My Attempt at Baking: Take 2

When it comes to the world of baking, or cooking, I’m absolutely not an expert. I mean, okay, sometimes my dishes come out okay, but more often than not something always goes wrong, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when my off the recipe attempt at Pikachu cupcakes didn’t come out terrible.

Why was I making Pikachu cupcakes? What even are Pikachu cupcakes? Well, I was making them for my friend’s 21st birthday party, and no, you can never be too old for Pokémon. I will forever love the show (my favorite will always be Eevee and Gardevoir), but we aren’t here to talk about that. My friend was turning 21, and I was working with her sisters to plan her a surprise party because why not, right?

We had this brilliant idea to have a “fake” party, and then a “real” one, you could call it. Essentially, the Pokémon theme was a facade to the Pennywise theme we wanted to have, and this was all because we wanted to scare her with an actor in a Pennywise costume. So, I was on Pikachu cupcake duty.

I went all out with this too, alright. She liked the lemon thin Oreos, so I grabbed a pack of those, some sugar-free yellow cake mix, lemon frosting, and some red food dye. I knew exactly what I wanted to do because I’d found a recipe beforehand called something along the line of Death by Oreo where they put the cookies on the bottom and then baked the batter on top.

I did that, and I’m pleased to announce it came out looking OK. It was the part after that where things went a little down hill because, while I’m proud of my writing abilities, I know my artistic skills are nonexistent. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Yes, Pikachu’s eyes are running. No, I did not want to put more than two through that torture, plus; I was laughing too hard after just looking at those two; I knew I wouldn’t last if I did more. Mostly, I’m happy with how they came out, and let’s be honest, the taste is usually all that matters (unless you’re entering some competition to which I was not), and they tasted darn good. The reason I chose the sugar-free batter is because I didn’t want the cupcake to be too rich in sugar. There would be other cupcakes prepared by my friend’s sister, and I knew those would be sweet.

When you compare our desserts side by side, it’s clear who has more experience in the baking area. Hers were a white cake batter with cherry and strawberry filling. They were a gift from heaven, let me tell you. My mouth is watering just remembering it. All the food came out delicious, so everyone was happy, which made for a perfect day. Will I ever make Pikachu cupcakes again? Probably. Time and experience just mean you get better at a certain craft. I hope you found this little post amusing. Until next time.

All the best.

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