Five Ways To Bake Like A Grown-up

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

I’m so bad at being an adult.

But… I’m super great at pretending to be a reasonable grown-up.  I mean, seriously.  I somehow pay my taxes and have car insurance… but I eat brownies for dinner and write a blog for a living.  Most days I need adult supervision.

Grown-ups get in pickles.  Sticky situations.  I know.  I’ve been in my fair share..  Luckily I know how to bake my way out.  It’s a skill and a gift… and I’m sharing.

Note:  perhaps the following examples are based on personal experiences.  Perhaps.

Double Note:  Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes are bomb.

Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to bake for your parents when you stop by their house, unannounced, with a truckload of dirty laundry to wash in their machine: Oatmeal Chocolate Pecan Cookies.

You get away with such blatant laundry abuse because your mom used to do the same thing to her mother.  Tell Mom it’s the circle of life  if she tries to give you a hard time.  Circle of Life…. there’s no fighting The Lion King.

Dark Chocolate Brownies

What to bake for your brother when you forget his wife’s name:  Dark Chocolate Brownies.

Actually… you should feel extra bad because his wife’s name is basically the same as your own mother’s name.  How could you forget that!?  Tacky.

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

What to bake after a night of drunk texting people you shouldn’t even be sober texting… and your mom: Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles.

I mean…. I’m just guessing here.  It’s not like this has ever happened to me.  Except that one time… and then maybe that other time too.

Ugh.

Rice Pudding

What to bake when you’re matched with your ex-boyfriends best friend on an Internet dating site.

Oh Lordy.  You’re gonna need some Rice Pudding.

Pudding soothes the awkward.

Pan Dulce

To avoid writing out bills, I always find that whipping up some yeasted sweet bread fills up my time.  You might consider it.

Pan Dulce.  Time consuming and delicious.

But bills must be payed eventually.  Adulthood is annoying like that.

84 thoughts on “Five Ways To Bake Like A Grown-up

  1. The one that got me was being matched with the ex’s bff. (Hey, maybe you were in the right neighborhood and just at the wrong address?) Although I realize, this may not have been about you but about another person. ;)

    Seriously? That stuff happens to me too. Ack.

  2. Okay, I’m hooked on your blog. It’s 8AM here in good ol’ England, my little ones & I woke up 30 min. ago, I’ve changed their nappies, made ‘em some toast, plopped them in front of the tv (bad mummy! good cbeebies progs so I don’t feel that bad), and here I am on your blog. Love your style and your grub. Now, would you mind sending your cupcakes over the pond?

  3. Adulthood is overrated. I mean, so many kids just want to grow up, and I just want to go back to being a kid. That said, I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up.

    I should make pan dulce. Wasting time with baking is one of my favorite things!

  4. Your life sounds so interesting and hilarious… with just a dash of awkward. Or two! :-) All appear to be delicious and effective ways to deal with the stress of “adult” life. Bleh!

  5. The pan dulce remind me of Rotiboys. They are a Mexican bun with a coffee topping. These buns are sooo good. You should try them out one day. :) The Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes are so cute.

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