Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Food Network Challenges

I'm addicted to the Food Network. It's no use trying to hide it. I will spend an entire night curled up on the couch watching Ace of Cakes or the Food Network Challenges thinking, "Man, I could do that." and "What I wouldn't give for someone to let me show off my talent."

My brother quickly caught on to my love for food, and making crazy things, and he decided we needed to have challenges of our own. Well, two challenges down, and a year gone by, and I am finally throwing my hat in the ring. I am not, and never will be, good enough for the Food Network. Am I giving up my love for cakes? no. Am I giving up my sibling bonding with cake and food challenges? Absolutely not. I'm just admitting to myself, as hard as that may be, that I am no decorating genius. Maybe I should just stick to organizing and managing things for a living.

Anyways, what were the challenges you ask? Well, First up we tried a cake challenge. appropriately named "Monkey Brains," my brother and I attempted to recreate the monkey head and brains from the movie, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Eight cakes stacked on top of each other, carved out for rice crispy brains to be added as well as rice crispy facial features and ears attached, it's no wonder our creation collapsed right after the final picture was taken.
I think he looked a little more like "Joe Cool the Monkey," but either way, he was awesome.

The worst part of that day was how awful we felt after eating all that sugar. We went to the grocery store to bye salad for dinner because if we even thought about sugar we would have exploded!

For the holidays we thought we should try a different challenge: gingerbread house! To celebrate Christmas as well as my brother's purchase of a new house, we decided we would make a replica of that house made entirely out of gingerbread and sugar! After trying to attach the gingerbread while still warm and not having patience for the icing to dry, the roof finally collapsed before making it through the night.
I think I might just stick to my graham crackers on milk cartons for my next gingerbread house!

Needless to say, I had a blast trying these new things, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I just wont be calling the Food Network anytime soon.

1 comment:

Mrs. 5C said...

So I totally almost decorated the gingerbread hovel after you left. But then I got distracted by the AMAZING chocolate chip cookies you made, and then I had the energy to tackle 12 more home improvement projects, and then I never made it back to man town. :)
I'm looking forward to your next decorating adventure!