No one knows this the way Sheryl Crow does: the woman recorded a song called “My Favorite Mistake” about a love that was so good and so very very wrong. They say it’s about Eric Clapton, but personally I’m thinking she must have been referencing Kid Rock.
In cooking, we make some mistakes as well. Not all of them favorites, and some downright embarrassing. The curdled cream sauce, the inflammable plum pudding, the meatloaf that wouldn’t stay “loaf”-ed.
But of all cooking mistakes, overseasoning is quite possibly the worst. And substitutions are bad too. Chili powder, Dutch cocoa, and cayenne are not the same as ancho. Really. And dumping in close to a quarter cup of same does not help the situation. Especially in cupcakes.
These little beauties were put out in front of a group of women, and were not devoured instantly. Because they made people cry. And not even a Hoover Dam of cream cheese frosting can stop Niagara Falls.
These look so good they would make you cry tears of joy. Really.