Friday, July 8, 2011

I am not infallible


I am one of the few people in the world who actually doesn't like food. I personally can't wait for the day I just have to take a pill to give me all the energy and vitamins etc that I need. Yes, I know I'm weird. Having said that - family still needs to eat, so I have to cook. Saintly husband shops - which is a mixed blessing. I love that I don't have to go to the supermarket but I have to be prepared to deal with the 'bargains' he brings home.
I CAN cook, I just prefer not to. But the other day I thought I'd make some almond macaroons. Recipe was straight forward. What can go wrong?
Quite a lot as it happens. They looked NOTHING like the picture though they tasted okay, especially after I'd broken them into bits and added cream. But it was a salutatory lesson in how - no matter how well you plan, how carefully you do what you're supposed to - sometimes life throws you a curve ball.
My daughter - who made and decorated this cake - obviously doesn't take after me!

5 comments:

Fred said...

That is some awsome decorationg. Does she do it professionally or something? Very cool.

Arlene said...

Hate people who make cakes too beautiful to cut. I mean, I'd feel like I was slicing up a Mona Lisa or something. I not only screw up the shopping because I forget the list that I may or may not have made, I can't cook either.

Barbara Elsborg said...

She's a lawyer! An intellectual property lawyer to be exact. But very arty and she loves making cakes! I have to confess, that's something she got from me. I used to make extravagant cakes for both kids birthdays and I made my brother's wedding cake - two elephants with trunks entwined. My cake making days are now behind me!

Arlene said...

Just as well, I'd much rather eat up your books than a lovely sugarey fix too pretty to cut into. That elephant one must have been awesome.

Decadent Publishing said...

I think I got your portion of food-love.

But your daughter is an excellent cake lady. I don't have the patience. And, who are we kidding, if I tried that it would be lopsided, frosting uneven, and the little bits on the top? It would be sprinkles and a few 1/2 burned candles.