Sep 30, 2010: I tried baking today. Now, I don't cook on a normal basis, or at all to be frank. The max that I make are Maggi noodles and the occasional rock-hard cookies (which have turned up as evidence in murder cases). But thanks to Masterchef Australia and the absolutely a-m-a-z-i-n-g dishes everyone puts up, I decided to find the (extremely well) hidden cook inside me. And then I had this excellent vanilla and chocolate sponge cake that had me going yum! and I decided to make it my way.
I'm a disaster at baking.
The funny thing is that I didn't even finish baking the cake fully. Everything was going well. Vanilla layer - done. Chocolate layer - done. Batter beautifully poured into the dish. Put into the microwave. Woohoo! But I judged one thing wrongly. The dish I used for baking the cake - I'd used that before for baking. Twice! But this third time, while I'm making everything from scratch, the dish decides to melt. I checked on the cake at about the 8 minute mark and the dish had melted from the sides!! It was a classic WTF moment..
Now, I'm going to bake the same thing again. Tomorrow. In a different dish. But I feel so sad. Why, O Cruel World, Why? :P