It has become apparent that I had to change the name of yesterday's 'incident' from the 'Muffin Failure' to total and complete 'Baking Massacre'. The muffins were just the first straw. It took three batches to get something edible and presentable. The cupcakes, on the other hand, could not be saved. The doctor tried everything. I mourned their loss until 9am this morning. Then I drove to Whole Foods and bought cupcakes for Oliver's Valentine's Day party.
Due to these tragic circumstances, I am finding it necessary to swear off baking forever. That's right...never again will I preheat my oven, carefully mix ingredients, and wait for a delectable treat to emerge warm and delicious. Never again. For the next two weeks. At least.