It was about this time last year that I moved into a new apartment. I was so excited about my new kitchen. The appliances were so shiny, and everything was yet to be covered in flour and powdered sugar. When I was asked to bake some cupcakes for a friend’s birthday party a few days after I moved in, I happily agreed. So what if all my baking tools were still in boxes? I couldn’t wait to break in the oven!
After digging through some of my stuff, I scrounged up my cupcake pan and some mixing bowls, although my oven thermometer was nowhere to be seen. Oh well, I thought. I’ve made this recipe a million times. It’ll be fine. I mixed up the batter, stuck the cupcakes in the oven, and when I pulled them out, they fell! Oh, the horror! If you’ve ever had your cupcakes sink in the middle, you know what I’m talking about. I felt like such a baking failure.