Pinterest is a trap. It lures in un-crafty people with pictures of miniature whoopie pies and then crushes their hopes when they come out looking like cat turds.
Sorry for the graphic imagery but Pinterest got me again. My company held a fall themed cook-off. Two of the judging categories were appearance and fall-ness so obviously I thought Pinterest’s plethora of sickeningly cutesy foods would deliver me a winning dish.
I settled for mini caramel apples. I trekked to my local ACME, purchased 6 apples, a bag of Popsicle sticks, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Then proceed to spend the next two hours cursing Pinterest and eating lukewarm caramel sauce. Here’s my Pinterest failure.
Ingredients: (Makes 50)
- 6 Granny Smith apples
- 2 jars of microwaveable caramel dip
- 1 bag of Popsicle or cake pop sticks
- Mini cupcake tins
- Orange and black sprinkles
Step 1: Use a melon baller to scoop out little apple balls from a larger whole apple
In theory, this sounds like a simple recipe. In actuality, caramel does not stick the the inside of apple. The juice interacts with caramels sauce and sends it pooling at the bottom of the cupcake tins.
Anyone have any luck with a similar project? What did I do wrong? Better yet, any other famous Pinterest fails? Let me know so I don’t feel like such a loser.