Mother’s Day wasn’t normal this year, so we celebrated a week late. My daughter (a.k.a. Number 2) was in charge of baking a dessert for our belated Mother’s Day. Instead of making one of her beautiful cakes (like the tiered one she made for her favorite teacher, “Art Mom”), she thought out of the (cake)box and surprised us with: Nailed It! (Mother’s Day Edition).
Nailed It! is a cooking show (on Netflix) that we recently viewed as a family. It is highly entertaining to watch amateur bakers creatively imitate professional desserts. Inspired by the hilarity of this show, my daughter decided to have a timed bake-off between my mom, my two sisters, and myself. The challenge was to recreate Cupcake Jemma’s Unicorn Cupcake; the prize was a cute chef’s hat (that was lovingly decorated), and of course, bragging rights.
Each of us made mistakes ranging from mis-measurements to putting warm icing on warmer cupcakes. We took turns using measuring cups and spoons, we had to improvise mixing bowls and whisks, and we used a piping bag and fondant for the first time. Long story short, we made a huge mess in my mom’s kitchen, but we finished in time. We added “First Place doesn’t have to clean the kitchen” as a rule, and our kids “blindly” judged the best cupcake out of our personal batches.
Ok, so we need to work on our Competitive Baking Skills. Even though someone used an entire stick of butter in her batter (sounds like a problem with fractions to me), the cupcakes actually tasted pretty good. Now if we could only make all of our motherhood mistakes work out for us like that!
Nailed It! Mother’s Day Edition was a blast, and I dare to say there will be a re-match next year!
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