly sounds like?



and your life and everybody’s life.

You never get it right unless you experiment with what you can do.

You never get it right unless you fix your mistakes.

You never get it right unless you try until you get it right.

And you can never taste the sweetness of the product unless you go through the hardship.

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. -John Wooden –


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