At 10/25/08 04:39 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
Baking and Cooking are meant to be fun...
COOKING IS MEANT TO BE THANKLESS, BACK-BREAKING LABOR THAT WEEDS OUT THE WEAK FROM THE REST OF THE PACK, AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT.
but baking is something that is fun within a group really. Bake a cake and eat it, what's more better.
I think you are confusing "baking" with "eating."
However cooking is fun as well, what could be better than to create something with other things and make a meal that you can actually eat. Then again it's fun to watch other people cook as well.
I hate spectators, and I'll fling hot clam chowder in the eyes of the looky-loos before I acquiesce to becoming a public spectacle.
At 10/25/08 04:47 PM, solardave wrote:
Because most of the time you have to be exact with baking I usually fuck it up. You tried about 4 times to make a half decent cake for my mothers birthday and then ended up buying one. It was fucking beautiful though.
I'll tell you a little secret right now; even though when it come to cooking/baking nobody likes a "cheat," there is NO SHAME in buying pre-packaged cake mixes, for reals. In all the realm of baking, there is nothing easier to screw up than a cake, especially given the many many many varieties of cakes that there are. Honestly, just go out and buy a Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines. They spent many years and tons of money perfecting the cake recipe, adding food chemicals and enriched goodnesses, so that we could all enjoy cake's delicious pillowy goodness anytime. Take advantage of their hard work.
Despite 4 years in culinary school with a major in patisserie, to this day I will still use cake mixes over making one from scratch, unless it's a tremendously special occasion. And by "special occasion," I mean there had better be at least oral sex at some point in the evening. Otherwise, enjoy the Pillsbury.