“They don’t look like the picture.”

10 Oct

How could I say no? Nia asked if we could make a sweet treat out of her special recipe book (she still loves it, Ginger!) so that meant I needed to swallow my cookie insecurities and put on my baking face.

“Pretty Princess Puffs,” you seemed simple enough and we enjoyed the time trying to bring you to life but you still defeated me in the end. Even Nia critiqued, “They don’t look like the picture.” That’s ok, Bean. I will always be here to bake with you. I hope you don’t mind my baking blunders along the way.


Picture Perfect Here


Making them was fun.


Making the Puffs Pretty


Pearls for the Puffs




Puff went poof.


The ones that didn't make it.


This one reminds me of "Little Shop of Horrors" plant.


The ones that made it. Puffs!


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3 Responses to ““They don’t look like the picture.””

  1. betsy October 11, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    You are funny. That cookie is scary. But the others are beautiful. You win Mom of the Year. Or at least the Weekend.

  2. Ginger October 11, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    The puffs that made it are beautiful! I have made so many botched baking recipes it’s not even funny. I really like using the recipe site allrecipes.com because people rate and comment on the recipes. I only make recipes that have a high rating b/c I figure at least somebody out there was able to make it work. And I always skim the comments first b/c sometimes someone has a good trick or an important warning that could make or break the recipe. I’m just glad she’s having fun with it! I also find a glass of wine helps the grown ups too.

    • nikkival October 12, 2010 at 9:16 am #

      Thanks for all the great tips, Ginger! Especially the wine! Oh yeah.

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