Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake

25 Posted by - April 19, 2012 - Food & Drink

I think of myself as a tolerant person. I only groan a little when I hear a dad joke. I hang out with people who are prettier than me. And I occasionally let people with Romney bumper stickers get in front of me on the freeway. I can even tolerate the odd disgusting food item, provided it has some redeeming qualities.

Strawberries & cream mug cake has no redeeming qualities.

Image from Babble.com

Image from Babble.com

Oh, sure. It looks delicious. It sounds pretty good, too. But do not be fooled.

The idea is cute. You want some cake, but you only want an individual serving size of cake. So, you make a cake in a mug. Adorable. So, I assembled my ingredients.

cake in a mug ingredients

I mixed them as the instructions stated in a separate bowl, which, by the way, hurt my heart a little.

mug cake in a bowl

I mean, if you’re going to call it a mug cake, a bowl should be in no way involved. Also, I am lazy and had to go find a bowl. Dudes, it was hard enough to find all the stuff in my house to make the fucking cake. I had to pull a dusty yogurt out of the back of the fridge and I’m pretty sure it expired in 2008. Anyways. Into the mug.

uncooked mug cake

And into the microwave.

microwaving mug cake

I knew immediately when I took this out of the microwave to stick a toothpick in it that it was going to be a disaster. The toothpick bounced off. I guess that means it was done.

The rest of this story really should be told in pictures. Words cannot explain. I leave you with this.

mug cake taste test

mug cake taste test

mug cake taste test

mug cake taste test

mug cake taste test

In conclusion, if you like recipes that turn out like marginally edible sponges, you might like this. Otherwise, run. Run far away.

mug cake

Summary
Article Name
Strawberries & Cream Mug Cake
Author
Description
What do you get when you try to make a single-serving cake in the microwave? Well, it ain't pretty.

If you liked this post, please pin it on Pinterest or share it where you hang out most! Share buttons are below to make it super easy! Thanks!

  • Parrish

    I am now a fan…

    • Pintester

      Welcome. Have some cake.

    • Susie

      You are the modern day Erma Bombeck. Thank you.:)

  • http://www.kategeorge.com Kate George

    This is sad, but it kind of looks okay to me. Not like the picture… but like defective cake. I’d totally eat defective cake. Unless it tastes like moldy sponge, then maybe not.

    • Pintester

      Oh, honey, no. It was not good. Worse than moldy sponge. Maybe assy sponge. I promise, you wouldn’t have wanted it.

      • http://pinterest.com/IndigoRitual/ Indigo Ritual

        With this comment you won my heart, and my following :)

        • Sara Benitez

          SECONDED! I am a fan.

  • Steph

    I am so glad you posted this! A ton of my friends have pinned it today and I wanted to try it. Now I don’t have to.
    You are my hero…

    • Pintester

      Glad to be of service.

  • http://urthalun.com/ Julie

    LOL!!!

    … a dusty yogurt…

    “Oh honey no…..”

    Gawd I love you.
    (But dammit, now I want REAL cake.)

  • http://www.bethcaudill.net/ Beth Caudill

    There was a book on mug cakes free on amazon recently. I am now terribly afraid to try any of the recipes.

    (I too am now craving real cake.)

    • Pintester

      Yes, real cake. Go with real cake.

    • http://canisunfamiliaris.wordpress.com CanisUnfamiliaris

      I managed to get that free mug cakes book, but… they are fairly complicated, imo. The whole point of making a mug serving of a cookie/cake/brownie/whatever, is that it should only take you a few minutes to whip together, and only dirty the mug. Meh.

      I tried that beautiful looking chocolate chip cookie in a mug that was going around a while back, and it turned out EXACTLY like this sponge-cake. Very disappointing. I’ll stick to the tried and true brownie in a mug, that never disappoints.

  • http://karenb1963.wordpress.com Karen (Betty Bear)

    I once made a chocolate mug cake, having seen the recipe and and had a craving for chocolate cake. What could be better, I thought! One serving. Excellent! Um, no. It was like vaguely chocolate flavored rubber sponge. It didn’t even seem like food at all.

    • Pintester

      Right? I’m pretty sure I could have washed my car with that thing.

  • Pingback: Nailed It: Strawberry Mug Cake | CraftFail

  • Bobbie Mackey

    i knew there was a reason that yogurt was still in my fridge. perfect for a little treat for my stay-out-way-too-late hubby! ;)

  • Pingback: Start Spreading the News | Sonja Foust

  • ann

    It not that bad! I going to cut down the egg to 2Tb

  • Trisha

    I just laughed so hard, I nearly wet my pants. Thank you!

    • Pintester

      You’re quite welcome. We strive for pants-wetting glee here. :)

  • ehsona

    Sorry to comment on an older post but just had to… Not often do I see a sense of humor like mine, and a crafty girl who isn’t afraid to drop the “F-Bomb” to boot! Too often it’s all glitter and fruit covered vintage aprons… Yeah. Anyway just wanted to say you’re my hero. Looking forwards to viewing the rest of your site, and cackling like that awesome old witch that tried to make rabbit stew out of Bugs Bunny! ;)

  • Wanda

    Yeah, mug cake=just buy a friggin cake. I’m glad I’m not the only mug cake school drop out. I tried a chocolate peanut butter one and was so disappointed and felt like a defective baker. It’s not me, it’s the mug cake!

  • Pingback: The Pintester Takes on Mini German Pancakes | CraftFail

  • Sarah

    Oh no! There ARE good mug cakes… Check out chocolatecoveredkatie.com. Her’s is vegan (read: fewer ingredients!) and can just be made in the mug. You can even make confetti cake in a mug! And the key is to only nuke it for 90 seconds. Any more and it dehydrates…but the vegan one can be undercooked since there’s no egg or anything.

  • Mama Bear

    yup.. instant fan here too.. you kick ass. Cause you are honest, and the fact you do the dirty work for me on making the crap first..;
    )

  • http://www.wix.com/lykoiseries/totl AndiNorwich

    ha! I about pissed myself when you were talking about scrounging up the ingredients (sans the 2008 dated yogurt). Consider me another follower of your blog!

  • http://dragoncrafting.blogspot.com/ SilverMoon

    The problem with all mug cakes is that there is just too much egg to rest of ingredients ratio. Try the eggless ones, they tend to work better. There’s a 4 minute brownie recipe floating around pinterest that only takes 4 minutes and it’s devine. Floppy, crumbly gooey, not brownie like at all, deliciousness. But seriously, if you are jonesing for a cake fix that bad, who cares if it’s a mess (plus, it’s cocoa based, not chocolate pieces, so it’s good for a choc fix when there isn’t any in the house too)

    I’m totally following you now!

  • Kate

    Awesome blog. Thanks for saving me all the mental effort I was putting in to THINKING about making some of this stuff! You’ve also alleviated some the guilt associated with NOT doing any of this stuff weekend after weekend! :)

  • http://randomratsnest.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Fucking hilarious!!

  • Tracey

    There is a special place in Heaven for you, brave one. I love that you are doing this and will visit your blog OFTEN!

  • http://tarasviewoftheworld.com tarasview

    I think you might be my new hero.

    *insert Bette Middler music here*

  • Kimberly

    Awesome post….even better blog. I always wondered about those “mug cakes,” and thanks to you, I’ve been spared.

  • Meredith

    oh i felt the same way! i made one similar to this and it was awful! i guess that’s what anyone gets for trying to take the easy way out and make mini cake in a microwave…

  • http://twitter.com/twinisms Bridget (@twinisms)

    Hahaha! You are undeniably awesome.

  • Lauren

    I make these all the time. You overbaked it!

    Btw- you can keep the dry ingredients in a container, spoon into the mug, and just add water when you want one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lesley.chance1 Lesley McClain

    For all that trouble, I would have just made a whole cake! I’ll stick to the 1-2-3 cake for sure.

  • http://Pinterest Sarah K

    I laughed through the entire post! Huge fan of this blog now!

  • Chelsea

    Who in the f*** would think to make a cake in the MICROWAVE????????? That’s a sin against God, it’s in the Bible and everything.

