I guess I should start this story by explaining that normally I tout myself as a cupcake making expert. My apartment should just be called a bakery. I bake when I'm stressed out, when I'm procrastinating or when I'm craving chocolate. Basically, I bake all the time. My personal favorites to make are Funfetti cupcakes with strawberry whipped icing, or red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.
*TIP* substitute milk for water in any cake recipe to make it more moist
So, being the pastry chef that I am (or thought I was) I got really excited when my mom bought me a large cupcake shaped cake mold for Christmas. The directions were fairly straightforward, telling the user to pour one box of cake mix evenly between the two portions.
Well, I guess I didn't measure too well because the top was definitely smaller than the bottom. That should be an easy fix with lots of icing to cover it up, right? Wrong. Instead of making my small fudge-up look like a masterpiece, I ended up turning the entire thing into one giant blob that slightly resembles male genitalia.
It still tasted delicious, but next time I think I will measure more carefully.