Peaches and Lace


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Cardigan: Xihiliration by Target lace (worn here before - similar here)
Top: Gillian & O'Malley by Target (worn here before - similar here)
Skirt: NY&Co. abstract print (worn here before - similar here, pencil here, as dress here)
Belt: J. Crew metallic skinny (similar here)
Necklace: Laila Rowe (similar here, here)
Shoes: Sofft vivian (worn here before - similar here)

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Juicy sweet Georgia peaches are in season right now, which should have been a sign for me to leave well enough alone. Why mess with nature's tasty perfection? See the sweet little white peaches nestled innocently in the springform pan, unawares of the baking-disaster to follow?

I don't bake a whole lot because I'm really a salty-things gal and I don't have an awesome track record with it. I've done the occasional cheesecake or yellow cake or some partly-made Pillsbury something before, but I don't really like having to precisely measure, take out big equipment, excuses, excuses.

But since BF is a peach and dessert fiend, I thought I'd try my hand at this recipe - even though I didn't have all the necessary ingredients. Like real butter. Or a skillet. And too lazy to break out the mixer.

So I ended up with this:

Though the cake in the pic appears mildly salvageable, I assure, it was not. The whole thing was about an inch thick, which totally means it didn't rise. And it took 3x longer to cook than the recipe recommended, which still resulted in a goopy middle and now completely shapeless melted soured peaches.

Brave sweet BF still took for himself a piece though and insisted it was good. Though the rest of that thing is still sitting by its lonesome on the counter, waiting patiently for the merciful trash can countdown.

I could go all day with my past cooking fails (ever try to cook puff pastry in the microwave? or puree chickpeas in a blender? or make anything that involves chicken and peaches together? or use cayenne powder in place of chili powder?), but I'd love to hear from you.

Do any of you have any cooking-tastrophes you want to share?