  • http://kabibimei.wordpress.com Cory

    completely hilarious. thanks ; )

  • caren

    Thank you for taking on this daunting task….its amazing to me how often people post things that are just garbage or total lies! I am waiting to see someone post something on how to entertain a 3 year old and have a picture of a toilet with toys floating in it or something! I am looking forward to more posts. Do you take requests?!

  • Melissa

    You won me over when you used the word “fuck” in your blog. Haha, I also like to try stuff on Pinterest, but luckily for me, I haven’t had anything terrible yet. YET. Lol.

  • http://susiedelaney.wordpress.com Bittersweet Susie

    Yessssss! This is the best BLOG EVER

  • Darlene Elkins

    I’ve learned to nuke the mug cakes for less time than the recipe calls for. 27 seconds does the trick in my microwave.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammi.carter Tammi Hill Carter

    Girlfriend you totally crack-me-up. I love your descriptions and am going to read more.

  • ChaineyW

    Yeah, I thought I would try a chocolate mug cake. Never. Again.

  • Danielld

    I love you. I tried something similar to this, but it had oatmeal, egg, brown sugar, milk and blueberries. Assy sponge explains it well.

  • http://monroega.blogspot.com/ Tanya

    rofl…i’ve seen these mug cakes and have often wondered…now i know!

  • http://www.grabscents.com Flameless Candle Director

    Thanks for the warning! “Mug” cakes…lovely name!

  • Teresa Patterson

    ok, this is genius

  • http://[email protected] teresawhitt

    Oh this is fabulous!! I literally laughed out loud when I was reading and then looked at those pictures…girl, that is priceless. I just happen to catch my sister baking the chocolate chip “upside down” on the muffin pan cups,….FAIL! We ate crunchy pieces of cookie, the rest of the weekend. It was funny. She still is seeing and pinning tons of stuff. She will love this one! Keep up the good work!

  • http://gravatar.com/boogitycheez boogitycheez

    The only part I was confused about was are there really people driving around with Romney bumper stickers? Really? Fuck.

  • http://gravatar.com/christinekh christinekh

    LOFL! That;s exactly the face I made when I tried the French Toast in a Mug. HILARIOUS!

  • Kristen

    That is awesome!!! I am still in tears laughing, even after reading all the comments. I have also made the Chocolate Mug Cake, Yuck. Only if your desperate!

    • http://twitter.com/tzarinna tzarinna (@tzarinna)

      Eat the cake Anna Mae!!!

      *Sorry, I just couldn’t resist

  • Becky B.

    I find that with any mug cakes you have to choose one that you don’t mind eating underdone because mug cakes taste much better if you don’t cook them all the way through. There is one floating around on Pinterest that is is a coffee cake that is divine, but only if you don’t cook it all the way through as all microwave cakes get spongy.

  • http://hollieshobbies.wordpress.com Hollie’s Hobbies

    Hilarious!

  • http://wrongwaydummy.wordpress.com bigmouthmom

    You make me laugh! I too have tried and failed at many a Pinterest find!

  • Laurie lasalle

    I just tried to make mug cake last night. I want something sweet I don’t want to be a complete fat ass and eat 24 cupcakes to myself cause I can. So I’m like yay! Yeah…. No. It literally was a huge sponge. Dry but not. So awkward. I don’t understand so dense. I’m do glad I found you and that you feel the same way lol.

  • Rachel Brittin

    Thanks for making me laugh! Brilliant idea to blog about all this stuff… I always wonder if what I am pinning will actually work.

  • Janet

    You’re so brave. I’m a fan of your courage… and your blog.

  • Sara

    Hilarious! It looks like a sponge-sicle…

  • katemgeorge

    WTF! Where’d all these people come from? Are you famous or what? Can I say “I knew her when”? The mug cake keeps popping up in my email, and I’m like “that was days ago! What’s happening?” I’m a little slow that way.

    I’m proud to say I knew you before you exploded across the internet! Jeez.

    • Pintester

      Ha, thanks old-timer Kate! ;) I asploded on teh internets this weekend, apparently.

      • Yakityyak

        @Pintester A friend mentioned you on her FB. I read one entry of your blog and promptly read them all. The testing is fun to hear about, but the writing is HILARIOUS!!!

  • shoegoddess

    Oh my god, that was fucking hilarious on like 20 different levels!

  • kathryne

    OMG!!! i made the same thing and had the same expression on my face!!! i even made 3 different ones just to be sure it wasnt me!!! mug cakes are a no go!!!

  • kittyblanket

    You are wonderful. I’m sorry that your cake was not.:P

  • ErinRae

    haha thanks I needed a laugh right now!! glad i saw your blog!

  • ChristinaCowan

    Brilliant blog!

  • Jennasmom

    Here is another Epic fail….. http://tidymom.net/2011/ducky-baby-shower-punch/  I made this freaking punch–added the blue koolaid, the water turned green.  GREEN.  As my guests were arriving I had puke green punch.  So I threw the sherbert in, I did not get nice bubbles.  I got sick looking slimey crap.  THEN I put the ducks in, and the freaking dollar store ducks wouldnt float—they tipped over and looked dead.  I dare you to try this punch…..what a disaster!
     

    • JaymeZiemer

       @Jennasmom Some girl friends made this for my baby shower and said the same thing!!! We all laughed at the pinterest misfortune. Tasted fine, looked like pure crap though!!

    • http://tidymom.net/ TidyMom

       @Jennasmom I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you, my pictures of the punch shows exactly how it turned out when I made it, and it has done so for many others.  So I’m not sure what went wrong, but it turned out perfect when I made it – blue water, foaming bubbles and the post says you need to buy bathtub ducks, so they float.   the fail was on your end, not the recipe.

      • Jennasmom

         @TidyMom The ducks were my fail yes….the puke green punch? Sorry, total fail and  I did follow the recipe to a T–perhaps it was just different blue koolaid or something. 

        • http://tidymom.net/ TidyMom

           @Jennasmom I think that’s got to be it – because it’s working for some people and not others.

        • TeresaFloyd

           @TidyMom If the grape juice or sherbet that people are using contains yellow food colouring, that could produce a green result.
           

  • portianay

    This is one of the most hilarious things EVER!  BLESS YOU for being so funny, and for taking the time to do this!!!!

  • Shelbi

    I busted out laughing!  I’m still laughing!  OMG

  • VictoriaDavis

    lol… I would think you could make angle food cake but cut down the ingredients to make like a tiny little cake…. and if you’re using a mug you can bake the darn thing.. it’s ceramic not plastic….. just saying…  

  • Joanna

    well, given that you obviously over-did the cake in the microwave, shouldn’t that be a tip off that the problem may be with you, and not the cake itself? ;)

    • Pintester

      I am quite sure the problem was with me. It usually is.

  • sheilaeileen13

    I have to say I’ve also tried some recipes on pinterest and some are bad. For example one would think the “Monster Cookie Bars” would be delicious. Terrible:)

  • Krista

    I always make a chocolate mug cake with ice cream on top.  I cook it for about a minute and it’s perfect!

  • KarenWalkerHilton

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OMG woman, you are fucking hilarious!  Thank you for starting my morning off with a good ole’ belly laugh!  The look on your face ….. LMAO!!  

  • BreanneErhardt

    I love it! So funny…..I actually did laugh out loud! 

  • http://jackysrandom.blogspot.com/ Jacky

    THANK YOU! i felt the same way about the chocolate cake i found on pinterest. it was spongey and i thought i was going to barf….

  • dappolonia

    Lmfao!!!! This was the funniest thing I’ve read in like forever!  

  • Milo

    I forgive you for being another intolerant lib, but all in all this post is pretty funny!

  • jaxsan

    Every mug cake I’ve ever made is spongy. Hazard of the medium, I guess. It’s much more tolerable when it is full of chocolate.

    • mereelise10

       @jaxsan And when topped with ice cream!!

