Have you tried baking some cupcakes or cookies?

Philippines
February 19, 2009 7:21pm CST
When I was in college, there was a time that it was "in" if you could bake something. Chocolate chip cookie, cupcakes or whatever it is, as long as you could bake and show it off the next day, you're with the "in" crowd. LOL I know it must be silly, but at that time, baking was the hip hobby. I did try, after all, who doesn't want to be part of the "in" crowd right. Unfortunately, I didn't get anything right. I followed the recipes down to the last period but still didn't get anything right. So here I am still dreaming about baking something. Hopefully I would be able to do it someday. How about you? Have you baked something?
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20 responses
• Ireland
20 Feb 09
I love baking, or rather, I love the finished product! So right now I often tend to lean towards Betty Crocker as my guide, rather than recipes... I think the trick to choc-chip cookies is to leave the dough in the fridge for an hour, I hardly ever do this because I just can't wiat to eat them, but it makes them really light and fluffy. If your cookies tend to be dry, add like half a bottle of golden syrup. This is especcially nice in plain oatmeal cookies. It makes them REALLY chewy and yummy!!!
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Love the finished product too. LOL
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I bake all the time, just the other day for Valentines Day, I baked my husband's favorite strawberry cake, there's still some in the fridge..lol. I like baking cookies, usually for Christmas I'll bake batches of cookies for friends and family and give them out on Christmas Day. I like baking bread, casseroles you name it. Its not hard, cupcakes are fairly easy, and fast to bake. On the recipes you have to make sure you measure everything correctly, and do exactly as it says, if you don't, it usually won't turn out right, I've done that too...haha.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Wow, how I wish you're one of my friends so that you could have given me cupcakes on Valentine's Day! LOL. Able to buy some so no problem there. Just wish I could do it on my own. Wishful thinking! LOL
@sampotle (36)
• United States
20 Feb 09
My friends and i always bake! One of my favorite things to do with my friend Becky and make huge ornate cakes. When she was still in high school her father left for one weekend and instead of "partying" or anything like that we just made a three tiered chocolate cake covered in blue and orange marble fondant with chocolate piping. I also really enjoy making banana bread with my boyfriend.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Baking with a friend- that would be great. Although I am not sure if my friends would be delighted to do this with me. They are not just the type to do baking stuff. :)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Lol, that's funny, that's just not really "in" today is it? I don't mind baking, and I guess I'm not too bad at it, but It's certainly not my favorite thing to do. I prefer other hobbies! Like crochet and jewelry making. Oh, I still bake sometimes, but it's usually because the family's gotta eat lol! Now my sister, that's a different story! She has even been taking cake decorating classes! Yummmmmm.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I am not sure if it is "in" today, it was when I was in college. That was a few years ago. :)
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I'd like to bake but i don't know how.. that's why i have this thought of enrolling myself to a culinary school/baking school and learn the techniques.. hope time and budget permits me to do so.. =)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Had thought about that too. But then I know that I would be interested in it for the first few lessons then after that no more. So it would just be a waste of money.
• China
20 Feb 09
I like bake but I very lazy..
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Yeah, me too. I am lazy about doing things like this. But I would love to learn.
@nchap36 (556)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I haven't took time out to really bake lately. When I did I could do some awesome peanut butter cookies. They would melt in your mouth. I always had trouble with chocolate chips cookies. Either I would put to much of this or not enough that in them. It was a mess. Why the kids are out for spring break I might try chocolate chips again.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I am more for the chocolate chip cookie. Never really like peanut butter much. But still, at least you could bake something. I can't. I'm just the eater. LOL
@arnon29 (52)
• United Arab Emirates
20 Feb 09
wellbaking is not only a hobby for me it also help me to earn money during my college days. i bake cookies, brownies macaroons and cakes. especially christmas. it help me a lot to cover some of my expenses. but after college i haven't bake anymore bec of customer propect wc i dont have anymore. how i wish i could do that again especially now that im working abroad i want to have a sideline where i can earn extra income to help my family. lastly it's nice to feel that you're doing something where ur good at and earning at the same time.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I bake all the time, specially when its cold outside. Right now its winter, perfect baking weather, its nice to have the oven on and the house smelling good. My grandson is a cookie monster so I try to keep him supplied with fresh cookies. I recently made some homemade coffee cake muffins and regular coffee cake. I think baking is easy, but then I have had lots of practice.
