Big Fail: Fall Pies

11 Nov

So I’m sure all you cutie readers get on here and think that everything always goes wonderfully here in buttery/sugary cupcake land.  Please read: “course you already know I take millions of pics of millions of goodies to end up with just a few delicious enough to even share…”  But just in case you need proof that things go poorly around here always sometimes… let’s party:

These two beauties actually occurred on the same weekend.  Side by side.  Back to back.  What we like to call: a win, win.

It was my brilliant plan to please fruit pie lovers (with a classic apple pie), and my picky, picky hubs (with a creamy cinnamon pie topped with crunchy m&ms).  I was planning on killing two birds with one stone too.  Scratch that, I hate that phrase, how ’bout frosting two cupcakes with one hand?  Why on earth does that sound dirty? Whatever, you know what I mean!  I was trying to whip something up that met two requests from my giveaway post, a cinnamon dessert (not cinnamon apple etc., just straight up cinnamon) and something that was beautiful like fall leaves!  So I guess that’s three cupcakes with one hand!?  But all the cupcakes turned into crapcakes and here’s how:

Specimen #1, the big doot pie:

Saddest part of all?  Do you know how long it takes to find the ‘perfect apple pie recipe‘? And to peel apples – and make a pretty little lattice top?  Way long.  I should probably give it a second shot, since it gets millions of great reviews @ allrecipes – the odds are like 99.8% that I royally botched it… all on my own.  *Sigh*  After the fact I realized that *of course* the caramely topping goes under the top crust – but how on earth did I miss that the first time around?!

And without further adieu, onto the second FAIL:

Specimen #2, the tempting & festive cinnamon pie:

Ahahaha, tricked ya!  That sucker was a total fakeout.  Delicious and tempting on the outside, texture of a wet sponge on the inside.  Or maybe more like melty rubber. Blargh – it was so icky!

To the poor friends who had to smile through both pies – please forgive me!

So that’s the tale of the two culinary lead balloons.  Now please tell me you have some similar edible stalemates to cheer me up!

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One Response to “Big Fail: Fall Pies”

  1. Leah November 13, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    TESSAH!! im so sorry ive been MIA! ive been busy busy busy. buuuuut. i did catch myself up and read all ur back blogs! and i am flattered to hear that you took my ideas for the cinnamon pie and fall leaves! i smiled big when i read that! and i bet you ANY MONEY both of those pies were delicious! especially that cinnamon and M&M one! man i wish i lived near you so i could’ve tried that! what was the filler of the pie? it looks so delicious. did jer end up liking the apple pie?
    ALSO!!! i LOVE the apron! im SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO sorry i never wrote you back, or even messages u on FB or ur blog! i feel TERRIBLE! im kind of A.D.D. to the point where when i read something (or receive something in the mail, i.e. your lovely apron), i say “yay! how lovely. a message/gift/letter” then i move on and forget to ever respond! happens all the time with texts and voicemails. i read/listen, say “how nice” then move on. i fail to follow up. so please accept my deepest apologies. i wore it around the house the day i got it. haha. im a dork. i shall send a picture when i bake my first goodie in it.

    dont worry my dear. i am still a faithful follower of your blog! i need SOME comedic relief in my life! and additional temptations to eat delicious food (as if i dont do a good job of that on my own without temptation… ha)

    lookin forward to the next attempt at my suggestions! love u lady! hope all is well!!

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