  • AMerchant

    OMG I just came across your blog and all I have to say is THANKYOU!! I was thinking of doing the same thing, I mean you have no idea how many times I have made something and it has come out horribly wrong. You ROCK

  • LuluB

    I LOLed! I feel the same way about microwave mini cakes AND Mitt Romney;)

  • judy butler

    love the idea i told my two kids 3&5 tonight,”Mommies got a surprise get ur shoes on and come outside” they were so excited. I decided to try the glow in the dark bubbles (as seen on pinterest) at 10pm EPIC FAILURE. what a priceless night wish i had pictures of their faces tonight bahaaaaa

    • Maeve

      We tried the glow-in-the-dark bubbles too, but I saved some glow sticks, unbroken, just in case it didn’t work, so though the bubbles were a bust, the glow stick fun more than made up for it!  :)

  • AshleyPoindexter

    “the toothpick bounced off. i guess that means it was done.” bahahahaha i’m dying over here.

    • Teel

       @AshleyPoindexter me too :)
       

  • AshleyPoindexter

    “the toothpick bounced off. i guess that means it was done.” bahahahaha i’m dying over here.

  • http://www.practicewhatyoupinterest.com/ egghead23

    Ugh, I don’t get the whole microwave cake thing either. These people are kidding themselves…or maybe they’ve never had real cake?

  • LisaFLloyd

    thank you. i feel free to give this one a miss. 

  • Jo683

    I love the concept and was so excited to read and follow your blog. However I won’t be checking back in due to the language.

  • Jen

    Great idea to test things and love your name. Interested to see what you had to say…but probably won’t be reading because of the language. Consider pinning a thesaurus and trying some other choices.

    • Steph57

      Consider pulling the stick out of your ass and learn to not be condescending.  

  • ORathbone

    I fucking like your harsh language- I think it’s hilarious all these stay at home moms are having such a hard time with it!!

    • athenahm

       @ORathbone Just for the record, I am a stay-home mom, aaaaannnnddd I cuss like a fucking sailor. I heart this lady.

  • PhenomenalFemale

    Your blogs are HILARIOUS!  As for the swearing, fuck the fucking fuckers if they don’t like it.  Let’s see, can I also take the lord’s name in vain here too…oh yes!  Jaysus people!  We’re all adults here, and this adult has a college degree in Comparative Literature; guess who taught me all the creative swearing I know: my classmates.

    • athenahm

       @PhenomenalFemale We should be friends.
       

  • lise044

    Thank you! I wish I could make everything I see but I’m always wondering if it’s worth it! Love it! Language & all! lol
     

  • Momjeans

    I just discovered your blog via a co-worker who is also doing everything BUT working (we love our jobs!) and I fell isntantly in love. I too, will forgive you for being a liberal, because quite frankly, your love for fucking shit up and then joking about it takes precedence over your political views. 
     
    To all the creeps/stay at home moms that don’t appreciate the language….GET A LIFE! Seriously, all your kids probably love OneDirection and all those little fucks are banging 35 year old married women. So seriously,  stop being so offended over something that doesn’t hurt you! Sheesh!

  • Jen

    Haha…I guess I didn’t understand that I was only allowed to post a comment if I like seeing fuck every word or two. Sorry for being totally off the deep end when I suggest some more creative descriptors. Now I know. Thanks for setting this apparently stay at home mom straight!

    • PhenomenalFemale

      Naw, you’re okay we pressured you into dropping an f-bomb too.  It’s all in fun anyway. ;}

  • sjb74

    Love the idea of your blog. Love that you’re liberal. Hate all the F-bombs. Sorry, I won’t be a follower.

  • SolangeSays

    Your shit is dope and totally fucking hilarious! Fuck is a totally appropriate descriptor for all kind of fucking shit! YAY for YOU! – a fucking fan 

    • http://blog.robbiefoust.com/ rfoust

       @SolangeSays fuck yeah!!

  • http://moonsandcookies.blogspot.com/ Dez

    Between the hair cut, the non-existence of makeup, and the black blazer while “baking,” my inkling is the “F” word is a hoax.  It’s hard to have a made-up image while incorporating any pics, let alone step-by-step pics.  I think the idea is great!  But it would be better portrayed by a more honest and realistic host.

    • Pintester

      Not wearing make-up and not bothering to take off my work clothes before I microwave a crappy mug cake makes me not realistic? If so, then yes, it’s a fucking hoax. ;)

      • athenahm

         @Pintester I know I always get into my Betty Crocker get-up before baking. Not.

      • ceme

         @Pintester
         I think the others should close their eyes.  If you don’t like it don’t read it.  I think you are funny and your expressions help tell the story.  Oy people, oy!
         

  • Sandra

    I thought it was supposed to be funny.  Instead, it is fowl and vulgar.  UNpinterested.
     

    • athenahm

      That takes the cake for bad puns. No, really.

    • jaime232

      @Sandra I see nothing about chickens here…

  • well

    Sorry, your pictures are not very tasteful. if you put the food in your mouth leave it there. swearing aside, this review is not even entertaining or funny.

  • shugarloafer

    Another one to avoid is the Sour Cream strawberry Pie–unless flavorless, gummy desserts are a favorite. Bleh.

  • shinypinklexus

    Love this! I am a college student with big ambitions (who never, ever wants to be deduced to a stay-at-home mother, I might add) with an inappropriate sense of humor and the ability to out-swear a sailor. Your blog is FUCKING funny! I applaud your innovation and creative idea to test pins. Follower, for sure! Well done! = D

    • happymom

       @shinypinklexus Hey, dumbass – “reduced” is the word you are looking for, not “deduce”.  If you want to follow through with your big ambitions, using the correct words might be a good start.  I would “deduce”, though, that your ambitions far exceed your actual intelligence since you assume that SAHM’s are less than because they choose to care for their children rather than pursue a professional career, and because you stereotype SAHM as frumpy, straightlaced sticks in the mud. 

  • BreAnnNicole

    First off let me just say that I am IN LOVE with your FUCKING :) blog!
     
    However, I’m a little butt-hurt about all the stay at home mom hate going on in the comment section! When did someone decide that SAHM’s don’t cuss? That cracks me up. I’m also laughing my ass off at the girl below who wouldn’t be “deduced” to SAHM!!! I have my degree in psychology, but I choose to be a stay at home mom because being a mother means more to me than professional success. It also means my husband & I get to still enjoy our mid to late twenties by taking weekend getaways to see our fave bands where ever they’re playing or going out with friends whenever we want because we can rest fucking assured that our daughter has had tons of one on one time! That’s 40+ hours a week I’d rather be with my girl!  No one “deduced” me to that, I’m just lucky ;) 

    • Pintester

       @BreAnnNicole Hear this, SAHM haters: Don’t hate, dudes. We have positive regard for all who come here, especially if they drop an f-bomb or two. ;)

    • happymom

       @BreAnnNicole Yes, I love how she illustrated her stupidity by not even bothering to determine if she was using the correct word.  I have a Master’s degree in business and was a SAHM for ten years.  I don’t feel like I was being “reduced” (attention, dumb girl, that is the ACTUAL word I think you were searching for) in any way, shape or form.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DrAngelique DrAngelique

    AWESOME!! LMAO!!! I’m now a disciple. I have made a few things from here and have been successful but there have been a few that I wondered about… I shall wonder no longer! LOL

  • Annieheineck

    OMG I almost spit my water out on my keyboard laughing!!!!!! I saw my sister pin this at Pinterest, and just KNEW it was going to be good.. followed you over here with a lil click, and girl… you have MADE my day!!! Take this virtual hug,, wrap it up tightly around your shoulders and know that you have some grateful and laughing our asses off fans!! SO, I have to tell you.. I tried to make the one cup cake also…..it was the worst tasting thing I have ever done… sadly, I now have this HUGE sized canister of Instant one mug size cake dry mix that will hardened and become a stone in my garden one day ;) … Love to you!!! 
     
    Annie

  • Joni

     
    I have tried a couple of different cakes in a mug…..YUK!!   All I have to say is some peoples tastebuds must not work!
     
