Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I am an idiot

No really sometimes I really have to wonder about myself.

Today we were talking about plans to do an office celebration of a co-workers birthday for tomorrow. The person that had offered to bake the cake backed out...I piped right up and said that I could do that no problem.

Not a problem, how hard is it to bake a cake right. Well we don't have an oven at our house. There is one here but we have not used it...it is pretty gross and we figure it’s not worth trying to clean it up. So we don't have a real oven. What we do have is called a jet oven, its round and the biggest thing you can put in it is a 12" pizza tray.

So then I had to decide what kind of cake I was going to bake. I am not one to really plan ahead for the grocery store. I know what I need, what I want but the details of that...well I just kind of grab and go with whatever it is. It has gotten me in trouble more than once.

So Steve and I walk up to the store and I grab a cake and a glass cake sheet pan to take in with me tomorrow. My thought is that I have two rectangle pans that I bought to bake the brownies in - So I will use those and put the two sides together in the big cake pan.

I get home and realize that I do not have any beaters for the cake, and then I find that the two rectangles sides are too big for both fit into the pan. So Steve and I walk back to the store and I get a set of beaters and I get another cake thinking that the two pans at home will be too big for one cake mix, so I will mix two cakes and then bake the two pans and cut enough to fill the cake pan for work.

So I came home mixed cake number 1...a white cake...whoops messed that up too because instead of the just the egg whites I mixed the whole egg so my white cake is now yellow. So then I poured the mix into the two pans. Then I mixed cake number 2 - it was a German chocolate cake...I am thinking ok I can make a marble cake...

I poured the chocolate cake mix over the two pans...and kind of mixed them together in a swirl like way. I baked them both...and they rose and rose and rose...yeah the one cake probably would have been enough. I put the left over chocolate cake mix in a little pan and baked it up.

At least since both halves wont fit in the cake pan I can at least taste it to see if it is ok before I expose my co-workers to my experiment.

The other reason I am on idiot...my oil light came on today..because my oil is low in my 2004 car. How does that happen you ask? Because I am an idiot who has not gotten the oil changed in her car for months and months.....Like I have the money to buy a new engine or a new car. So I got some oil to top it off and I am taking the car in on Saturday to get it changed. Geesh.


Blogger Michelle said...

I think you're a genius! You went through all that and still managed to bake the cake AND you made a smaller one for you and Steve, way to go!!

11:33 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Bakin’ a cake ain’t necessarily easy, as I have learned from experience. I agree with Michelle: you’re a genius!

7:01 PM  

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