My Mom asked me to make 36 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting to bring to her work for a co-worker's birthday.
My recipe only made 30 cupcakes. So I thought to myself, just use half the recipe and have a few extra. Then as I was making it I realize that I was adding the same volume of ingredients again instead of only half. I ended up with 60 chocolate cupcakes. Then I ran out of Chocolate Ganache at cupcake number 37.
At least I had a full 36 of what my client (Mom) had asked for. For the rest I just made a quick chocolate butter cream frosting. That lead me to my great dilemma. What to do with all these chocolate cupcakes? Yes, my life is full of such problems.
I brought them to my work and my friends and co-workers ate them with much guilt, regret, self loathing, and a little childish glee. To clear up a question someone asked me today, No I have not started my own bakery. Yet. The bakery boxes used for transporting said cupcakes are doughnut boxes swiped from Smith's Grocery store. They were too shallow, when I closed the lid the frosting would get smushed. I cut the top off, and taped wooden dowls to the four corners of the box so that when I replaced the lid it would sit higher and keep the frosting from smushing.