Monday, November 14, 2011

Fleur del Sel Toffee Chocolate Pretzel Cake

Can you imagine if we didn't make mistakes? If we didn't make mistakes how could we learn from them or discover something new? Here are a few of mine as of late...

Slipped and hurt my back at Crossfit
Lesson: Listen to your body when you start to feel yourself burning out.
Discovery: I feel very fortunate for my body and what it does for me. I will also never take for granted putting on a pair of pants.

When recovering, trading baking in for Crossfit is never really a good thing.
Discovery: You start to get really creative in the kitchen.
-Friends love you even more for getting to be your taste testers.
-You will love your Lululemon lycra workout pants even more than you did before.

Rushing to get ready for work I somehow managed to put my underwear on backwards. and inside out. and it's not exactly granny underwear. (sorry too much?)
Lesson: Getting ready 5 minutes early would be super beneficial.
Discovery: Hanky Pankys really are extremely comfortable (ask everyone of my girlfriends, they will concur).
-Apparently I can't dress myself but I can bake 2 dozen cupcakes while cutting a cake, while boiling butter and sugar for toffee and whipping chocolate buttercream.

My mom taught me this, it helps keep the edges clean when you're icing a cake, when you're done just pull out the parchment paper and voila! Clean sides with no messy icing left on the cake plate.

Late night baking, 2 a.m. Still waiting for my neighbours to pound on my door complaining about the loud screeching noise my kitchenaid mixer likes to make. In the back of my mind hoping a sincere apology and fresh baked goods would make things a-ok.

I baked this cake for my friends birthday and forgot the baking powder.
Lesson: Thoroughly read over your recipe, no matter how confident you think you are at making a cake.
Discovery: 10 minutes in you can still save the cake by pouring the warm batter back into a mixing bowl, adding the baking powder and it will still turn out great!

Trust, faith, patience, perseverance and I think things will turn out just the way they are meant to be.


Sonsryan said...

girl put in work, girl, girl put in work :) love you. kumar!

Lois said...

Okay WOW. You are my multi-tasking hero. You managed to make a masterpiece with an injured back and work. I need some tips! xo

Lois said...

PS: I'm so glad to read you are still doing CrossFit. I just reached out to a new gym here in DC yesterday and am checking it out tomorrow. Hooray!