2012 Dessert Flops

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I’ve never pretended to be perfect. I’m just not one of those bloggers where everything looks glossy and perfect all the time. While I like to pretend that I’m Martha Stewart I want my blog to show everyone what I’m really like. I have no problem frosting cupcakes on the weekends and crunching numbers all day at work but I still manage to miss my stop to change trains on my morning commute a little too often. Besides, perfect is boring and perfect people are majorly annoying.

The last two years in December I wrote about all the great things I did (2010 and 2011) so for 2012 I’ve done a 180 and captured a few of my epic flops. There were a lot more than this but I forgot to photograph them. I thought this would be fun to share and something different from all the other Christmas gift guides and Top 10 posts that float around every December.

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2012 got off to bang with a flat angel food cake that I tried to make in a bundt cake pan, burnt heart shaped marshmallows, over beaten marshmallow fluff and a god awful peach cake that came out like mush. That was all in January and February.

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The spring and summer saw a failed chocolate and olive oil spread that was not spreadable and some stewed fruit that just plain tasted gross. There were 2 batches of failed chocolate macarons and a batch of peanut butter ice cream that tasted like vodka (don’t ask).

The fall ushered in a hot chocolate marshmallow cake (top picture) that was dry dense and after a taxi ride turned into the leaning tower of cake. It looked beautiful though (the marshmallows on top were not a flop). Last but not least the Christmas season saw a wobbly creme brulee.

Happy New Year!

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