I like to bake. My real obsession is cupcakes. Though, people are more apt to scarf down cookies in my house. My best friend, Tricia, bought me this book:
andit is the BEST! It basically starts out every recipe with a cake mix- Yeah, I am a cheater, I use cake mix.
I think Tricia bought me this book because she doesn't trust my baking abilities. I made one stupid mistake as a teen-ager and have never lived it down (ok, two (never wear white leather to a wedding) but that's another story).
I decided to make a cake to bring to school when we were in 9th grade (I think?). I didn't have any eggs, though. The store was like, a whole mile away! So, I decided to just add milk because it had the same consistency as eggs, almost. The cake came out like a cardboard pancake. But that didn't deter me, I still put some canned frosting on it, and pretty decorations, and took it to school the next day. I think we ended up using it as a frisbee.
Now, I am better than that. I actually follow a recipe. Sometimes I fiddle with it if it is a recipe for soup or some casserole, but I never fiddle with the eggs to oil ratio in a cupcake. I even make my own butter cream frosting. With real butter, yo. I have some mad baking skillz now. I just wish I had more opportunities that called for cupcakes!