Since my brother's 19th (yikes!) birthday was yesterday, I thought it would be incredibly sweet of me to go over and bake him a cake. Oh, but not just any cake: a giant cupcake using this awesome gift Joy De Vivre sent to me earlier this year for my own bday. Thing is, it's been six months later and I'd yet to use it! Now was as good a time as any, I thought.
Too bad the devil lurks in my mom's crazy oven and uses hell fire to burn our hard efforts to bits (which it did with our first batch of TMNT cupcakes). When my sister and I saw that within minutes our cake was browning over, we turned the temperature down...and kept turning it on, off, low, higher for about an hour with no success. There was so much batter in the pan that the inside simply refused to bake without burning the outer edges even further. So we salvaged what we could, dressed it in icing and sprinkles and called it a day. Hopefully next time around I'll get an entire cupcake instead of a baked titty.