     

  • http://pinterest.com/photogmomx3/ Mel

    Can I just say, thank you….THANK YOU for testing out these recipes that sometimes are only a success because of the picture that has been engineered to make a person think that the recipe will be a success.  I tried three recipes in a row via Pinterest and every single one of them not only came out horrid, but amazingly looked nothing like the picture that was meant to be the model of the finished product.  I deleted my “Have to try these!” recipe board and have never bothered to Pin another recipe again.  Love your blog and I look forward to seeing more of these epic failures that people just pin to their boards and never have any intention of trying out, in turn promoting many time and money wasting recipes.

  • Nicole thats Me

    do all of you just not know how to follow a recipe?  yes you will occasionally find a recipe that you don’t like, but to say that all these recipes on pinterest are eipic failures and turn out nothing like the pictures is absurd! I’ve tried many recipes I’ve found on BLOGS via Pinterest and have been very pleased with most all of them, but then again, I know how to follow a recipe.

    • Annieheineck

       @Nicole thats Me followed the recipe to a T, ( mug cake) and not only did I follow it to a T, I also, after the first disaster, tried to look up on other blogs, youtube, net, ways to improve it.. I went the distance! To assume that “all” people do not follow the recipe is absurd! I have had tons of recipes from Pinterest come out fantastic, but we are not talking about “other” recipe’s.. this particular one is for the Mug cake ( wink)  and you have yourself an amazing day :) 

  • funnypins

    http://pinterest.com/pin/68257750571871915/ here is a pumpkin cake TWO ingredients! Please try it out!? I would love to see your spin on it. Your blog cracks me up, like a hard boiled egg that wasn’t quite cooked completely. LOLLOFL

    • KellyBordelonDupuis

      OMG THE PUMPKIN WAS GROSS, I TRIED IT!!! MY KIDS ATE A FEW BITES AND THEN SPIT IT OUT.

      • athenahm

         @KellyBordelonDupuis This MUST be done, then! I see hilarity ensuing….

    • Mandie717

      @funnypins

  • Bitters

    OMG – I nearly spewed my coffee, lol

  • LoriDelGenis

    I think i love you. ;-)

  • summertime

    You need to keep on doing this.  I especially loved the photo montage of horror-stricken faces.  Everyone in my life keeps pestering me to BE ON PINTEREST ALL THE TIME – but I can’t bring myself to because a) I get easily overwhelmed and b) I suspect, deep down, that most of those artful pins are total BS.  Thanks for doing the hard work for me.  I will be following your blog as long as you keep it going!  
     
    And as a side note, I sure hope you’re ignoring any of the crazy comments from the people clutching their pearls about the swearing/”untasteful pictures” (someone actually said that?!)/whatever.  You are hilarious, I absolutely love your expressions (MORE PICTURES!!) and, as the great George Washington said: fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke. :)

  • CarrieMichaelThomas

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  • soldanziger

    LOL! You facial expression says it all, sorry it was such a disaster, at least you made us laugh!

  • LynnKnuckles

    Kinda looks like me.. when I learned the pretty frozen greek yogurt covered strawberries were a huge bust! 
     

  • http://my-crafty-crap.blogspot.com/ Bree

    Have you tried this one:  http://pinterest.com/pin/66920744432785059/  I just did & it was actually really good!  I was skeptical, especially after reading your tale, but was pleasantly surprised.

  • raelieu

    I’m very sorry that you had to experience this…but I’m very glad you did. Reading this made my morning.

  • inkgrrl

    Know what really nails this post for me? The ad at the bottom saying that it was sponsored by “What to Wear in Dubai” at aarp.org ;-P

  • SensibleMoms

    Thank you for providing this public service. Your blog is awesome!  Ellen

  • http://backpackoutdufflein.wordpress.com/ Marmz

    Oh my gosh, so funny! So so so so so accurate too!

  • Brooke1011

    Your post gave me a good laugh :o) Love that you make these post, keep it up girl! 

  • Jenn Sanders

    This is definitely my favorite fail. Lol.

  • Marylou

    I made the oreo dipped in brownie mix and cooked it in muffin tins, simply terrible, don’t do it!

  • http://www.elementalcheapness.com/ sabrina mantle

    Yeah the first two things I made from Pintrest post also sucked, I mean technically the ‘honey and almond ice cream’ WAS ice cream in look and texture, but I should have know with only cream and condensed milk it would not taste good. Who wants to eat spoonfuls of straight heavy cream, makes me phlemy just thinking about it

  • zipperbunnie13

    lol I just found this page and am laughing my ass off! I too have had some fails from Pinterest..the biggest so far being the frozen yogurt dipped fruit. ugh. Good to know the cake thing doesn’t work at all…I had it in my recipes to try folder lol 

  • aligale87

    Will you try this one out? Im kinda curious but idk if i should try it or not. http://www.beautybets.com/2011/03/natural-cold-remedy-bath-soak/

    • Pintester

       @aligale87 I guess that means I have to get a cold first, huh? ;)

      • aligale87

         @Pintester  @aligale87
         possibly lol (:

  • JennyMcCarthyDietz

    I love that one too!

  • CynthiaConciatu

    I’ve often thought of testing some of these things. That would require turning off the Olympics and entering my kitchen though, wouldn’t it. Thanks for your public service. (If you try out any of those cleaning concoctions please send pics of your eyebrows after.)

  • laurabyas

    I’m sorry I couldn’t finish reading this one. I couldn’t open my eyes I was laughing so hard. When I finally composed myself, I realized the tears had washed my mascara into my eyes & was burning too bad to go on. Same thing happened when I read about your frozen yogurt dots. Girl, you have some gift.

  • LyndsayW

    This seriously reminds me of my childhood days trying to use my Easy Bake Oven.

  • Earmark

    I tried a chocolate chip one and fel the same way… horrible. Would never make again. Great blog.

  • CrystalMO

    That is a Weight Watchers recipe and it isn’t bad if you use chocolate cake mix or spice cake mix with chocolate chips added. It’s dense though…the chocolate cake mix and pumpkin kind of reminds me of the muffins you can get at Costco.

  • Pingback: Recipe: Smores Pudding Cups « baconavecbacon

  • jack

    The nutella one works great! Just takes a shit ton of nutella per cake.

  • QuinnKrawiec

    Girl I wish I knew you! You’re so freaking funny you got me to cry I was laughing so damn hard :)

  • KelliWeiserWilson

    I tried a chocolate brownie in a mug.  So gross.  Tasted like olive oil with a hint of chocolate.  Gag!

  • Katie

    Fuck. Mug. Cake. I tried making the Nutella mug cake, and it was an utter disaster. (Disclaimer: Having a shitty microwave doesn’t help) After the first amount of time required it was still gooey in the middle, so I cooked it a little longer and it got over cooked. After I threw it away, it took weeks of scrubbing and various dishwasher positions to get it clean all the way.
     
    What a waste of Nutella.  Don’t they realize that Nutella isn’t cheap? Geez.

    • http://allysgrandma.wordpress.com/ Cheryl

      Haven’t you pinned the make your own nutella?? I cannot wait to try it!!

  • Julians Mommy

    I am a SAHM and I absolutely love this blog :] It’s relatable and honestly hilarious. This is EXACTLY how I would describe a cooking disaster like that, and if others don’t share the same sense of humor they aren’t forced to visit the site or read the blog in the first place :] I am definitely a fan, and I’ll read [and laugh my fucking ass off at] any and everything you post!!!

  • AyaSmith

     @shinypinklexus Whoa, slow down there, girl-friend. Some of use stay-at-home moms are successful WHILE staying at home! I work from home, and have created a successful business while being able to properly raise my children. But regardless of all that, and contrary to what YOU might believe, staying at home to raise your children IS successful. Someone HAS to do it, and it only makes sense that either the father or mother be the primary one to do it… rather than paying some service or individual to do it. It’s OK not to choose the lifestyle for yourself, but have some respect for those that do. Not only is it challenging and tiring with little reward, we are raising the next generation. THAT is true success.

