…It’s not burnt or disgusting, but there’s something about it that makes me feel like something’s not right. I don’t want to throw it out because that’s wasteful. So I will still bring it to work (usually) and say “it’s not my best” or “I made cookies but they’re not very good.”
I was really excited about making a Red Velvet something to bring to school (that’s where I work) for Valentine’s Day. I found a recipe for Red Velvet Whoopie Pies on Smiling Fork and was really excited about it. I’ve never made whoopie pies before or a red velvet anything from scratch and I think this is the first time I used a recipe from Smiling Fork.
Things to learn by/what I think went wrong:
- There was a discrepancy between Baking POWDER and Baking SODA (one was listed in the ingredients and the other was called for in the directions), I looked up a couple other red velvet recipes and found a happy medium, or so I thought.
- I think the butter was too soft.
- I didn’t use enough red food coloring.
- Not that I think you HAVE to have a stand up food mixer with a paddle attachment if the recipe calls for it, but I don’t, so that’s all I’m saying about that.
- The cookies are a weird consistency and don’t taste like much.
- I tried using a cookie press to shape the cookies but the thing just wouldn’t push (it’s battery powered, I’ve never used it before and didn’t know what I was doing).
- The frosting: Not enough cream cheese and too much sugar. And too much frosting left over.
I made a bigger mess than usual. I’m still clueless on certain things, but I know some ways to make it better in the future. I’m learning, I’m learning, I’m learning. Pictures to come.