Hello, everybody! It’s Lauren. Hi.
One thing that is inevitable in the world of food blogging (and life in general) is the trial and error process. The error process always being a wee bit more frustrating than the trial. There is nothing more frustrating to me than envisioning something in my head, getting really excited about it, and then having it not work out. (Flashback to every yearbook photo ever taken since preschool) Blah! Life! I experienced this plethora of emotions this weekend. I had this vision in my head of magnificent, delicious, beautiful cookie bars full of yummy crap! They didn’t work out. They looked like poo, and I couldn’t get them out of the pan without them falling apart. They were just poo. The whole thing was poo! After I took them out of the oven and witnessed my failure, I did what I do best and complained about it. I was given the advice: “Just put some ice cream on top and they’ll be fine.” While that advice is very much in line with my own life motto and solution to pretty much every problem I’ve ever encountered since birth, I just wasn’t satisfied. In reality, they were not that horrible. They looked like average cookie bars, and they tasted absolutely fine. But in terms of photographing them and trying to make them look beautiful for blogging purposes, it just wasn’t going to happen. No amount of natural light and strategically placed props were going to help me. So, I did what most adults do when something doesn’t work out, and I napped it off. I woke up early the next day and made them again, and they came out just the way I wanted. Perseverance, people!