Ina’s Mangled Muffins

When I fail, I fail BIG.

You already know that Ina’s coconut cupcakes didn’t quite go as planned.  Decapitated cupcakes.  2 dozen of them.  But if it weren’t for this fail, I wouldn’t have had the Coconut Cake win.

That got me wondering, is a failure a bad thing if it provides the opportunity to succeed in a different way?  I’ll ponder that over while I look for a way to use those mangled cupcake bottoms.  Anyone out there have a suggestion for what I should do with them?

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12 Responses to Ina’s Mangled Muffins

  1. Ahem. I had to throw away an 8×8 pan this weekend because I forgot about the lemon bars I had in the oven…until I smelled them burning. This is why I don’t bake.

  2. sm says:

    whenever i decapitate cupcakes (or muffins), i turn them into cupcake sandwiches by putting the icing in the middle. (sometimes i put jam in the middle and the icing on top to make them even more extravagent!) it’s a great trick… and if you don’t tell anyone you didn’t do it on purpose, they’ll never know!

  3. Lan says:

    cake pops…

  4. Jenna says:

    I think the trifle idea is brilliant. Especially since I think that involves layers upon layers on whipped cream. Mmmmm!

  5. Karen says:

    I go along with the trifle idea. The coconut would go so well with fruit and cream.

  6. Tracy says:

    I would probably end up smearing some peanut butter on them.

  7. Jen Schall says:

    Bread pudding… Just chop them up, throw in some cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla, and bake. You can count on me to take something and make it even more fattening!

    PS – I totally chuckled when I saw the muffin pan. I’m not laughing at YOU, though. It just reminded me of one of my kitchen mishaps. My muffin pan looked very similar, except everything that was stuck on was completely black and charcoal like. I threw it out and bought a new one because it seemed easier than scrubbing. Would have taken me DAYS!

  8. Yep, I’m with you, the failures are actually a blessing. You certainly know now what doesn’t work. 🙂

  9. Wendi says:

    So the next time I have this type of cupcake mishap I’ve got some great “fixes” I can pull out thanks to everyone’s suggestions. @JenSchall thank you for reassuring me I’m not the only person who has mangled a tray of cupcakes.

  10. linda says:

    french toast

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