How can someone be a terrible cook but a not-terrible baker? That's like asking why someone can be bad at furniture design but good at putting together stuff from Ikea. The former involves talent, skill, and intuition. The latter is just doing what the instructions tell you to do.
Sure, really good baking involves improvisation and understanding ratios of ingredients and some vague notion of "science," but I never claimed to be a really good baker. I am a solidly not-bad baker. That just involves following instructions, and frequently a standing mixer. Hence the post about Kitchen Aid mixers. They are awesome.
The pink mixer is by far the best. The reasons include funding for breast cancer research and, more importantly, pinkness. I am not a huge fan of pink, but I am a fan of funny things. Nothing is funnier than receiving a pink mixer as a gift and knowing that my husband can't do anything about it. Except watching someone fall down. Nothing is funnier than watching someone fall down. Unless that someone is injured. A pink mixer is funnier than a seriously injured person.
Speaking of things that suck for my husband, I am still not good at the cleaning after baking.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Pink
I've gotten some questions about this post. Apparently the hierarchy of funny things was a bit unclear. Here is a list of things ranked in order of funniness:
- Person falling down (not injured)
- Pink mixer
- Person falling down (seriously injured)