Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Wise Owl Says...Just Go Buy A Cake...

Owl Cake/Cupcakes
   Em here, so in a perfect world, I would have my mother's cooking skills and my sisters decorative food expertise, but alas I do not. This is TRULY apparent in a Pinstrosity I had in October last year. Marquette, close friend and co-founder of Pinstrosity invited the The Mr.Chips and I to her and her husbands Halloween party! And can I just tell you, we LOVE a good party, and Halloween, my husbands favorite (aside from Thanksgiving, like any real man). We jumped at the opportunity and I asked to make a gluten free super trendy owl cake out of cupcakes for the event. My husband was gluten free for a period of time for health reasons and Marquette had said that there would be several others attending who had gluten allergies, a perfect time to show off my super-adaptive-to-food-allergy-cookedness-skills (whew!). Well to bad for the party, but my skills needed some, ahem, refining...
The Original Pin

The Pinstrosity
The Big Cake
The Little Cupcakes
What Went Wrong
   Let me start off by saying that the instructions were easy enough, and that the ingredients had to be modified slightly to accommodate the gluten free, however, it shouldn't have been THAT bad. Another awful thing happened the day of the "Owl Incident" which would ultimately contribute to this horrible misunderstanding of a cake, our computer crashed, so I had to make the whole thing, ingredients and all by memory! That being said, my cake was 6-8 cupcakes larger than the original pin, and my frosting skills were not quite up to par. The smaller ones seemed to come out more owl like, these weren't quite as intimidating, so if you are going to try this project, start there. The main problem with this is the lack of a picture to have on hand, differing supplies, and well a bit of a frosting mishap. All in all the project wasn't too awful, but it was definitely NOT Martha Stuart worthy to say in the least. They would make a cute 6th-grader made class treat, and DEFINITELY have enough sugar that they would be a hit.

                                            -Emilee

21 comments:

  1. K, this made me giggle out loud...thanks for posting!

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  2. Oh you poor thing is what I was thinking in between the fits of laughter and tears.

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  3. After a horrible week of health and mending, finding this blog, but reading your post, seeing your pictures has been the best medicine all week. Thanks for sharing :D

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  4. This has me laughing so hard I am crying all over my keyboard. I ran into the other room to fetch my husband to check it out as well.

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  5. This made me laugh so hard I started crying as well. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who starts projects that look fabulous in my head, but come out not so cute! :)

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  6. Aww poor owl! Remember that someone with a gluten allergy can't eat pretzel, oreos, and most candy :)

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  7. Thanks for all your comments, we get a chuckle out of that one too, even STILL almost a year later :) To the concerned anonymous commenter right above me, I used all gluten free ingredients, including buying gluten free cake mix, gluten free pretzels, and made sure all the candy that was used was gluten free. But it is a good reminder to check the ingredients, especially if someone has a food allergy. Thanks for following our blog!

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  8. I, too, am crying right now from laughing so hard. That owl looks like an unstable crackhead. I experienced the same thing trying to make one of those Barbie cakes. Love this site!

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    1. read your reply and spit out my sandwhich, OMG never have done that before!!!! LOL

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    2. I think we must be sisters! These things always happen to me like this also!

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  9. I think I love you.

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  10. im laughing so hard i am crying. oh my god.

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  11. I'm laughing so so hard. I'm crying. I'm so sorry.

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  12. I feel soooo bad for laughing as much as I did but OMGosh!! You seriously get an A for effort because those darn things aren't as easy as they look (for most people). I'm sorry to say that the little ones will be haunting my dreams!! lol! =)

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  13. LOLLLLL. I am in tears from laughing. Oh honey! I had to show my husband! I love it! I've always wanted to do something like this (there's a couple of different designs out there) and I've been terrified that it doesn't work! This has made my week :)

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  14. This one made me laugh out loud. That owl is so scary!...LOL.

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  15. i actually did this and this is our result it came out great. :D

    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/388124_457158554318455_452556684_n.jpg

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  16. HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH THE TERROR CUPCAKES!! IMAGINE CHILDREN SEEING THAT A PARTY!!

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  17. Those gluten free pretzel sticks are made with crack cocaine and leprechaun magic, I'm sure of it. I would have eaten the scary owls just for one stick. :D

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  18. Hahahaha. Poor owl. Im in tears this is so funny. :,D

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  19. Sad strange little owl... ;-) I actually copied this cupcake/cake design for my daughter's birthday last year. Check it out: http://wanibug.blogspot.com/2012/05/look-whooos-two.html

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