• United States
20 Feb 09
I bake on ocasion, I prefer cooking because it is not an exact science like baking is. my favorite is a peanutbutter cookie that mom taught us to make when we were very young. I do try to always make my husband his favorite cake for his birthday, and for Thanksgiving and Christmas I bake pies and cookies. It is not something I have ever really thought about, I just do it to give the women in my family a break (they have kids and I don't)The only tip I have is to try cookies and keep an eye on them. better cookie dough then burnt.
20 Feb 09
i love bakeing tho am not with out my mistakes, but you just have to keep trying if you love it, it can a joy to all the family and your self. i would try diffrent recipes to see what you like an try diffrent ways of cooking.
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I love to bake cookies,I make peanut butter cookies and sometimes oatmeal cookies. I love to bake in the winter months.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I started baking when I was three. I love to bake but since it's just me I don't do as much as I used to. Start with something simple, like a brownie mix that has all the ingredients. Then progress to boxed cake mixes. When your really comfortable, find some recipe books that are aimed for kids (they have the really easy recipes.) Soon, after tackling the easy stuff you'll find yourself baking up a storm. I remember when I was 12 I decided to bake yeast bread. Mom didn't want to discourage me, but as she later said yeast bread was very difficult and her first loaves went out into some pot holes in their dirt road on the farm. She was really shook when my first two loaves turned out perfectly! Some people were never meant to be bakers. You may have talents in areas that people who bake can't do. The best thing to do is start out simple and work your way up.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
I took a summer cooking camp for one week once a few years back and did actually learn how to bake cookies and cupcakes and simple stuff like that. I'm not sure if I can actually make them anymore, due to lack of practice, but I think it's nice to know how to make those things. It comes in handy if you ever need to whip up something quick for a party or something. And it's pretty funny how baking could actually be considered an "in" thing to know, I never really thought about it that way.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
even me before, they say i was wasting money but thank God now i don't waste, but a source of income. of course there are still times when i fail but i recycle it immediately ha ha ha
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
just keep doing it! there's nothing to lose but don't burn it so you can still eat what you cook/bake. i do bake
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Hi, bubblyapple. I have baked some cookies, cupcakes and cakes. There was even a time when I did not have a job and I made a business out of my baking. I gained some fans because of that LOL! and I am often asked if I still bake. I do not anymore, because it is a lot of hard work. I am pretty selfish of my recipes so I work alone, with no one helping me in the kitchen. Serves me right, huh? Have a nice day!
• United States
20 Feb 09
Yes, I've baked cakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, and bread. Baking for me tends to be iffy because you can't just have, say, flour to taste. It has to be exact and I tend to be off a bit. If it's not the time, it's the ingredients(too much, too little, bla). When I am good, I am VERY GOOD, but when I'm bad, the results are hardly edible. I have better luck with just cooking.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
20 Feb 09
After more than 30 years of cooking I've done a TON of baking. I usually bake once a week or so. Last week I did a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and a loaf of banana bread. Its about time to make some more banana bread.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I love to bake, especially in cold weather. My son has been after me to bake some cookies, I told him I would not be baking anything for awhile, his dad and I are eating healthy and I can't have baked goods laying around lol. I told him I would buy him some. I never went to college, that is a nice hobby to have in order to be with the in crowd. When you tried this baking, are you sure you used the right flour? The reason I ask is because when I first married I couldn't even boil water without scorching it much less know that there were different kinds of flours like all purpose and self-rising and what their actual purpose was.