Tonight started with such promise, but it didn't take long for my lack of domestic skills to kill any success the night might hold.
I started off the night determined to silk dye some eggs. I had picked up a bunch of silk ties from the thrift store earlier today so I could give this project a shot. It took a lot of breath and energy to blow the yolk out of the eggs, so I really hoped that everything worked out well.
|The blown-out eggs with the silk scraps I chose to use.|
|The final product. Really not quite how they were supposed to turn out.|
The images that I saw when I got this idea were so even and consistent. My eggs really didn't look all that even at all. I think I should have maybe secured the silk more tightly or maybe added more vinegar to the boiling water. I'm not sure what went wrong, but I was certainly not happy with my results.
|The good side.|
|And the reverse of the same egg. Not so pretty.|
|Back. Again, not so good.|
|Back. Equally bad.|
|Hardly any print transfered on this one.|
All in all, this was a totally failure. I've got more ties, so I'll try it again. But I'm pretty disappointed with my results.
So, after you blow out six eggs, you have a whole lotta yolk to use. I decided to make a capri cake with all those eggs. A capri cake is essentially a flourless chocolate torte with some almonds. They taste AMAZING, and I figured I'd bring it to work tomorrow to share with my colleagues.
|Dark chocolate and almonds ... yum.|
Well, like the eggs, the cake was a disaster. It didn't mix well or cook well, and, sadly, I had to throw it out. But not before I took pictures of the catastrophe.
I really am not good at being domestic. I keep trying it, but I keep sucking. Good thing I'm not a housewife.
|Actually tastes pretty great. Lots of chocolate and nuts. It just looks like vomit.|