Photo a Day Challenge: June 23 – Confetti

challenge confetti

I texted Elise.

“Do you have any confetti?” Nope, the girl said. Why should we. Let me ask you this: Is there confetti in your house right now? Crap. I didn’t want to buy stuff solely for the Photo a Day Challenge. That feels like it should cost me my amateur status.

What’s confetti, except for chopped up paper?

One man’s dustbuster mess is another man’s confetti. So what about those confetti cupcakes? I could make some of those. A buck-10 later, I’m on my way. Only, I wasn’t. Because I pulled the cake too early. A boxed cake. I busted it open flipping it out of the pan.

That’s when I saw it was medium rare. Stellar for ground chuck; irresponsible for anything Pillsbury. Not a proud moment for a guy who flies into a new recipe like conditioner into Liam Hemsworth’s hair: There on a mission.

I made my own frosting which drew raver reviews than the actual cake. The cake wasn’t by the ocean, but it also wasn’t wretched; it just didn’t win any style points. I’ll take ugly cake over pretty broccoli 38 times out of 38.

They’ll rain no confetti on my head for this one.

[Check out the photo challenge we’re taking, here.]


confetti quote


  1. Holly says:

    Sure, I have confetti….nailpolish. Better luck next time on the baking.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Who knew about confetti nail polish? I might have had a better shot cooking the nail polish.

  2. Nix says:

    Adventures in baking! With a song title thrown in as casual description. I have to love this post. Send me your frosting recipe?

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Always an adventure, Nix, but usually one with a better result. Always a spot for a song title tossed in.

      Glad you liked it! I’ll send the recipe.

  3. Lyn says:

    You should have bought cake sprinkles instead of cake mix. Then when you were finished photographing it, you could sprinkle it on some bread and butter and make fairy bread. Mmmm fairy bread… every kid’s favourite party food (and every grandma’s favourite anytime food) 😀

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Great idea, Lyn. Fairy bread? I could get behind something like that. Maybe with a pale ale?

      1. Lyn says:

        LOL a pale ale works for me 🙂

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Two’s my limit.

  4. tamaralikecamera says:

    ha, I would rock this photo challenge in so many ways!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I would so rather have seen what you’d do with it Tamara. You should get in on the action and put it all in one post.

  5. ksbeth says:

    i’m with you on the ugly cake over veggies anyday!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      it’s a revolution, really, beth.

  6. Kisma says:

    Hahah, never a dull moment at your place for this challenge and I love it!

    btw- broccoli, steamed with garlic and salt and pepper and some butter is A-mazing! Just saying…😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’ve got some bad mama jammas up in here, Tiffy. I like the garlic, salt and butter part.

  7. You can make your own confetti with a hole puncher, we used to do that as kids. Of course a funfetti cake is much more fun, even though the only one I made in my life was definitely not tastier than broccoli, let’s agree to disagree on that one 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      If I could only find a hole-puncher, Tamara. Broccoli makes me burp. Cupcakes do not.

  8. Rorybore says:

    Yes I do have confetti in my house – right now. Because I actually have a 3 hole punch thingamabobber. If you open up the back – voila! Confetti.
    But I’ll take your less than pretty cupcakes on cheat day. 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I should have checked with you. I could have sworn we had one, but it might have been used as a weapon.

      Confetti seems like something I’d hate to pay for, like the right to buy season tickets. The Permanent Seat License. I hate that concept.

      The ugly cake still got eaten. So there’s a lot of hope for me to read into that.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.