Apparently I haven’t learned my lesson when it comes to baking contests. When my bestie Sean asked me to bake a Rhode Island Cookie in the BH+G Facebook State Cookie contest, I couldn’t say NO. Why? Because I’m a glutton for punishment (and I consider Sean to be one of my dear friends).
Of course, I used my FAVORITE cookie sheet from the Better Homes & Gardens collection at Walmart. You’ve seen me bake with them before and I use them constantly. They’re the easiest cleaning pans that I’ve ever owned PLUS they bake evenly. The only issue that I had is that my blue icing looked like it vomited all over the kitchen at the mansion.
So, I guess this was a huge #FAIL for me, but still a lot of fun (sort of like trying to give myself a pedicure – better left for the professionals). While I usually do very well baking, sometimes things just don’t go as planned (or in this case as winged).
The cookie voting is going strong, and I’d take a pity vote if you’d like to help me out. By the way – the cookie tasted MUCH better than it looks…really.
Thanks to BH&G for providing me with the cookie sheet for my baking disaster. All opinions are my own.
blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
States with recognizable shapes are SO much easier!
Rachel @ Yellow Tennessee says
I voted. Mine would have looked a million times worse.
Ava Rogers says
Well Z it looks better than it sounded over the phone:)
You should see the blue icing mess after. I think the fact that I had no prep time probably played into this as well. I hadn’t thought about making a cookie in the shape of a landmark (since the state has a ton of little islands – it would have been a nightmare), and maybe if I had really thought it through it would have been okay.
April Decheine says
I tried Baking Cookies this year for the holidays and it really sucked I must say it was hours of work and they looked terrible plus no one ate any 🙂
You’re all making me feel so much better. I did pull off an AWESOME trifle for the 4th of July. Luckily it’s okay if they look messy.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Well I think you did a pretty good job 🙂 I voted for you!
You are too hard on yourself! I voted for you, although it looks like a tough competition.
Thanks…I love my friends. You support me even through my #failures.