    • athenahm

       @AyaSmith  @shinypinklexus But, see, here is the problem with your statement, there: You are asking for someone to respect your way of doing things,while in the same breath, disrespecting the lifestyle of those who do not stay home by saying that you are choosing to “properly raise your child” by staying home.  Do not ask for respect if you are not willing to show it yourself, please. And I have been on both sides of this debate(I currently stay home, but have worked in the past as a mother), and personally I feel it is mentally healthier for mother and kids to not be constantly with each other. I respect those that wish to stay home, but that does not mean it is best for everyone.

      • AyaSmith

         @athenahm  @shinypinklexus Look who’s calling the kettle black! It’s never disrespectful to reprimand someone politely, which I did so. I think the real issue is that you have a chip on your shoulder, and you read your own fears into what I said. By “properly raise your children” I assumed it was clear that I mean, it’s important to put your little ones before your own selfish desires (IE: the need to feel independent from your family). If it’s best for you and your situation to work away from home, then you are still properly raising your children. But modern society promotes women to be so independent that some work away from home and dump their children on strangers for the simple need to feel independence and strength…. and THAT is not properly raising your children (to reiterate, it’s isn’t love and respect to put yourself BEFORE your children… but to work away from them if you NEED to, not because you WANT to). So PLEASE, if you are not willing to show respect… well, you know the rest ;)

      • athenahm

         @AyaSmith  @shinypinklexus  Your definition of polite and mine could not be further apart. I was not even attempting to be polite, because at the point that you start knocking somebody parenting, let’s face it, their claws are already flying. Quit kidding yourself.  By letting my children interact with someone other than myself, I AM putting their interests first, as well as making the time that I spend with them more special and important, and by not spending my entire day with them, I am not nearly as frazzled and have much more patience when interacting with them, thus I can teach them better what I know. What you call “dumping them on a stranger” is preparing them for life, and not coddling them. Staying home with mom all the time does not adequately prepare children for the real interactions with people other than their close family and friends. Do you follow your kids to school, as well? Would not want to let them be with a stranger(i.e.- the teacher) all day long.

  • Tabitha

    Haha!  I’ve tried a mug cake from pinterest, too, and it was sorely disappointing.  Cakes are just not meant to be served singly in a mug.  Oh well:)

  • laalicia

    oh my! sorry you had a bad experience — and thank you for sparing the rest of us while giving us a giggle! you are far braver than I! :)

  • OhLemontine

    I do like that one myself, and it is very very easy. I did mine with lemon as the second cake batter… it’s a very nice light fluffy lemon cake.

  • http://cristineallenandthegirls.blogspot.com/ Cristine

    was it maybe the 2008 yoghurt?  Don’t care I’m still not trying the recipe!  Thanks for the heads up!

  • Alvinia

    You may have to adjust the cooking time.  Microwave ovens will vary, and cakes “baked” in the microwave will turn out rubbery if you cook it for too long.  It’s good to know that it won’t work as the recipe says,  just try microwaving for a shorter time if you really want to a mug cake done the right way.  ;)Plus, I think we all know that microwave recipes almost never turn out as good as those done in the oven or on the stove.  Lol.  Either way, I’m still not trying that one.  It just doesn’t sound good to me…

  • GailG

    LOL … Thank you for sharing your experience…I also have the giggles … thought I was the only dud with some recipes… Please keep sharing, it saves me time, while raising my spirits with laughter.  Your self-deprecating humor reminds me of the beloved Erma Bombek…

  • Sheila

    YOU are AWESOME. Doing what I do best, except actually doing it!

  • HillaryVandenberg

    Haha hilarious.  I wouldn’t want to make a simple single serve cake with that many ingredients either.  You should try the 321 cake.  You combine one box of angel food cake mix and one box of cake mix of your choice into a tupperware container, then mix 3 tablespoons of that mix with 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for one minute. It tastes AMAZING and it’s low fat.

    • HillaryVandenberg

      (and you put that mix into a coffee mug then microwave it.)

  • http://mightydelighty.blogspot.com/ MightyMorgan

    Love this!! All to often I have fell “victim” to the ohhhhh it looks so good and easy recipe/pictures I have seen abound.
    Lesson learned is that some people straight up lie…ha ha ha.
    Y

  • nailka85

    Funny! I had a recipe for a chocolate cake in mug once, but never tried it. I should dig it up again sometime.

  • http://blogsnewsreviews.com/ AstroGremlin

    Extreme funniness has occurred! Ever see those recipes on the Wrigley’s gum ads?  Horrible.

  • http://www.littlesightseers.com/ Crystal

    I have posted several pictures of pinterest flops on my facebook page, and my friend refered me to your blog.  Hilarious, because I totally know how true this is!!  My stuff NEVER looks like the pin on pinterest!  Love your blog.  Too funny.

  • KarenDavidsonWalling

    ROTFLMAO! Most of my recipes from pinterest have been successes including a cinnamon mug cake and a chocolate chip mug cake. The key is not to overcook them. However I did have an EPIC fail with a zucchini carrot bars with lemon cream cheese icing…icing was great. However my dog wouldn’t even eat the bars! Thanks so much for your blog, it was the highlight of my day! You are hilarious!!

  • Pingback: Pintester « Make Something Mondays!

  • erica

    I have never replied to anyone but I feel compelled to now. I tried the pinterest “Avocado Baked Fries” they look great but tasted like elmers glue so beware.:)

  • lisadw

    bahahahahaha…thanks for keeping it real, I laughed my butt off and can’t wait to pass it along for all my Pintrest friends to enjoy…still laughing tooo funny……………….bahahahaha

  • http://JustSmiles82.blogspot.com/ JustSmiles82

    LMBO…Thanks for sharing!  I am SO adding your blog to my board!
     
    Link up with me: JustSmiles82.blogspot.com

  • Cmg84

    Bahahaha loved this! God bless you for making this blog to prevent me from making this shit.

  • VickieJoPatro

    Expired yogurt was most likely your problem

  • NoaleenCollins

    You are fantastic…………. Its the best laugh I’ve had in a long time

  • aljhdfljd

    um if you used expired yogurt, that was definitely your problem. if you don’t use fresh ingredients, it’s going to fail. common sense people.

    • Cakegirl

      umm… she was making a joke… Do you really think she would use rotten food to test a recipe?

  • Not impressed

    Really too bad you just had to make a political reference. You start out by insulting lots of readers and think that’s amusing.

    • http://www.renlish.com/ Ren

      Too bad you haven’t had a chance to get that stick removed from your behind.  It’s a political reference on a personal HUMOROUS blog.  You may or may not get that humour.  Deal with it.  99.9999999999% of us come here for the pinfails, not politics.

    • viewer1

      So agree with you on the Romney comment.

  • http://JESSMESSIN.COM/ Jess

    hahha NOT IMPRESSED needs to get a life.  clearly this girl has a dry sense of humor, of which i appreciate.  she probably figures if you do not get it, the blog is not for you.
     

  • NJL

    Your bog is awesome! Totally cracks me up! There’s nothing better than a great sense of humor in my book.

  • SmittyBMe

    I love that people are giving you advice – as if you didn’t know that old yoghurt might be bad…I don’t even trust it was bad.  You seem like you might be sarcastic at times.  Just a guess.  

  • softie4

    Your faces are hilarious. Hubby and I are just laughing over here. Too funny:)

  • LibsInsultOthers

    The thing about letting the Romney people in front of you occasionally. . .  that’s kind of you.  I’d let Obama people in front of me, but before I can give them the opportunity, they usually rudely pull out in front of me. 
    It’s pretty cool you’re testing pins.
     

  • Melanie

    Love your blog!!!  I have the same opinion of mug cakes!  Ick!!! Every one I’ve tried has bounced.
     
     And to those serious types who blame expired yogurt, well, yogurt is nothing but rotten milk anyway and unless it’s actually growing mold, it’s ok to eat or cook with.

  • Abby_6

    You should try the real recipe lol. You mix it IN the cup, it may smell a bit, but it’s so frickin’ delicious!! Especially with the icing it gives the recipe for as well. And Voila! the REAL Cake in a Cup, complements of Gooseberry Patch. :)
    Here’s one of the recipes it gives. It’s fun to mix and match the pudding and cake mixes.
     
