I like blogs, can you tell? But what I like more is to imagine the life of the people writing the blogs I read. I am lucky to have a blogger sister (warning – it is in Bulgarian) and a few blogger friends so it’s not all in my head but I did go through a phase when I thought – how is it possible that these bloggers live such fabulous lives? Don’t they have a single worry in the world? Does nothing ever go wrong for them?
I now have a few more years of experience behind me – not only life- but also blogging-wise. And I know that the life we sometimes portray on blogs, social media, etc is not necessarily the life we live 100% of the time – not everyone is ready to share the negative parts publicly. But enough preamble – I was just getting to the point that not everything is Champagne and roses at Cupcakes & Unicorns HQ either and I had to share a picture of last night’s events which first made me want to cry but then I just laughed. In general, cakes break (the horror!); cream cheese frosting becomes as runny as milkshake; cookies burn; a thin layer of icing sugar usually covers every single space and thing in my kitchen.
So last night, I was attempting to create cake pops to resemble the decapitated characters in Game of Thrones for a themed party. I had to use white chocolate which has always been a pet peeve of mine. It is tricky to melt as it can burn very easily, it takes a very long time to set, etc. But I made it all the way to decent looking cake pops heads and let them to set. What I didn’t consider is that due to the recent heat wave the air temperature is not very far from the temperature at which you melt white chocolate (44C). So after waiting 45 minutes for them to set, I went back to the kitchen to find this (the chocolate was still as soft as it had been 45 min previously):
Lesson learned – don’t try and coat cake pops in white chocolate when the temperature is one million degrees Celsius. It simply won’t work. Needless to say these ‘chopped heads’ ended up buried in the bin and we won’t be having cake pops this weekend 😉