I produced some totally tasty yellow cupcakes that managed to make it out of my oven looking like *gasp* yellow cupcakes instead of weird deformed hybrid yellow cake on the top funky rock hard chocolate cake/brownie on the bottom. That means I did not burn them! Not in the least! I was so proud of myself that I tried something I have never been able to master. The stupid rolled dough cinnamon rolls from Pillsbury, the first time the bottom was a tad browner than the top. My husband and my 3 year old ate them like they were starving and told me they were good, bless their hearts. The second time though, I mastered the premade cinnamon roll! Yay!
These are some of my cupcakes by the way! I put food coloring in the icing for my son. I even used my Granny's plates to sit them on. (=
So now I think I'm ready to actually try to bake something from scratch. It's probably not going to be pretty. Okay, my first attempt will more likely not be edible or pretty more realistically. I somehow have gotten this very rare "skill" of being able to read a recipe, do everything it says exactly and have it still turn out tasting like...WTF. Yeah, don't ask me how I do it. It's a gift! I'm determined though. I don't know what my first attempt will be though. I'm thinking that maybe I should go with the easiest thing I can find and work my way up to the harder stuff, so I've still got some research (read: googling) to do on that. I would try peanut butter cookies, because I used to help my aunt make them when I was little, and as I recall that is probably about as easy as it gets, but unfortunately the hubby and most likely my oldest son are allergic to peanuts. (I only say most likely because we haven't had a formal allergy test yet, I'm about 99% sure he is allergic, we're awaiting a referral to get his tests done)
So wish me luck in my quest to be able to bake at least one thing from scratch and have it taste at least moderately good and not burn it into a state where it is unrecognizable. I'm probably going to need all the luck I can get. No really, I burnt corn on the cob once a few years ago. I am completely serious about that too. *sigh*