    18-1/2 oz. box chocolate cake mix
    3-1/2 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
    3 c. powdered sugar, divided
    4-1/2 T. hot cocoa mix, divided
    2-1/4 t. vanilla powder, divided
     
    Place dry cake mix and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl; mix together. Divide and place 1/2 cup mix in 8 plastic sandwich bags; secure. Tuck one bag in a large mug that will hold at least 1-1/2 cups of water. Because the cake is microwaved, be sure the cup doesn’t have any metal decoration on it. Place 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons hot cocoa mix and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder into plastic sandwich bags; secure with a twist tie and attach to cake bag labeling as glaze mix. Place one bag of cake and glaze mix each mug and attach the following directions to mix: Generously spray inside of coffee mug with non-stick vegetable spray. Empty contents of cake mix bag into each mug and add one egg white, one tablespoon oil and one tablespoon water. Mix until well blended. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. While cake is baking, place glaze mix into a small mixing bowl and add 1-1/2 teaspoons water; mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in the cup and enjoy while warm. Makes 8 to 9 cake mixes.
     
    That’s a bigger recipe, I remember one that you jar as a gift. It’s like 1/2 pkg pudding mix, 1/2 cup cake mix (or something, not exactly sure) 1 tbs water, egg white and 1 tbs oil. I’m going to have to find it again when I can get a hold of my mom but now I want to try it again!

  • prisms

    Here’s a better one that I use all the time. SUPER easy and tastes/feels just like real cake! It’s called 3-2-1 cake, and here’s the steps:
     
    Mix one box of angel food cake (very important that it is angel food cake) with one box of any other cake flavor in a gallon ziploc bag. Save this cake mix for whenever you get the hankering for a little mug cake. Once you have the mix ready…
     
    Put three tablespoons of the mix into a mug.
    Add two tablespoons of cool water. Stir well– get all the dry stuff off the bottom!
    Microwave for one minute.
     
    Hence, 3-2-1. It is excellent.

    • AutumnVallette

       @prisms you don’t have to use angel food cake. i use devils food cake, same method, turns out perfect every time. in fact, i figured out the ingredients put them into jars and im selling them at a craft show.

  • Shery

    Ooooh goodness. The minute I read you put the mug in the microwave, that’s where everything went downhill. Never never EVER bake anything in a microwave unless the instructions tell you to (like cake-mix from a box or something commercial). I once tried (as an experiment!) to bake cookie dough in the microwave. Terrible idea! It was burnt at the bottom, frozen in the middle, and well done at the top.  

  • izzy

    I imagine if you used expired yogurt it may not taste good, unless that was your attempt at a joke…

  • lyn

    The individual cookie recipe to tide the slight sugar cravings blow too. 

  • Pingback: Featured Blogger: Sonja Foust of Pintester | Blogads

  • NerdyBirdyBoutique

    I honestly thought that was a dish scrubber sponge with the handle for glasses when I clicked on this via Pinterest. I was concerned with why the hell you were eating dish sponges. I’m glad you don’t eat dish washing sponges, I’m sad you ate that thing though. Yuck!

  • Chelsea

    This is so funny. I love this site so much. Note to self: don’t make mug cakes.

  • galloping granny

    OK, YOU are hilarious!  The blog itself was funny, but add the pictures, and YOU, my girl, should be yucking it up with Adam Sandler or someone …. you should get paid for how much you made me laugh!

  • viewer1

    Seriously! Did you really use expired yogurt. No wonder the cake failed. 

    • tcoady

      @viewer1 the cake is an EPIC fail with or without expired yogurt, she’s 100% right….it’s a huge mislead!!! Don’t waste your time!

  • kirirae88

    They all taste like this. I’ve made every single recipe I’ve come across for these things and they ALL TURN OUT LIKE A MUG SHAPED RUBBER PIECE OF GARBAGE.

  • llk

    i am obsessed with the mug- BROWNIE ooey gooey fabulousness i swear! in a mug- 1/4 c flour 1/4 c sugar dash of salt 2 tbs cocoa *stir then 2 tbs water 2 tbs oil *stir cook for 1 min in microwave omg good!

  • myqute

    Microwaving is a poor way to have good cakes any way.  Next time you know what doesn’t work!  :))

  • http://pinterest.com/dave6006/ Dave

    haha I just subscribed..

  • AllePlumley

    The microwave in the picture reads a time of 2:56…. Which if that is how long you cooked it for, no wonder it sucked lol. You should only cook them for about a minute and a few seconds.

    • athenahm

      @AllePlumley Pretty sure that is the time of day…. Most microwaves count down to zero when they are done.

      • Bln10

        @athenahm @AllePlumley Why would the microwave be on running (light is on inside) and the time of day be shown? I’m pretty sure @AllePlumley is right. And if microwaves count down, why wouldn’t it be counting down from, let’s say, 3:00??

  • SarahMurphyScott

    Ha ha ha!! You are hilarious! There are quite a few failed pins that I could share…most of them being recipes that were supposed to be ”the best thing on earth” yeah, not exactly. Keep sharing :-)

  • Pingback: Stress eating microwave mug cakes, help « pinfuriating

  • Always hungry

    I thought it was great, am so going to go to the other Pinterest site about failures, hate wasting money & food on something that looked good & we ended up eating leftovers instead, because of an epic fail, Thanks.

  • English teacher

    Your blog was informative but could have been more interesting to me if you could have found good adjectives to use instead of the “F” word.  It may be accepted by the general viewer, however, I find it offensive.

    • Tired of whiners

      You’re on the internet now sweet-cheeks…the “F” word is not the worst thing you’re going to find.

      • Lauren Babe <3

        Well that may be true but you should respect her opinion without being rude

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MXERGQXJYVCYMIQEHNEFKG72JY kimarella

        sorry but i agree & found this stupid & offensive ANY idiot knows you cannot bake in a microwave I mean duh of course it would be a sponge

  • packerbacker

    You lost me at your Romney comments. Didn’t even read more.  The election this year was for the life of our country. Obama won; our country is toast. That is not a funny issue at all. Not even reading your post any further.

    • Wbrock44

      @packerbacker lol, what is really funny is your comment. If you choose not to read a non political post because of a light reference, that is a joke!

    • http://donotletthisuniverseforgetyou.blogspot.com/ Heather Liz

      This is hilarious! I didn’t even vote for Obama and this is hilarious!

    • AmyJoy

      I had to vote up because this comment is ridiculously funny *and* I love toast!

    • kiteoni

      Gross, Romney.

    • Staciehew

      Purposely scrolled down to the comments after reading because I KNEW this post would be here. Thank you.

    • shanlan11

      Wow! What a small mind you have. If you can’t take a joke then you really have problems. I don’t normally comment on blogs, but WOW! It’s people like you that makes politics a joke to begin with (might I add this is coming from a political science major/MBA). Please note, other people have different ideas of politics. You being a republican and stating something so ignorant as you did above makes me laugh. I hope life is not this entirely black and white for you.

    • SGS

      Wow, typical Romney supporter…. close minded to opinions that differ from yours. I guess if she was promoting your women’s rights hating choice for president you would have no comment, but God forbid, her opinion differed from yours and even worse, she DARED to speak it, in a country where differing freedom of speech is valued. What the hell was she thinking? Thankfully we have people like you who are quick to point out what’s wrong with this country.

    • impeachobama

      Totally agree!

    • Erika Hernandez

      HAHAHAHA, good one packerbacker. Bahahahaha!

    • Lovelylullaby

      Same here as soon as I read that everything else just annoyed me.

    • sick of idiots.

      What an asshole, it’s a post about CAKE, stop being so butthurt. Republican douchebag.

      • disqus_kxSYjYznwF

        How very intelligent and enlightened you must be calling someone who doesn’t agree with you a douchebag.

  • cbshelley

    @packerbacker– I agree.  Interesting though… the liberals won and they’re still whining!!! I love Pinterest and go on as a way to relax.  But even here some jackass had to make a political statement!

