Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Got Nothin'

Yeah so, yesterday I set out to make little pink cookie dough pops.

They were so cute in my head.  Here's how they turned out:

Even after thinning the coating, the dough wouldn't stay on the sticks.  It wasn't until I re-read Lindsay's instructions for making cookie dough lollipops this morning that I saw she said to insert the sticks THEN freeze.  See, boys and girls, it pays to read the instructions thoroughly. ;)

Oh well.  I *did* eat, oh, about 17 pounds of cookie dough yesterday, so that helped to ease the pain.  What is it about cookie dough that eases the pain of heartache?  **Ding, ding...science fair idea!**

Since I'm a glutton for punishment, today I'm making macarons.

What are YOU up to? 


45 comments:

  1. oh no! I have made so many fails that I just think its at least a way to eat more sugar, and not have to share with others.

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  2. love this! theres always 2nd chances!:)

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  3. I ALWAYS make the mistake of not carefully reading through instructions! I'm sorry these didn't turn out but I think it's great to share the flops some times. Reminds readers that not all our attempts are perfect :)

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  4. LOL! Now that sounds like something I would do. I'm notorious for not following instructions! Nice that your mistakes get to be eaten however ;)

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  5. I am horrible at macarons WAHHH! Also I think you should work on the cookie dough pops because they are uber cute!

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  6. Instructions are for weenies! Ha ha!

    Cannot wait for your macarons!

    xo



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  7. oh so sorry you idea didn't turn out as planned, reminds me of something I tried a few years ago, heart shaped rice krispie treats on a stick dipped in red candy (like the red candy apple type) yeah well the candy melted the rice krispie treats and yep I just ended up eating it. Maybe I should have frozen them first!
    Can't wait to see your macarons :)r

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  8. It also looks like you didn't put the stick into the cookie dough far enough. With the little chips in the batter, it's difficult to spear the dough and keep a nice shape. Next time, try it with smooth peanut butter cookie dough. It's really good! This is one of my first posts, so please don't laugh.... I need to revisit it.

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  9. Aww, I am sure you will have better luck with your next project! I just blogged about my baking mishap from this past weekend! Nothing was going right! :-( We all have those days I guess!

    http://mrskstreasurehunt.blogspot.com/2013/02/almost-cinnamon-roll-dessert.html

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  10. You are a glutton for punishment, making macarons. I can do the exact same process and have different random results an no idea what I did wrong.

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  11. You are so cute!! I love how your scraps still look amazingly delicious!

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  12. I still love the hot pink and the little cookie dough hearts:)
    Today I will actually be posting the valentine robot cookie (from your book:)) that I made; they're perfect for my five little grandsons! Your book is fabulously user-friendly! Love it <3

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  13. Yep, sometimes I don't read carefully enough too, but even your mess-ups look good!

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  14. You sharing your "less than perfect" attempts is one of the best posts ever. We all look at your beautiful work and when ours does not look like yours, it is disheartening. It's gives us encouragement to keep learning.

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  15. Oh goodness! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has done that. I just did a post on my first cake pop adventure...looks similar to your picture ;-)

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE this! Kudos..happens to all of us..and yes often it's because I rush through the recipe and omit to read an ingredient!or a method.
    I am sorry for you..never fun.. we feel bad for the waste..etc..and we are usually excited to see the cute results..
    But I love that you shared..:)

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  17. Is that chocolate chip cookie dough laying in ruins there! Such a shame they didn't turn out, they would have been so cute and delicious. I've only made macarons once, they turned out so I decided not to push my luck. Good luck with yours Bridget...hope they are beautiful.

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    1. my first attempt at macarons was a success too, the next couple I could not get it right...now I think I have nailed it, but they are tricky little buggers...

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  18. I am not trying to toot my own horn, but I can make soem cupcakes! Cake pops, now those will be the deatj of my baking career, hahaha. Angie makes it look SOOO easy and flawless. I. will. never. understand. :)

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  19. I love this. Even your mistakes are adorable!!

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  20. no I really did, I made sugar cookies this morning... and I wanted to make wine glasses for a wine tasting that my family is going to, so I didn't have a cutter and I saw on one of the cookie blogs about using a plastic lid to cut your template on, my cookie was bigger than a lid so I used a arizona ice tea gallon jug... it worked like a charm!!! I love playing with flour and sugar...

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  21. You are so cute. And that color is amazing! xo

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  22. Is it bad that this post makes me happy? It seems like most baking bloggers have their posts planned, baked, written and scheduled days... if not weeks ahead of the holidays. Me? I woke up today and realized it's 7 days til Valentine's day and I don't even have a post in my head, let alone baked or decorated or written about :-O

    At least you got to eat the cookie dough, though. I'd have to agree that it does ease heartache - for sure!

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  23. Even though they did not come out as you imagined them, they sure look good enough to eat.

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  24. Kudos to you for keeping it real.
    Love ya,
    Beverly

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  25. You have no idea how many fails I've had like that. I start cursing the blogger and then go back to find that, oh yeah, I just misread the directions. ;)

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  26. Happens more than I'd like to admit. With baking even the disasters can sometimes be good though!

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  27. My cake pops never come out well! They always look slanted and weird. The cookie dough in these photos is making me droll though!

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  28. Who needs a stick when you can just pop them into your mouth ;)

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  29. Awww, bummer! I usually read directions as I go, which sometimes leads to a bit of a problem :)

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  30. It's so sad when things don't turn out the way we imagine them. My friend has a saying for mishaps ... Don't worry, it's only sugar! At least now we know, that we are not alone! LOL

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  31. it still looks amazing and delicious. cheer up! :)

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    1. I meant that all in good fun, Dorothy...sorry if it came across like I needed cheering up! :)

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  32. hA! Thanks for sharing...baking disasters are common with me! Trial and error. Beware : macaroons have a mind of their own. I swear I can stick to the recipe by the letter and do all the same things every time, but they always seem to come out different! Flop or perfection : I never know what I'm going to get!

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  33. So glad you shared the not so perfect times

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  34. Aww, Bridge! It is just like you to keep it all real. Love you, for this! If it is any consolation, my gluten-free heart-shaped (not rolled but hand-formed) shortbread cookies were too chewy this week. (Posted a back up post, LOL!) Lessons learned in baking. After all, science is involved. Better go ‘round, next time! xo

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  35. It seems to me that macarons are just asking for trouble (based on my very less than successful attempt!). Please share yours with us, too

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  36. Aw- that has happened to me way too any times. I saw in Instagram that your Macs turned out beautifully though so that's good :)

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  37. YOu even made this picture look delish I don't know how you do it!!
    I love when people are honest with there cooking mistakes everyone does it!
    Loved this post so I added it to todays V-Day link up
    XO
    Ashlee@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  38. I'm not so fond of the color pink, because to me the most ping color like the color it is a girl.

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  39. Thank you for sharing the #fail. It's a pretty, pretty pink fail. ;-)

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  40. What an adorable site! I am happy to know I am not the only pastry chef that has epic fails ;)I have bookmarked and will be returning to see more of your beautiful creations!

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