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Craft Fail: Car Wrecks

Maya wanted a Cars-themed birthday party like her friend, Brogan, had for his birthday. Brogan’s mom said “you can have the Cars cakelet pan” and I thought sure, that will be cute.  After all, look at how adorable these Car cakelets are.  Cakelets are just a fancy way of saying cupcakes that take a ridiculous amount of work to make which the kids will eat like a regular cupcake anyway and not appreciate all the work that goes into it.  I looked up instructions on the Williams-Sonoma blog:

Lightning McQueen in fatal car wreck.

Lightning McQueen in fatal car wreck.

Alrighty, no problem.  Well… turns out yes, we have a problem or two.  First up – the cars have itty-bitty parts that get stuck in the pan.  Second – I could NOT get the right consistency of the icing!  The blog said to ” pipe icing onto the cakelet, allowing it to drip down and cover the sides, which will create a solid foundation…”  Yeah, more like a quicksand type of foundation.  The icing was too thick to pour so I kept thinning and thinning until it dripped but then it just got gloppy!

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The third problem was the colors!  Do you know how much RED it takes to make Lightning McQueen?  And For the life of me I could not get the right shade of blue for Fillmore.  Forget brown for Mater, he’d just look like one lumpy poop pile.  By this point I was so disgusted with the whole process I gave up and decided to go with a regular cake instead.  I’ll post about that another day.

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