    • Pintester

      @cbshelley This is not Pinterest. This is my personal blog. I can rant all I want.

    • athenahm

      @cbshelley  You realize that you don’t have to be here, and that this post out-dates the election by months, right? This is someone’s hard work, and if you don’t like it go elsewhere, and take your snark with you.

      • cbshelley

        You’re typical!  Gotta put your 2 cents in for what it’s worth. I said my peace. Won’t be back, but if I choose to I can.  This is after all a free country for now.  So mind your own business!

        • athenahm

          @cbshelley Lol, Pot, meet Kettle.

        • Guest

          I can’t take anyone seriously who doesn’t know what proper homophone to use. PIECE*****************

  • Pingback: Instant Mug Mac & Cheese | Pintester

  • http://cocktail365.blogspot.com/ The Cocktail Lady

    OK, so I have only read your latest entry, as I have just found your blog on “Pinterest”.  Hih-larry-ous, I love it and I looove the idea of your blog!  I am a cocktail blogger and I find a good amount of my recipes on Pinterest as well.  A lot of them have “pretty pictures”, but the end result is disastrous.  There is even a Barbie cocktail which is basically neon pink on Pinterest and when I made it and photographed it at home……..it was yellow.  Anyways, I’ll be reading through your blog and I know I’ll enjoy it!  Thank You for your awesomeness!!

  • Pingback: Pintester 10 Most Popular Posts of 2012 | Pintester

  • Sharon Fulginiti

    Wow Packer Backer …. Everyone has the right to stand for the people they choose to be elected. Just like you we all have our own rights… I am sorry but I will take a human being like Obama over a Robot like Romney any day , year, election!

  • EMT75

    Could have been the bad yogurt ?

    • gatorgirl

      Exactly my thoughts!

  • Bebopalula

    The title of the blog…fucking up Pinterest pins so you don’t have to. Should have been an excellent indicator of the contents. Love it, funny, keep up the good work.

  • Pingback: WHY IS PINTEREST IMAGE SEARCH SO TERRIBLE? « Geek Pants

  • ForgetYouLady

    too bad you destroyed yourself at the politic comment.
    Do you feel your a better citizen because you, against your will, judge other people that have other views and discriminating their rights.. even in an act of KINDNESS?
    we should be Americans first, democrats/republicans second.

  • ItsJustKK

    I agree with another comment. This is the first time I’ve viewed your blog, and it will be the last. Your political comments should be restricted to a political blog.

  • Live Love Laugh

    Hah for real a read this and thought it was hilarious. Then i scrolled down to the comments and see everyone complaining about something they don’t like in YOUR blog. HAH! seriously people are re-DONK! if ya’ll are so serious in life especially over politics i feel sorry for you. Life is about so much more, im 18 and have already figured that out! As far as mit or obama they both are sad excuses for leaders, only one man who rules me and that’s baby Jesus! But seriously, its just a funny blog about gross cake..everyone GET OVER YOURSELF!

  • Kay

    There’s a pin for a very similar recipe for a single-serving cookie. Bullshit. I tried it and it was raw and gooey after the allotted time. Put it in for a few more seconds and it was burnt and stuck to my mug.

  • ElaineP

    This is hysterical!

  • Pingback: Microwave Nutty Fudge | Pintester

  • ER

    Oh my gosh, these comments are sooo comical! Some people take themselves way too seriously! Good for you for saying whatever the heck you want on your own blog!

  • Annie

    This is hysterical! Totally something that happens to me all the time. Btw, to the people having such a hard time reading a blog about Pinterest experiments and then protesting a comment about politics (that wasn’t even actually about politics), why are you even bothering commenting on her blogs? If you’re wanting a political debate, follow a political blog, for crying out loud.

  • Cinnamon_Cappel

    OMG!!! I fell out laying over this, finally someone with sarcasm and a potty mouth. THANK YOU!! Will keep reading.

  • GypsyWarrior

    never never never cook anything with a microwave. GROSS!

  • Donkeys To College

    okay – I see there is a whole Romney fight because someone obviously lost their sense of humor in a poker game and/or knows you’re the one who cut them out because of the Romney bumper sticker.

    The post and pictures are hysterically funny – can’t wait to read more!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2UASFRFVCPQE77JK26T4COWTQE sweetorsassy

    I think some people purposely sabotage the recipes they post so things turn out awful!
    I’ve tried a few things I’ve come across and yuck-o. But then, I’ve tried a few that have been very good, so…you never know!

  • Sheri D

    !

    I have never ever had these mug cakes come out. I’ve tried several of them with no dice. I want it to be true, I just dont believe any more. :(

    I guess I’ll have to stick to baking whole cakes and eating 1/4 of them before bed. No single portions for me!!

  • Cassie

    Just wanted to leave a comment that you lost me at the Romney joke. Seems I’m not the only one. Maybe leave your political beliefs out of this and you won’t lose 64% of the popular vote!

  • NotObama

    When a blog starts out in the gutter, using politicial jabs, the f-bomb, and telling people to ‘shut the h up’ if they hate the blog, then you know the comments are going to head south faster than normal, too. Just sayin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sdfrance Summer France

    I have to say, that even though you are an Obama fan, I find you hilarious! Keep it up… Strange that we have two different opinions :) (for the record, I figured the country doomed with either choice)

  • http://www.facebook.com/shines09 Sarah Hines

    LOL too funny :) I loved this post :) Just say this I will have to COMPLETELY DISAGREE with people saying oh I stopped reading it after the Romney joke. People took that WAY too seriously! It was a joke! That actually made me want to read even more! I thought you were funny and amazing :)

  • http://twitter.com/maesielou133 Maesie Saffle

    This was one of the first posts by you that I read and I’ve been coming back ever since! If people are so pissed by the little Romney joke, to hell with them. They’d probably be clutching their pearls and gasping at half the shit you put anyway, and who needs that? Keep up the good work, cursing and penis jokes(;

  • A.G.

    Paper Backer made my day. I knew there were ignorant people in this world but your comment is just PHENOMENAL. Thanks for the laugh. Great post. Loved the blog post

  • Pingback: Eat Play Sleep Fail - Troublesome Tots

  • http://www.facebook.com/meagan.brazer Meagan Brazer

    you’re funny. People need to lighten up and remember how to laugh. Haters gon’ hate.

  • #1steelerfan

    I knew I liked you from the moment I read the Romney comment. Down with the rich! Our country would have been in bad shape for sure. By the way thanks for the cake in a mug test!!

    • l

      Down with the rich unless it’s you right? Not like Obama doesn’t have a fat checking account himself.

  • steffi1530

    Wow people grow up. I VOTED for Romney and I still thought her post was hilarious. Grow up, and quit making republicans look like stupid narrow minded haters. Love what you do, keep it up!

    • Lisa

      I so much agree with you steffi1530. Hilarious and some people apparently having personal issues and taking it to heat. Get a grip. Lmao.

      • L

        Wonder how hilarious people would have found it if she took a swipe at Obama….I am guessing not very. And I am sure the same people would be very pouty if they were told to get a sense of humor about it as well.

        • Texangal

          Are you serious?? Im a Texan Republican and I think its funny…Guess I’m just tolerant of others who don’t think like me. Grow up

  • Hi it’s me

    Oh calm the fuck down ppl it’s called humor get some. Learn to laugh. Stop taking personal opinions so personal. Also, it’s the Internet ….. It’s not that serious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JDThomas1992 Jacqueline Thomas

    lmfao at all the political comments… first time reading your blog, and i will for sure be back. truely entertaining… and if you piss off this many people in every post, im sure ill be amused again and again.

    • NP Phife

      Totally agree! :)

  • RSA101

    I don’t know if you’ve done any since, but I’ve had the same outcome as you many times! I found that if you put the cake in the mug in the microwave for less time, it comes out way better!! :)

  • Pingback: Brownie in a Mug | Pintester

  • http://facebook.com/emilysbs emilysbs

    So, other than completely irrelevant political banter… I feel like you need to do this one again. You even said you used expired ingredients. Of course the cake part sucked! I bet this would be awesome, if you used good ingredients.

