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Cupcake Fail!

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I'm not a cupcake baker, but with preschoolers, it kind of becomes a required domestic skill. Ugh. I think I might be in trouble.

Guess who is going out and buying a real cupcake / muffin pan tomorrow?

 
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  1. You raised a sympathetic smile with your photo!

    I bet they still tasted great, you just needed some well-judged knifework and some all-concealing icing. I'd still have eaten them!

    1. I remember those days, before my two cupcake pans.

      You won't regret the decision. Best of luck.

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      1. re: BamiaWruz

        The are for a pre-school class of 3 year old's end of the school year picnic. I don't think they'll mind too much. Oh, and my husband says they are delicious. He ate the ugliest ones last night. His little way of helping.

        1. re: tzurriz

          Muffin tins for those types of liners or you can get the ones w/ the aluminum liner on the outside would help. But, I think you should call them "comma" shaped cupcakes and make it a learning experience! I'll bet the kids loved them anyway.

      2. Thanks for sharing the chuckle this morning. I'm sure the little ones were delighted. :)

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        1. re: inaplasticcup

          They were. The cupcakes were a big hit at the party this morning. :)

          1. Yeah those paper liners won't hold up on their own. If you ever have a cake/cupcake fail again you can always turn it into a trifle. Layer cake cubes with whipping cream or pudding and fresh fruit in either a big bowl or individual cups and no one will be the wiser :)

            1. I *really* needed a laugh today, tzurriz. Thanks for sharing that. I would never have thought to do it without a muffin pan. I love your 'but what if?' attitude.