Daily Prompt – Disastrous


The newly bought recipe book titled “Baking for beginners placed on the bookshelf attracted my attention. The glossy pictures and the easy to bake instructions made baking look like a child’s play. Having a sweet tooth, I decided this would be a good investment to learn the art of baking and its finer nuances. Dreaming of becoming a great master chef in due course, I walked back home, proud of my purchase.

The very next day I shortlisted on a simple Vanilla sponge cake to bake. I earnestly started getting the ingredients ready. At that point the doorbell rang. I answered it and came back a few minutes later and continued with the recipe. Once done, I put the batter in the oven and waited. I was lost in the anticipation of all the adulation I would garner for my maiden attempt at baking. The bell on the timer rang , jolting me out of my reverie. I rushed to take out my masterpiece from the oven. I was shocked to see the disastrous result that came out. It was an absolute flop show. The cake had simply sunk into a hollow and cracked badly. Totally disappointed with my effort I checked the recipe book again, only to realise that when I went to attend the door bell, the page had turned in the breeze. I was totally oblivious to that and had just continued. The mix up of the proportions goofed up my cake completely!

All my family members had a hearty laugh when I narrated them my maiden tryst with baking!!



46 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Disastrous”

  1. I had once tried with my brother, after a longe trouble ….it became a tasteless feozen cake….bt i loved it too…😂😂😂😂
    BTW ur journey is much interesting & entertaining..😋

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  2. Oh this & more has happened to me! I’m sure the taste wasn’t compromised! It must have been delicious❤️ To more baking adventures because with sugar, nothing can really be bad🥂
    I just saw that you take baking classes at home! Would love to see those baked treats Radhika😊

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    1. The taste was good Divya but otherwise a big flop 😉
      Baking requires a lot of patience. A little goof up of measurements can alter the final texture. You may be well aware of all this, after all you are the baking queen 💖

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  3. Baking disasters are a norm. Everyone who has tried their hand at baking (except those who are born with the skill embedded in their genes) has these disasters. It may not look perfect but it would just taste super, a little browned but yummy.
    Try try try again, after all baking disasters are stepping stones to becoming a successful baker.:)


  4. Aha! Enjoyed reading it Radhika! All these blunders make us more careful! 😃 That cake looks still ok , I don’t hv pic of brown(black) bread , definitely would come first in the list of baking fails 😅

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