    • http://pintester.com/ Pintester

      Actually, I tried it again for a photoshoot… Same results. Sorry to disappoint. Except not really. ;)

  • kate

    looks like the people with the romney bumper stickers are far more intelligent than you.

    • Lisa

      How rude.

      • L

        Oh Lisa get over yourself. You wouldn’t have thought it was rude if she said that about Obama instead. It is only rude when it is aimed at your party of choice. Grow up!!!

    • Katie

      I think it’s rude either way.

  • Lisa

    Does not look appealing at all. Now I not to waist my time trying it. TY

  • Rebecca Bergmann

    My mom once gave me a mug and cake mixes to do this with. I tried making cake in a mug with part cake mix and part angel food cake. Have you ever tried chocolate cake mix with angel food cake mix? It was awful. It was the worst cake ever. It had the consistency of angel food cake all fluffy and it tasted so sour.

    • Deb

      I tried that one too. Terrible!

  • Rebecca

    I know you don’t plan on trying this again (if I had your results, I wouldn’t either!), but maybe your microwave has a higher voltage than the original pinner. The “cake” looks like its been cooked for too long. I always have the reduce the cooking time for my microwave because its much stronger than most. If I don’t, my food isn’t edible. Just something to keep in mind!

  • Guest

    I’m a republican and found this hilarious!!!! Why would I let her little joke get me all riled up? It doesn’t change my political opinion or the fact that this is so freakin funnnnnnay!!!!

  • Elisa Lesmana

    I’m sorry your cake turned out disastrous. But your post is very funny. You save me from trying to bake my own mug cake! :D

  • stef h

    hilarious!

  • canusayimpeach

    I make mug cakes often (admittedly not this exact one), but they turn out fine! Easy (no bowl, that would annoy me, too) and quick. Don’t overcook or they get dry and spongy. I suggest you find a different recipe to try.

  • Manda

    Why on earth would someone think you could possibly get anything good out of blending yogurt and flour together?

    • Cee Behr

      I make pancakes with yoghurt and flour and they turn out the fluffiest yummiest ones ever

  • DebR

    Every mug cake that I have tried has been between so-so and downright yucky…yet I continue to try them.

  • disappointed

    Was interested and amused until I hit the absolutely unnecessary foul language. Wondering if she realizes that foul language is actually considered to be a form of abuse. Will avoid this site, which is too bad because the message she’s trying to convey is actually helpful and presented in a funny way. Sorry. :-(

    • Clee White

      Thanks for the heads up, I didn’t watch the video as I try to skim the comments beforehand to get a feel for what to expect (I don’t like being abused or violated and especially not by strangers!). There is no room in my world for foul language. It is nothing more than a form of laziness and a lack of vocabulary. Again, thanks!

      • Adult

        Really guys, you are adults right? They are just words, my goodness. She is not abusing anyone with her language. She did not call anyone any names or cuss at anyone. Grow up.

        • Clee White

          It doesn’t matter how grown up you are. Some of us choose not to listen to it. We honor God instead of going with the flow of the world. As a result, we live in peace, joy and prosperity. That is just how it works for us. What others choose to do is their business. I just prefer getting a heads up so I don’t have to wade through the muck, that’s all. ; }

          Colossians 3:8

          But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

          • Jerry Whidby

            It is nice to see some people still have class. You must be the person with the Romney sticker on your bumper. ;) Of course she didn’t insult anyone with that comment either.

          • Clee White

            No, Romney didn’t strike me as a follower of Christ, he seems more like a mammon worshipper. I don’t belong to a religion OR a political party (therefore, no sticker). Just voicing my reasonable objection to profanity. I’m just not fond of foul mouths. But I enjoyed your sarcasm. It is your right to have an opinion. Thank God, it is still my right as well.

    • http://pintester.com/ Pintester
      • Adult

        Love this! LOL

    • Heather

      Not really abuse. No one tied you down and made you read it ;)

  • Arianna

    you’re hilarious and awesome and anyone who disagrees can suck it.

  • Dynomite27

    This author is disgusting, rude and crass. She looks and acts like a typical liberal. Not surprising she can’t make a decent recipe, there’s lots of issues with her, it’s obvious.

    • VN

      I agree. Deleting her.

      • http://thatpandabitca.tumblr.com/ thatpandabitca

        I’m sorry for the sticks in both of your asses.

  • Unapologetic

    “She looks and acts like a typical liberal. Not surprising she can’t make a decent recipe.” Well, you sound like a typical partially-educated, judgmental “Christian” republican. Not surprising you can’t use your punctuation correctly. Your use of the run-on sentence is disgusting, rude, and crass.

    Everyone’s attitude about the “foul language” in this post just keeps the concept of “foul language” alive. 50 years ago “pee” was considered the offensive alternative to the word “piss”. Any word used with malicious intent is “foul language” and, therefore, “abuse”. You banana heads (see what I did there) should stop acting like she murdered a family and posted pictures.

  • Amanda

    I certainly don’t see what’s up with all the abusive comments. I have just discovered you, and have been thoroughly amused by the posts I have read. Keep being awesome. :)

  • Pingback: Websites To Waste Time On

  • TattooedMomma989

    I find you hilarious, and no I see nothing wrong either. It’s your blog, no one else’s. Write what you will. It’s not like you’re Oscar Wilde in prim times, haha. This is the 21st century; definitely not the worst thing online.

  • peggysue038

    Too funny!!!!! Tears are rolling down my face!!!!!!

  • ♡B♡

    Omg. I love this blog. Now to all the stuck up people below in u your coments. Being a stay at home mom does not make you a fucking stick in the god damn mud. Pull them out now and leave them out. I am a stay at home mom and i have had the mouth of a sailor forever. Another thing is she can’t write whatever she wants about her political views to make a joke. It’s her blog. So who fucking really cares. This country has gone to shit. And it’s not getting any better. Anyways if you hated the blog so much why did you post a shity coment? If you felt so abused by her words why did you stay to write a coment? Do you have the balls that this lady has to write a blog and post photos of yourself baking? Probably not. That’s why your here. So like everyone’s mama thought them if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all. It’s freedom of speech yes but you don’t need to be a bully. Again loved the way you did this. You rock. Can’t wait to read more ducked up shit from pinterest.
    by the way all of this has been typed on my phone that has a broken screen so sorry about sentences, punctuation,; and spelling.

    • http://adjustedsails.wordpress.com/ AdjustedSails

      lol…right..this is just like pinstrosity…hilarious. i can’t wait to see others she tries…i definitely am about 50% with trying pins..smh

  • Trina Bartolo

    hahahahahahahaha!!!! OMG too funny!!! Try the chocolate cake in a mug. It turnes out waaaay better :) Not that I made them or anything….a friend told me about them this one time when I was at that place over there….mmmm chocolate cake in a mug…..

    • http://thatpandabitca.tumblr.com/ thatpandabitca

      I’ve always wanted to try the cakes in mugs but I was scared to try them, as I’m scared to try things from the microwave that don’t normally belong in a microwave (i.e. eggs,bacon, cake) but perhaps one day I’ll get to try one. :D

      • Trina Bartolo

        This is the chocolate mug cake that I have made a few times….heh heh…yeah…a few times…. and it turns out alright. I will suggest that you do use the chocolate chips, but then again I really like chocolate so of course I would make that suggestion. I hope that Sonja does not mind that I share the link. http://dorazsays.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/5-minute-chocolate-mug-caketoo-easytoo-good/
        if the link does not work, search me out on Pinterest I have it saved as 5 Minute Mug Cake – it has it’s own pin board :)

        • http://thatpandabitca.tumblr.com/ thatpandabitca

          The link worked! Thank you so much for sharing it! I will definitely have to try it when I can actually get the ingredients. :D

  • Angela

    I appreciate your time and efforts to educate the rest of us to save us time and money. Also, your videos are pretty funny. I’m thinking of the wine bottle on fire in particular. Your choice of words is refreshing. I hate being around people who act like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouth. People are too sensitive and looking to take offense these days. Keep up the good work.