I woke up today craving something delicious and bready and was like, “Ooh, I know, a plain cake!” So I went through the cupboards & found some gluten-free baking mix so my mum could have the cake too (she’s gluten-intolerant), realized we didn’t have any vanilla flavoring but found almond instead and thought, “Ooh, a marzipan-like cake!” so I grabbed that. All in all, it was gonna be a delicious cake.
So then I asked my mum which pan to put the mix in to bake it in the oven and she was like, “Oh, yeah, this one,” and picked the second biggest size we have. Sooo we put it in the oven and set the timer and I walked away from it.
30 minutes later, my mum says it smells like the cake is burning and I’m like, “Whaaat? Nah, it shouldn’t even be close to done for another 45 minutes or so,” and she’s like, “Um, no, really, smell that.”
Well the cake was kind of erupting from the pan like some sort of delicious, almond-flavored lava all over the bottom of the oven and it’s burning on the bottom of the oven and smoke starts to sort of billow from the stove and we’re doing that freakout thing where you know something bad is happening but you don’t even know where to start to fix it. So I’m waving a towel around like a maniac opening all the windows and doors so the fire alarm doesn’t go off and mum’s taking the cake out of the oven and trying to scoop out the bits of cakey goop that have accumulated on the bottom of the oven and there’s this thick layer of smoke along the ceiling and I’m still not entirely sure how the smoke detector didn’t go off by that point.
About 20 minutes later everything was okay, we’d cleaned it all up and the smoke was mostly gone (it still smells in here, though), and the bit of cake we could salvage we moved to the biggest pan we have and put it in the oven to see if we could get anything from it.
So yeah, the “cake” now resembles a delicious pastry that’s pretty flat, but it tastes amazing. All in all, I swear I can create things that will be delicious if they’re in the right hands, but my mum and I suck at trying to figure out a) what size pan to bake stuff in, b) how long to bake it for, and c) how high to put the oven on.
I have a feeling I’ll be able to do this cake again properly next time, but I really hope all of my first attempts at stuff like this don’t end up like this, cause that’s just too many messes to clean up.
I went for a run in the woods behind our house & it was all silent. The fog that had rolled in during the night was still sort of hanging around so it was kind of creepy. I saw an owl (!!) which stared at me while I stared back and did some stretching because I just wanted to keep looking at the owl. I was gone for a good 45 minutes or so, and even though I didn’t run the whole time, I feel awesome.
Now I get to spend the rest of the day doing homework & stuff knowing I started the day off right.
I leave for Belgium in exactly one month. One month to keep this up regularly so I can come off of that plane and wow the boyfriend with my awesome bod. Cause, y’know, that’s how long-distance relationships go. ♥
I am 100% against the idea of getting dressed after taking a 45 minute bubble bath while rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with a clay facial mask on. So I’m just kinda wandering around with my towel on wishing I could be one of those people who’s okay with running errands in sweatpants.
Oi, girl! How are you doing? Detailed report, please.
School = Same old, same old. Struggling in some classes, kicking ass in others, can’t wait for all of it to be done for good even though that’s a few years down the road…
Personal = SUPER excited because I’m going to Belgium for a MONTH in from mid-September to mid-October which will be awesome and amazing. I don’t suppose there’s any chance of seeing you and Tom, is there? I don’t think the boyfriend & I can afford to get over to Germany so unless we found a cheap way to meet up that wasn’t extraordinarily inconvenient, I don’t know if it’s a possibility but I thought I’d give you guys a heads up on the off chance!
Also, the stuff you reblog is ridiculously hilarious but I’m actually dying every time you repost Pottermore stuff cause I’ve missed the clue TWICE now because I keep going to bed too early so tonight I’m staying up ALL FREAKING NIGHT and I’m gonna catch that fucking clue. :P